TLW Info for Hosts

Host Logger students at your workplace to inspire young professionals, share specialized knowledge and experience about your field, and showcase your organization!

SAVE THE DATE: January 13-20, 2020

Take a Logger to Work occurs the week before students return for the spring semester. Hosts typically choose one day within that time period to welcome 1 to 5 students for a half-day shadowing visit. 

Hosting Students (in a nutshell)

Think back to your time as a student. Would you have benefited from a shadow experience with a Logger alum or parent? We understand the impact alumni and parents can have on current students and this understanding is the motivating force behind this program. Take a Logger to Work provides alumni and parents with an opportunity to support the career development of young Loggers in a meaningful way. 

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 An ideal shadow day for students may include:

  • Touring your work site
  • Observing interactions with customers, clients, and/or colleagues
  • Networking over lunch
  • Being introduced to your colleagues (especially Logger alumni!) and their roles
  • Completing a case study*/mini project if appropriate
  • Meeting at the end of the day to reflect on the experience

*If your daily workload involves client confidentiality, consider conducting a case study with students.

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Zach Kotel '12 | 2016 Host

"This opportunity really allows students to better understand the actual minutia of day to day life in the workplace, which can often be glamorized or dramatized in college. I feel that this is also a great opportunity for students to see how their liberal arts education can translate into a career that may or may not be directly related to their majors or areas of study." 

Taylor Cassell '13 | 2016 & 2017 Host

"The students were great and made me feel happy to have gone to UPS. This was a great chance to give back to the department that helped me land where I am today."