Groundhog Job Shadow Day 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 December 15
  • Contact us  for additional information

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Please address the following questions:

For Executives

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

  • Executives volunteers MUST to be identified by December 15
  • Contact us  for additional information

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Please address the following questions:

FAQs

In October each year, Executives and Students are invited to complete a survey to confirm their desire and availability to participate. The Executive survey identifies the organization, title/role, areas of expertise, and number of students to host. The Student survey identifies the school/program, the area of interest/type of organization, and preferred location. Participating Executives in host organizations span a broad area from Northern Kentucky to Columbus. The surveys close on December 15th and the results are collected and analyzed to find the best fit for the Executive and Student. Participants are notified in early January of the match, with an introductory email providing contact information for both the Executive and Student

No. The national Groundhog Day (when Punxatawney Phil looks for his shadow!) 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 Executive and Student.

No. The goal is to provide the best experience and exposure to the day in the life of a Health Care Executive. It is completely flexible and at the discretion of the Executive 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.

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 Executive to choose the activities that are the most appropriate and valuable to showcase the field.

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

No. There is no formal evaluation requirement for either the Executive or Student. We hope this provides a fun and engaging opportunity with minimal administrative burden for participants. That said, feedback is absolutely welcomed and encouraged. Contact information for the ACHE HEN representatives is always included on the flyers and email invitation.

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