Career Shadowing

  • The Rockwood Partners in Education (PIE) Career Shadowing program provides students with the opportunity to explore career areas of interest through on-site visits and virtual chats with industry professionals! 

    Career Shadowing opportunities are open to all Rockwood students in grades 9-12. Students interested in participating in an on-site experience must have reliable transportation. Students can participate in the program in the Fall and/or Spring semesters. Students are limited to one experience per semester. Students are also eligible to earn hours towards the A+ program through this experience.


    Fall 2022 Shadowing Weeks

    Fall shadowing weeks will take place during the months of October and November. These opportunities are open to students in grades 9-12.  The application will be available on August 22nd and will close on September 14th.  The link for the SignUpGenius, where students can see and sign up for the specific opportunities that are available, will be sent out to Juniors and Seniors on September 22nd.  Freshmen and Sophomores will have access to the sign-up on September 26th.  The sign-up will close on September 30th. 


    2023 Build My Future

    This is an incredible event highlighting dozens of careers in construction and the skilled trades. 

    Build My Future STL gives students the opportunity to spend a day in the construction industry through an interactive showcase comprised of educational displays, equipment, operations & learning labs--all provided by our local industry partners.

    The Build My Future Event will return to the St. Louis area in Spring 2023. Stay Tuned for more details, including how you can participate through the Rockwood Career Shadowing Program.   


    Soar into STEM Program 

    In addition to the job shadowing opportunities this spring, Rockwood students have been invited to take part in an incredibly special opportunity at Spirit Airport through the acclaimed organization Wings of Hope

    This program, Soar into STEM is unique in that your attendance will be required on four Saturdays in April, for about four hours each Saturday. To apply, please click the link for the Wings of Hope Student Application and be prepared to include a personal statement of up to 300 words that tells us why you would like to participate in this opportunity. A selection committee will then choose six students to represent Rockwood. Please know that on the fourth Saturday, every student will be required to do a brief presentation on what they have learned during the program. Those that score a 75% or higher on that presentation will be invited on a flight over the St. Louis region! The application window for Soar into STEM is now closed. Please check back in Spring 2023 for more opportunities. 

Matthew Schindler

Pie Facilitator