St. Louis Green Shadow Launches

Green Shadow

Local university students often wonder what life is like in the “real world.” Many of these same students are pursuing careers in the sustainable building industry. USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter members have a wealth of knowledge and daily experience in the building industry and broader community working towards a more sustainable built environment. These considerations inspired the launch of the St. Louis Green Shadow program.

The purpose of St. Louis Green Shadow is to expose students to green jobs in the St. Louis region through a one day shadow of local business people.  Participating companies get access to local students interested in the industry without the financial commitment of an internship.

To make this program a success, we need you!

We are looking for Mentors and Shadows to participate in St. Louis Green Shadow. Mentors must have an active USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter membership and fill out an online application detailing their interest in becoming a Mentor and providing a list of activities in their typical workday.Click here to view the St. Louis Green Shadow MENTOR application.

Shadows must be enrolled in a local college or university and fill out an online application outlining any previous experience with green building, their interests in sustainability and the one day shadow program, as well as a reference such as an advisor or professor.  Click here to view the St. Louis Green Shadow STUDENT application.

Selection and matching of Mentors and Shadows will be made by the program administrators based on the alignment of Shadows’ field of study and potential occupation with the mentors’ occupation and typical work activities.

Once a match is made, program administrators check the availability of the mentor and establish a mutually agreeable date.  After a date is agreed upon, the student will be responsible for calling the mentor to finalize logistics (meeting place and time).

After the shadow experience, both participants complete a follow-up questionnaire to rate the experience and give feedback to the program administrators.

If you have any questions about St. Louis Green Shadow, please contact Tony Ruebsam, Higher Education Subcommittee Chair.

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