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Join our Job Shadow & Mentor Program, Today!

Embarking on a journey through agriculture becomes an enriching experience for students when they actively engage in job shadowing and mentorship programs. These initiatives provide a unique opportunity for students to gain invaluable insights into the dynamic world of agriculture, fostering a deeper understanding of the industry's intricacies.

By participating in job shadowing, students can witness firsthand the day-to-day operations of various agricultural roles, from fieldwork to management. This immersive experience not only enhances their practical knowledge but also allows them to explore diverse career paths within the agriculture sector. Connecting with seasoned professionals through mentorship opens doors to personalized guidance, career advice, and a wealth of industry wisdom.

Moreover, these programs cultivate essential skills such as problem-solving, critical thinking, and effective communication, all of which are highly transferable in any career. Students develop a strong work ethic and learn to adapt to the ever-evolving challenges of the agricultural landscape. Additionally, exposure to sustainable farming practices and cutting-edge technologies equips them with the tools to contribute to the industry's ongoing innovation. Ultimately, participating in job shadowing and mentorship programs in agriculture empowers students to bridge the gap between theory and practice, paving the way for a successful and fulfilling career in this vital and evolving field.

Become a mentor or provide a job shadow opportunity to a Fresno State student by completing the intake form below. Mentors will then be invited to a short online orientation and be instructed the expectations and guidelines of providing a job shadow expereince or mentorship to an undergraduate Fresno State Jordan College student.

Key Components to particpate:

  1. Sign up by completing the Intake Form, below.
  2. Attend a short Emloyer Orientation (no longer than 20mins), facilitated by Jordn College Internship Coordinator.
  3. Once you are paired up with a Fresno State student, sign and complete the Mentor:Mentee Agreement form (which will be provided to you at Orientation).
  4. Provide the agreed upon expereince (i.e, Job Shadow or Mentorship)
    Complete Intake Form & become a mentor!

If you have any questions, please email the Jordan College Internship Coordinator, Nancy Vue at

Internship Program Development Resources

  • Building a Premier Internship Program: A practical guide for Employers by Julie Cunningham from the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE). Available for $79.00 (plus taxes and shipping) from
  • The Ultimate Internship Guide for Employers from Employers Resource.  Available as a free e-book from
  • The Complete Intern Compensation Guide from Available as a free e-book from
  • What Employers Need to Know About Unpaid Internships by Jay Starkman.  Available as an online article at
  • Looksharp’s Employer Resources.  A variety of free downloadable resources for employers offering internship programs.  Available at