Last month, we hosted a sharp group of students from O’Farrell Charter School for a job shadow event. We’ve held many job shadows, but each one is a unique opportunity what makes The Control Group and our industry special. This one brought us some of the most outgoing students we’ve seen so far, which made the event especially fun for us.
As soon as the students arrived at our San Diego office, the first things they noticed were the dogs. We can’t blame them — the dogs are so good at welcoming our guests.
We had some new TCG volunteers for this year’s job shadow. In the week leading up to the event, TCG employees excitedly prepared to show these 12th graders what they do on a day-to-day basis. On the day of the job shadow, the students were broken up into small groups as they visited each of the volunteers to learn about design, split testing, mobile app development, and front end development.
Every time we host a job shadow event, we hope to expose these kids to something new and get them interested in tech. This year’s group of students left with a little more insight into the tech industry. We’re not sure what they enjoyed more — getting a glimpse of a possible future career choice or enjoying our awesome office culture. All we know is that we can’t wait to host students from O’Farrell again!