On March 25, 2021, two sophomore students from Palau High School (PHS) conducted their Job Shadow at Palau International Coral Reef Center (PICRC). Nemani Shallom Ravia observed the Aquarists’ daily routine, taking care of the marine organisms as well as maintaining the exhibits. Sage Kubarii Uchel, spent her day at the Administration Office to observe and gain more understanding of how the Administration office operates. These two students chose PICRC to spend their one-day (6 hours) career exploration in hoping to support them in their future career interests as a conservation scientist and an Administrative Assistant. Their Job Shadow includes observing, interviewing, and completing their Job Shadow Guidebook, which was provided by the school for completion, based on their experiences here at the Center.
The PHS Job Shadow program is a work-based activity that supports students and accommodates them in their field of interest. It is a one-day career exploration where students observe a typical day of a career host to learn more about it. This activity is required for the Career Development II (CDII) Class for 10th grade at PHS.
PICRC continues to support schools and other internship programs while hosting students to help guide them in their field of interest. PICRC hopes to motivate students into becoming advocates for conservation and marine environment field.