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Career Shadowing

Mrs. Heather Wilson
Office Hours:  9am to 1:30 pm M/T/W/TH                                                       

The Career Shadowing program at Rocky River High is open to sophomores, juniors and seniors who would like to gain first-hand knowledge of a job or career field.  Students are exposed to real life work situations and have an opportunity to learn what a typical day is like. They may spend a few hours or a full day at the shadowing site, asking questions, performing tasks, etc.  This program can be of great benefit to students as they begin to think about their future studies and career opportunities.

To initiate a Career Shadowing experience, students and parents are required to complete a Career Shadowing Application. The application can be accessed by clicking the link to the right.  Hard copies are available in the Guidance Office and the Career Shadowing Office.

NAVIANCE is a career and college research tool that is available to all Rocky River High School students and parents. 

Family Connection access can be found at: is another resource for students and families.  This no-cost career planning resource focuses on opportunities available in Ohio. This tool lets students create a profile of their interests. It also provides career information, a plan and budget for education and training, possible occupations and potential salaries. 
Distance Learning
In addition to Career Shadow experiences, students have the ability to participate in WVIZ ideastream distance learning programs held at RRHS via PolyCom (teleconferencing equipment). These programs allow students to interact with professionals from various industries without leaving the school.  Information about upcoming programs and sign up sheets are located in the Commons outside the Career Shadowing Office.  A list of upcoming programs is also available online in the Counselor's Corner online newsletter.
Parent Volunteer Opportunities

Please consider sharing your knowledge and experience by offering to be a Career Shadow Sponsor or Guest Speaker. Interested parents are invited to complete the online form. Thank you in advance for your consideration.