Minnesota Destination Career Academy will be hosting an online Job Shadow Week this entire week for high school students across the nation, offering those over the age of 13 to hear from leaders of Fortune 500 companies and government agencies. The program is being powered by K12, an online provider of distance learning based in Virginia, and its Senior Vice President Leilani Brown told KMRS about the goal of the program.

“So what we decided to do this year is take our Job Shadow Week program and make it completely virtual, and expose high school students — anyone over the age of 13, quite frankly — to the world of work,” said Brown. “So we have 21 wonderful partners who will come into virtual work experience spaces and offer job talks and interviews and access for Q&A for our young people.”

During the week, students will have a chance to hear from leaders of Google, NASA, the Motion Picture Association, the Department of Homeland Security and the Miami Dolphins, among others. To get the links for individual sessions, students need to register at jobshadowweek.com.

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