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Job Shadowing

On November 30 students participated in Job Shadow Week!  Here is a brief summary of each shadow that took place:


PDI Surgery Center

PDI Surgery Center serves low-income children who need immediate and intensive dental treatment as well as provides oral health information and prevention education to communities across Northern California. Students shadowed a team of medical professionals and witnessed a dental surgery from start to finish. Students observed dental x-rays, surgery preparation, local anesthesia, tooth extractions, root canals, and crowning of multiple teeth, and postoperative nursing.


Linkenheimer CPA

Students went to Link CPA to explore career paths in the field of accounting such as tax preparation, auditing, or becoming a Partner. Students heard from 6 different employees in the company and had the opportunity to ask questions and gain information on what it is like to work at a public accounting firm. The students who attended were all interested in returning and potentially applying for an internship.


District Attorney’s Office

A group of Public Safety students for the 2nd year in a row to the the District Attorney’s Office for a job shadow. The students were able to rotate and engage in discussion with a District Attorney, an Investigator, a Victim Advocate, and support staff. They also sat in on both misdemeanor and felony courtrooms to observe the work in action.



At Sonic students learned about careers in technical customer support, network operations, installation, training, and marketing. They also learned about the history of internet supply, current trends, and fiber optics, These students were previously interested in exploring careers in computer information technology and a few were interested in pursuing careers at Sonic after their experience.


Sonoma County Fleet Operations

The Sonoma County Fleet Operations Department is responsible for building and servicing all county operated vehicles and machinery.  Students participated in an in-depth tour of both the light equipment facility that maintains such fleets as the Sheriff Department’s vehicles as well as the heavy equipment facility that provides repairs to anything from a large crane to a go-cart. The students spoke with and observed work of mechanics, a welder, and administrative staff. ‚Äč

Posted by: Kathy Hayes Published:2/20/17
Audience: About Elsie Allen and Who Are We?