Help a HCA Student find their career!

  • HCA Job Shadows


    Job Shadows aim to

    • provide students with an up-close look at what a "real job" is like,
    • help students see the connection between what they learn in the classroom and what they will need to achieve their goals,
    • show students that they have choices in life, and
    • motivate students to achieve.

    A job shadowing experience might make a difference in the life of a student by giving that student a new vision for their future. It may even provide inspiration that can change a student's life forever.

    The Process:

    1. You register to host a HCA student for a one-day shadow experience by emailing Maxine Areida, calling her at (209) 933-7360. 
    2. Students are matched by HCA staff with professionals in the career they are interested in pursuing.
    3. Students report to host’s worksite by 9 am (or the time determined by the Job Shadow Host) on the scheduled day. They will bring a lunch and be dressed in scrubs unless you tell us something different should happen. 
    4. Student shadows the professional until the end of their school day (3 pm) or until the end of the professional’s workday, whichever was agreed upon.
    5. Host takes a picture with the student, verifying the student attended the job shadow experience.


    Have questions? Contact Maxine Areida at (209) 933-7360 or