A job shadowing experience immerses students in a career for a short period of time, typically a day. Students learn first-hand what its like to spend a day in a professional's shoes, helping them to better evaluate possible career paths.
Job Shadowing Opportunities
Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium
Do you love animals? The Zoo offers two opportunities for high school students to connect with keepers and aquarists and learn more about these exciting career fields: Keeper Conversations and Pizza with the Keepers.
Keeper Conversations – $13 per session
Students in grades 10-12 who would like to shadow a zookeeper will tour animal areas as they chat with keepers and aquarists about the work they love. Keeper Conversations are held the first Tuesday of the month, October through April, except January. Register online for one, or all six.
Pizza With the Keepers – $22 per session
Students in grades 10-12 are invited to join keepers, aquarists, and veterinary staff for an informal lunch to discuss animal-related career goals. Staff from Kids Kingdom, the reptile department, the mammal department, PPG Aquarium, and veterinary/animal care may be in attendance. Behind the scenes tours will take place after lunch