Groundhog Shadow Day - Mentor Enrollment


Mentor REGISTRATION is now CLOSED. Please join us next year!


Program Overview

Groundhog Shadow Day 2018 is a job shadow event open to high school students in Kent County. On Friday, February 2, 2018 from 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM, students will meet with an industry professional in the field of their choosing, to learn valuable career information. We hope to have a wide variety of career opportunities available for students and need YOUR help. 

Employers agree to provide students with opportunities to:

  • Get an overview of their company’s industry, the day-to-day operations of specific departments, positions available, and requirements for successful employment (i.e., level of education, career pathways); 
  • Interact with a variety of professionals with different levels of responsibility, education, and experience;
  • Engage in a hands-on activity or demonstration that reflects the skills required in this sector if possible; and
  • Preview current or recent projects so they understand some of the potential work demands required.

We are looking for all types of roles and positions to be represented in this event, so please forward this information to people in your professional or personal circles who you believe would be interested in mentoring and encourage them to participate in Groundhog Shadow Day 2018.

Please join Kent ISD in creating excitement around the future workforce and help young people find the path that is right for them.

Student registration opens on December 1st and is available at the student GSD page.

Kent ISD Career Readiness coordinates communication between mentors and students. Employers will have names of their guests in early January 2018.

Many employer partners elect to host several students so they include a cross-section of activities, here is a sample Best Practices Agenda example to launch your creative juices:


Read the story: 300 Area Students Get Inside Local Companies on Groundhog Shadow Day

Upcoming Events

October 24
Kenowa Hills High School College & Career Day
9:00 AM
Kenowa Hills High School, 3825 Hendershot Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49544, USA
Kenowa Hills High School College & Career Day
Oct 24
9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Kenowa Hills High School, 3825 Hendershot Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49544, USA
Career Readiness Community Activities Calendar
Email Mike Johnson to RSVP:
February 2
Groundhog Job Shadow Day
Groundhog Job Shadow Day
Feb 2
Career Readiness Event Calendar
ave you started to look around your classroom and wonder, "What's Next?" or dream about the job you will do after high school? Are you interested in pulling back the curtain of the world of work and spending the day with a mentor? ​If you answered "yes" - #GSD18 is for you! When:February 2, 2018 Time: 9AM - 2PM Where:You get to choose the role that is right for you - there are almost 300 roles to shadow for the day! Click here for Registration and Details .

Email your questions or call (616) 447-5691