You can apply for opportunities through the Student Center - Center for Career Development - Winter Break Opportunities.

Applications are due by November 6 by 11:59 p.m.

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See what students have to say about their experience. Students Comments on the value of Job Shadowing.


Networking Dinners:

Pittsburgh, PA - Liz Williams ‘2013, Associate Director, Donor Recognition, Carnegie Mellon University; Sierra Green '11, Archivist; Senator John Heinz, History Center; Rachael Surmick '12, HomeOwnership Center Manager, Neighborworks Western PA; Emily Hammel '10, Associate Council, Allegheny County Office of Conflict Counsel; Dave DeBore '13, Assistant Director of Admission, Carnegie Mellon University; Rachael, Dave, and Liz are all in a Masters graduate program at CMU

Job Shadowing:

Mike Buscher P‘2019, Head, Reference Services, Geography & Map Division, Library of Congress (Location: Washington, DC)  Shadow Description: A student participant in the Job Shadow program would be introduced to staff at all levels and would explore the many different jobs and tasks that go into making the largest cartographic collection in the world (5.5 million maps, 85 thousand atlases) accessible to Congress and researchers worldwide. The student would be introduced to historical collections dating back to the 14th century and to the latest digital materials being produced. I am currently the Head, Reference Services for the Library of Congress, Geography and Map Division. I am responsible for all research services and for the care and maintenance of the largest collection of cartographic materials in the world. I currently manage 10 people, Cartographic Specialists, Librarians and Library Technicians. Interested students are encouraged to review the website:

Kathleen Dugan P‘2015, Librarian & Executive Director, Cleveland Law Library Association (Location: Cleveland, OH)  Shadow Description: Observe legal reference service to lawyers and judges in the Cleveland area. Learn how to use our Integrated Library System to circulate and discharge books, look up patrons, charge accounts, and pay patron bills. Attend any meetings scheduled.Tour library and courthouse. Go out to lunch. **Interested students should live locally, be within driving distance, or already have plans to be in the area.**

Sierra Green '2011, Archivist, Senator John Heinz History Center (Location: Pittsburgh, PA)  Shadow Description: Students will have the opportunity to learn about different sides of work in a large regional history center, with a primary focus on the work of archivists and librarians – if interested, students will also have the chance to learn more about the fields of museum curation, collections care, and museum education.

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