Groundhog Day Job Shadowing is an annual event that takes place in February each year. It’s an opportunity for graduate students in HEN-participating Health Care Administration programs to gain exposure to leaders in the industry and experience a day in the life of a Health Care Executive. Executives serve in positions ranging from Director-level to C-suite.


For Students

Graduate students, its time to participate in the Groundhog Job Shadow Day!

  • Student participants MUST be identified by January 10
  • Contact us  for additional information

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Please address the following questions:


For Healthcare Professionals

ACHE of Greater Ohio is seeking Healthcare Executives to host a graduate student.

  • Executives volunteers MUST to be identified by January 10
  • Contact us  for additional information

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Please address the following questions:


FAQs

Students must be currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate healthcare administration related program to participate.


A person who is 39 years of age or younger.


One who is willing to share and provide insight into their professional journey in healthcare.


Groundhog Job Shadow Day is an annual event that takes place in February each year. It’s an opportunity for students and early careerists in HEN-participating Healthcare Administration programs to gain exposure to leaders in the industry and experience a day in the life of a Healthcare Professional. Healthcare Professionals serve in positions ranging from mid-careerist to C-suite.


In October each year, Healthcare Professionals and Student and/or Early Careerist are invited to complete a survey to confirm their desire and availability to participate. The Healthcare Professional application identifies the organization, title/role, areas of expertise, and number of students to host. The Student and Early Careerist application identifies the school/program, the area of interest/type of organization, and preferred location. Participating Healthcare Professionals in host organizations span a broad area from Northern Kentucky to Columbus. The application closes on January 10 and the results are collected and analyzed to find the best fit for the Healthcare Professional and Student and/or Early Careerist by January 24. Participants are notified in early February of the match, with an introductory email providing contact information for both the Healthcare Professional and Student.


No. The national Groundhog Day is always on February, 2nd. We provide a target date that falls on a business day on, or close to, February 2nd for our promotional materials, but any day in February that works best can be coordinated between the Healthcare Professional and Student and/or Early Careerist.


No. The goal is to provide the best experience and exposure to the day in the life of a Healthcare Professional. It is completely flexible and at the discretion of both parties to set the schedule. A typical schedule for core hours might be from 8:00 a.m. to 4 p.m. but there is no specific requirement. We strongly suggest that in person meetings should adhere to current COVID-19 guidelines.


No. The goal is to provide the student with exposure to their field of interest and experience what a typical day might look like. It is completely at the discretion of the Healthcare to choose the activities that are the most appropriate and valuable to showcase the field. However due to COVID-19, a sample outline of activities and discussion points are shared, but it is up to the participants’ discretion on how it is utilized.


No. Healthcare Professionals may introduce students to other leaders of the organization, with the goal of providing the most meaningful exposure in their area of interest.


Yes. There is a quick ten question evaluation via Google Form to provide feedback to the HEN Committee of areas of successes and needs of improvement.


Yes. Students must dress in professional business attire. Suits are encouraged.