Virtual JA Job Shadow Overview
Below you will find the overview for the virtual JA Job Shadow at Slalom Consulting. During the next few hours, you should complete steps 1 and 2. You should watch at least TWO videos from step 3, but JA encourages you to watch all Deep Dive videos. Lastly, check out some of the supporting documents that Slalom has provided.
Before starting any of the videos, you should open your virtual JA Job Shadow Student Guide. This is where you can take notes throughout these videos and take the most away from this experience. For this event, please complete the full student guide document. The only section that should be skipped over is called “Scenario Challenge.” Remember – if you hear any terms or words that you are not familiar with, write those down! You can then review the additional documents the company has sent over to see if they cover those words you don’t know. If they don’t, it is your turn to do your own research!
Now let’s get started!
Step 1 – Company Overview: Slalom is a modern consulting firm focused on strategy, technology, and business transformation. We redefine what’s possible, and create what’s next. At Slalom, personal connection meets global scale. We build deep relationships with our clients in 40 markets around the world, while sharing insights across markets to bring the full breadth of Slalom’s expertise to every engagement. Our regional Build Centers attract top talent to rapidly develop the technology products of tomorrow. We also nurture strong partnerships with over 300 leading technology providers, including Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud, Microsoft, Salesforce, and Tableau.
Slalom was founded on the idea that consulting doesn’t have to be a grueling, road-warrior career. We live and work in the same communities as our clients. We’re personal, courageous, and optimistic. Our promise, “Love your future,” guides our culture, our work, and our relationships—helping us uncover solutions that others don’t. Slalom’s clients include more than half the Fortune 100 and a third of the Fortune 500—along with startups, non-profits, and innovative organizations of all kinds. Together, we tackle complex projects to deliver high-impact business results.
Founded in 2001 and headquartered in Seattle, Slalom has organically grown to over 9,000 employees. We have been named one of Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For six years running and are regularly recognized by our employees as a best place to work.
Below you will find a few resources to help kick off this virtual event! Check out more details about what Slalom is all about by clicking their websites. Once you have done a bit more research, head over to the company overview and tour, led by our Slalom volunteers.
- Company Website
- Company Welcome & Overview:
- AJ Jennings – Writer
- Site Tour:
- Allison Zucca – Operations Manager
Step 2 – Employee Panel: Now that you know a bit more about the mission of Slalom Consulting and what they do on site, it is time to meet some of their employees! Check out this panel discussion to hear about some of the possible career opportunities that could be waiting for you. Take notes on some of the amazing things these panelists do at a high level. You will get a chance to learn more about their days in the next step.
- Employee Panel Discussion Video
- Quinne Farenwald – Software Engineer, Experience Engineering Practice
- Joe Kuntner – Managing Director, Public Sector & Community Impact
- Meredith Pushnik – Director, Experience Team
- Gary Schultz – Principal, Business Advisory Practice
- Jason Viado – Senior Principal, CRM Practice
- Chris Young – Senior Delivery Principal, Technology Enablement Practice
- Jess Le – Software Engineering, Experience Practice
- Justin Odneal – Senior Consultant & Business Analyst, Data Analytics Practice
Step 3 – Department Deep Dives: You’ve now heard a high level overview of what possible job opportunities are available at Slalom, but what does each of these department’s and employee’s days look like? Several of our volunteers have recorded a video to walk you through their days, give a feel for what their job entails, and provide additional context about their overall career journey! Click on their names to watch each Deep Dive video.
- Jennifer Neff – Sr. Learning Experience Designer, Global Talent Management
- Josh Prouty – Sr. Consultant
- Joey Grisko – Consultant
- Nick Nist – Software Developer
Step 4 – Additional Resources: Congratulations! You have just finished our virtual JA Job Shadow! It wouldn’t be an actual event, if you didn’t get some handouts! Below are some additional resources provided by Slalom Consulting. They give you a bit more information on what they do at their office and also provide some more context on some of the things mentioned throughout the videos.
Questions? If you have any questions about what you saw during the videos or questions for any of the volunteers that spoke, please provide those to your teacher. Your teacher can then provide those questions to their JA representative.