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University women invited to build bridges through job shadowing program

The second phase of the “Half Day in the Life of Another” program will welcome up to 25 women to get to know and learn from colleagues across campus

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The Oakland University MI-ACE Women’s Network chapter will launch the second phase of its “Half Day in the Life of Another” job shadowing program on Wednesday, March 16, with a two-day participant matching process.

Designed to build bridges for and among women faculty and staff in both administrative and non-administrative roles, the program also helps alleviate the mystery of what one’s colleagues do at the university. A total of 22 participant pairs completed the first phase of the program. The second phase will welcome up to 25 participant pairs for both in-person and virtual interactions of 3-4 hours each between March 21 and April 8.

Those interested in participating should contact Anita Hicks at ahicks2@oakland.edu no later than Wednesday, March 16, and include the following information:

  • Name, email address and department;
  • The names, email addresses and departments of up to three women colleagues to possibly shadow;
  • Desired outcomes or benefits from the program; and
  • Whether a supervisor needs to provide support for participating in the program.

Those interested in learning more about MI ACE initiatives should contact Anita Hicks or Joi Cunningham at cunning3@oakland.edu.

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