Job Shadow Day
For the third year in a row, the Apartment Association of Greater Orlando (AAGO) and the AAGO Foundation, Inc. partnered with Goodwill of Central Florida, Community Based Care of Central Florida and the City of Life to provide a hands-on job shadow experience for central Florida foster youth.
The Apartment Industry Job Shadow Day was held from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm on July 25th at various AAGO member sites throughout central Florida. Participants had an opportunity to visit AAGO member companies and spend the afternoon learning about the diverse career paths in the apartment industry. This annual event is part of the AAGO Foundation’s greater effort to empower teens transitioning out of central Florida’s foster care system.
“Apartment industry Job Shadow Day is a unique opportunity for our members and the industry to demonstrate what a day in the life of a leasing professional, maintenance technician, apartment manager, or supplier account executive looks like,” said AAGO’s Chief Executive Officer, Chip Tatum.
“I had a great opportunity to shadow what goes on behind the scenes in apartment leasing and management,” said participant William Jones. “All in all I really enjoyed my job shadow experience. I could really see myself doing this in the future and was glad to have the opportunity to participate.”
“It was nice to have a young adult come to our office to experience what we do on a day to day basis,” said Tracy Khoshnou, Resident Services Community Assistant for UDR. “Just knowing that you have left them with some knowledge about our industry is satisfying, especially if they move forward with Property Management as their career”.
"The apartment industry isn't anything I ever thought of as a career path, and I'm very fortunate that I fell into it,” said Charlie Brown who is a General Sales Manager for ForRent. “I enjoy participating in Job Shadow Day because it gives me an opportunity to show a few young minds a glimpse into the things I do everyday, and hopefully it makes an impression on them, their future, or how they view their career path options."
The AAGO Foundation, Inc. was established in 2013 with the mission “to educate and empower central Florida’s homeless, veterans, and teens aging out of foster care.”