There are many ways to stay involved with Country Day and our students. CCDS alumni offer a vast amount of knowledge in so many areas that can help future alumni learn about the opportunities that await them. Please consider sharing your experience through one or more of the following programs. Interested in offering a real-world learning opportunity to a Country Day student? Please complete the form below to begin the process.
- Job Shadows
- Alumni Career Connections
- Student Internship and Job Shadow Form
Katie Briggs ’20
Caroline Blang ‘21
Mark Tereck ‘21
Sabrina Delbello ‘21
Ruoyu Shao ‘21
CCDXperiences develop in students the skills, knowledge and empathy required to engage successfully in a rapidly changing world.
Through short-term job shadows or longer-term volunteer research positions, students see firsthand what it is like to work in a field that interests them. Students garner advice about college and careers from parent and alumni hosts and learn early the value of networking, of cultural awareness and of inter-disciplinary thinking.
Note: Parents, alumni, and friends of the school who would like to host a Country Day student or alumnus/a for a job shadow or an internship, please complete the brief form below.
Internships last longer than job shadowing experiences and can involve not only our current students but our younger alumni too. Internships can last a few months, a summer, or only a few weeks. We consistently receive great feedback about the students and alumni that participate in our internship program from our community members. Thank you for considering an internship opportunity.
Paula Butler, US Chemistry Teacher
Sarah Beyreis, Director of College Counseling
Amy Brand, US Art Teacher
Paula Brock, Director of Donor Relations and Legacy Giving
Click here to read an example of one young alumna's internship experience!
Job Shadow FAQs
Who might want to job shadow?
Upper School students!
When do job shadows typically take place?
During winter break, spring break, days off school, or during the first weeks of June.
- How long do job shadows last?
As brief as one day or even more, as determined by the sponsor.
- How do students apply?
Students should talk with the college counseling department or attend a job shadow information meeting to receive an application and further directions.
- Interested in offering a real-world learning opportunity to a Country Day student?
Please complete the form below to begin the process.
- What industries can students job shadow in?
Any! We have had experiences in myriad industries - architecture, real estate development, biology, chemistry, chemical engineering, research and development, fundraising, law, marketing, dentistry, physical therapy, and environmental conservation, just to name a few! Below are some recent examples of job shadow opportunities provided to our students.
Research and Development Mentoring: Procter & Gamble
A chemical engineer who is Section Head in Process Development and former research scientist in shampoo offer this one-day mentoring experience for students interested in the kinds of work scientists and engineers do in business.
Fundraising and Nonprofit Management: National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
Shadow the VP of Institutional Advancement at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, a major national museum. Learn how large nonprofits are funded, the role the NURFC plays in the region and nation, the importance of networking in any career, and how to build relationships with potential donors.
Investment Management: Bahl and Gaynor Investment Counsel
One-day job shadow with Vice-President of this employee-owned investment advisor, which provides highly personalized counsel focused on increasing income while preserving principal. Learn about the investment business and garner advice about the field from B&G team members at all stages of their careers.
Medicine: Anesthesiology, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
Shadow an Assistant Professor of Anesthesia, Associate Perioperative Director at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Liberty Campus, and Perioperative Simulation Director. Specific opportunities include observing anesthesia care in the OR including general cases and subspecialty services such as fetal surgery, neurosurgery, and spine. Gain an introduction to the process of operating room management. Also, observe and participate in the execution of medical simulation experiences for trainees and faculty.
Publishing: Editing Poetry for Publication
Virtual job shadow with CCDS alumna poet and publisher, author of PR for Poets. Help with poetry reviews and a manuscript in progress. Learn about the business of publishing poetry and poetry reviews, and garner advice about life as a writer and poet.
Information Technology and Software Development: Kroger Technology
Software development, networking, hardware engineering, data analytics and other areas of IT are available in this job shadow opportunity which can be tailored to the student’s interests. Kroger Technology is the industry leader in retail technology.
Alumni Career Connections
Alumni have become a part of our curriculum! We have had many each year that are willing to come to school to talk about their career paths with a class or a smaller select group that share an interest in your filed of expertise. Many non-local alumni are willing to Zoom with our students too. Personal stories inspire our students and broaden their horizons, it is a wonderful way to give back to CCDS. Please complete the form below to participate.