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The Shadow Knows

The Shadow Knows is a series of seven half-hour programs exploring career options for teens and is hosted by Sheema Masood, a student from Worthington Kilbourne High School. Each program begins with a student-produced opening segment that highlights what a high school student discovered during a career shadowing experience. The segment leads into a discussion of the featured career with a professional from the host company fielding questions from a group of high school students about the preparation and skills required for the job and the challenges and rewards it offers. Rounding out the programs are short segments featuring interviews with career counselors on job-specific issues and My First Job accounts of professionals who are well known in their field and beyond including Ted Strickland, Michael Coleman, Jack Hanna, Cheryl Krueger, Cameron Mitchell, Katherine Sullivan, and Archie Griffin.


Student Videos

The best way to find out about a career is to spend time on the job for a day or more. Check out what our job shadows found out about these careers.


My First Job Video


Tips from a Career Counselor

Mark Davis, the Career Counselor at Upper Arlington High School, gives helpful tips to help the transition from high school to college or work.


Company Video


Community Partners

Fort Hayes H.S.
Upper Arlington H.S
Worthington Killbourne H.S.
Corna Kokosing
Design Central
Hyatt on Capital Square
Insight Enterprises
McConnell Spine, Sport & Joint Center
Northside Internal Medicine
OSU Department of Veterinary Medicine
121st Air Refueling Wing
Black Sheep Board & Skate
Cameron Mitchell Restaurants
Columbus Zoo
LifeCare Alliance-Meals on Wheels
Lowes of Central Columbus
McConnell’s Maple Lee
Ohio State Office of Admissions
Rita’s Ice Cream-Pickerington
Southeast Career Center – Columbus Public Schools
Archie Griffin, President of the OSU Alumni Association
Cameron Mitchell, President & CEO – Cameron Mitchell Restaurants
Cheryl Krueger, President & CEO – Cheryl & Co.
Jack Hanna, Director Emeritus – Columbus Zoo
Katherine Sullivan, Director – Battelle Center for Mathematics and Science Education Policy
Michael Coleman, Mayor – City of Columbus
Ted Strickland, Governor – State of Ohio
Mark Davis, Career Counselor – Upper Arlington H.S.
Capital University
Columbus College of Art & Design
Columbus State Community College
Franklin University
Hocking College
Ohio Dominican
The Ohio State University


We worked with three local high schools to set up the job shadowing and the video recording of the experiences:

Fort Hayes Metropolitan High School
Upper Arlington High School
Worthington Kilbourne High School


Here are the job shadowing sites.

Veterinary Medicine
The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine
127 D VMAB
1900 Coffey Road
Columbus, OH 43210-1092

Industrial Design
Design Central
6464 Presidential Gateway
Columbus, Ohio 43231

Corna/Kokosing Construction Company
6235 Westerville Road
Westerville, Ohio 43081

Physical Therapy
McConnell Spine, Sport & Joint Center
3535 Olentangy River Road
Columbus, Ohio 43214

Hospitality Industry/Hotel-Restaurant Business
Hyatt at Capitol Square
75 East State Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215

Physician Assistant Practice
Northside Internal Medicine
555 West Schrock Road
Westerville, Ohio 43081

Information Technology
Insight Services
Arena Building
375 N. Front Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215




The Shadow Knows

Sheema Masood

Studio Scene

Michael Coleman

Archie Griffin

Jack Hanna

Cheryl Krueger

Cameron Mitchell

Ted Strickland

Katherine Sullivan

Mark Davis

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