Tech Students Needed to Take on Shadows
Posted April 2, 2014 | Atlanta, GA
Student organization FirstGen will host its semesterly Shadow Day on Friday, April 11, and needs Georgia Tech students to show high school students what life is like as a Yellow Jacket.
High school student DeAndre Wideman (right) attends Shadow Day on October 18, 2013. He was escorted by Georgia Tech second-year student Cassee Cain.
The day will allow 60 high schoolers to visit campus, learn more about college life and the application process, and get answers to any questions they may have.
“The main reason I came to Tech was because a student showed me around,” said Cassee Cain, a second-year chemical engineering student who took on a shadow student last semester. “I enjoyed the personal experience I received and want to share this same experience with a prospective student.”
FirstGen, which focuses on serving students who are the first in their families to attend college, is seeking volunteers to sit on a panel to answer general student questions, as well as to take on shadow students for a couple hours that afternoon. Shadow Day begins with information sessions about admissions and major decision, followed by the panel, shadowing a student, and a campus tour.
Students willing to participate should fill out an online application by Friday, April 4. Lunch is provided. Students of all majors and years are welcome, and they need not be a first-generation student themselves.