Where You Want to Be

McDonald’s is Where You Want to Be to learn the skills that can help take you wherever your career leads. We asked restaurant employees about top career ambitions and your top five responses were healthcare, food service/restaurant, entrepreneurship, arts & entertainment and technology. Now, we’re working with influencers in each of these fields to offer you a chance to shadow them for a day. Find out how below.

Where you want to be. For wherever you want to be.

Working at a McDonald’s restaurant, you’re already building strong foundational life-long skills. Skills like customer service, teamwork, and responsibility. Not only are these essential skills important to the day-to-day operations of every McDonald’s restaurant, they’re career-spanning skills that you can use wherever the world takes you.

For your chance to spend a day with a well-known influencer, just submit a short video telling us which of the top five career fields you’re interested in and how you think the skills you’re learning at McDonald’s today can help you get there.

Information you submit will be used only for purposes of selecting people for a shadowing opportunity. We may also use the information you submit to contact you in the future. Please note that we may also conduct a background check on anyone who is selected.

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Information you submit will be used only for purposes of selecting people for a shadowing opportunity. We may also use the information you submit to contact you in the future. Please note that we may also conduct a background check on anyone who is selected.

Most McDonald's restaurants are operated by independent franchisees who are independent employers, and set their own employment policies and practices, including pay and benefits for the people working in their restaurants. McDonald's does not control the independent franchisees employment policies and practices and does not employ those working at franchised restaurants.