First year event will provide students with real-world insights into careers

Folsom Lake College (FLC) will host its inaugural Groundhog Job Shadow Day, this Friday, February 2. This unique event aims to connect students with professionals in various industries, offering them a firsthand glimpse into potential career paths and fostering a deeper understanding of the workforce, according to a press release from the Los Rios Community College District.


FLC’s Groundhog Job Shadow Day is designed to bridge the gap between academic learning and real-world application. Students will have the opportunity to shadow professionals, gaining valuable insights into the day-to-day responsibilities, challenges, and rewards associated with different professions. This initiative aligns with Folsom Lake College’s commitment to providing a holistic educational experience that prepares students for success in their future careers.

Key Highlights of Folsom Lake College’s Groundhog Job Shadow Day:

  • Diverse Industry Representation: Professionals from various industries, including business, healthcare, technology, arts, and more, will participate in the event, ensuring students receive exposure to a wide range of career possibilities.
  • Networking Opportunities: Students will have the chance to network with professionals, ask questions, and build connections that can be beneficial for future internships, mentorships, and job opportunities.
  • Key College and Community Speakers: The event will feature a welcome message from FLC’s President Art Pimentel and a robust panel discussion to further enhance students’ understanding of industry trends, skills required, and potential career paths.

FLC encourages local businesses, professionals, and community members to participate in this groundbreaking event by offering job shadowing opportunities to students. By sharing their expertise, industry knowledge, and experiences, participants can contribute to the development of the next generation of professionals.

Event Details:


Date: Friday, February 2, 2024


Time: 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Location: Onsite Job Shadowing for students (9:00 – 11:45 am), followed by a hosted lunch with speakers in the Falcon’s Roost at Folsom Lake College, 10 College Parkway, Folsom CA 95630  (12:30 – 2:00 pm)


Photo courtesy of Folsom Lake College/Los Rios Community College District