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Catholic Charities

Summer Camp

June - August 2019 • Occidental, CA

What I liked

Working with kids and getting to know them on a personal level. Changing their lives and helping them be better in society.

What I wish was different

My girlfriend was going to work with me but couldn't due to an online class. I would change that she was working with me all summer.

Advice

Be yourself and never forget to have fun.
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Youth Worker

June 2017 • New York City, NY

What I liked

It was fun

What I wish was different

Closer to home

Advice

Have fun
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Camp Counselor

June - August 2019 • Occidental, CA

What I liked

My work was fulfilling, challenging, and enjoyable. Each day brought new experiences and worked to strengthen my skill set. My coworkers were hardworking and brought different abilities and qualities to the camp that influenced my work style.

What I wish was different

Advice

Give your all everyday, the rewards of working at CYO Summer Camp are immeasurable.
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Student intern

May - August 2019 • Pittsburgh, PA

What I liked

I felt like the research I was doing was meaningful to the organization, and I felt like I learned a lot about how to conduct and report research efficiently.

What I wish was different

I wish the organization had a better way to store data.

Advice

Your insight is valuable even if you’re just an intern.
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Refugee Resettlement Assistant

June 2019 • Fort Wayne, IN

What I liked

Building networks with people in the social work industry, and those who are in government offices as well. Interacting with clients, and assisting clients learns how services comes to be and ways to maintain healthy and successful life.

What I wish was different

I wished I had met more people to network with. For sure at the social work field every day is meeting new faces if I could have build a strong relationship with everyone I meet I am sure my future after graduation would be more secure. My biggest regret was that I didn't took the networking opportunities seriously and miss out on many opportunity to connect with individual from various sectors of social working.

Advice

Social work industry takes commitment and mental energy, it is easier said than done. Always check your internal competency before jumping into social service position.
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Hospitality

May - November 2019 • Port Arthur, TX

What I liked

I loved getting to serve and communicate with the different people I met on a daily basis.

What I wish was different

I wish I would have been able to get there about an hour earlier.

Advice

Always talk with everyone that you serve. Ask how their day is going.
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MHP Intern

September 2019 • St. Cloud, MN

What I liked

I love how welcoming the staff are. They are super open to any questions that are asked and are more than happy to show anything that is wanted to be learned. With this agency there is a diverse and rounded learning experience!

What I wish was different

Advice

Be invested and make yourself comfortable! The more comfortable and invested you are, the more you will learn from the experience!
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Volunteer

October 2019 • Flint, MI

What I liked

The people were amazing

What I wish was different

I would have spent more time there.

Advice

Take advantage of it, it’s very rewarding!
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Front Desk Receptionist

June - August 2019 • Bridgewater Township, NJ

What I liked

I enjoyed the experience of an office environment and the social interaction it involved, as I met many different people with vastly different outlooks/lives. I loved my boss and direct supervisor, and hope to be like them one day.

What I wish was different

Advice

Get everything in writing!!! Also remember that not everyone's priorities have to be your priority; take care of yourself first and ask for help anytime you feel overwhelmed.
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Intern

June - August 2018 • St. Cloud, MN

What I liked

Lots of hands-on experience and feedback throughout

What I wish was different

Advice

It was a really good test of what I might do in the future! My advice is just to try as many different facets of your career options as possible to see what you like best before you start applying for full-time positions
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Marketing and Development Intern

June - August 2019 • Trenton, NJ

What I liked

Everyone on the team was extremely inclusive and trusting of my abilities. I felt like an actual employee and not just a shadow.

What I wish was different

I was the only intern so maybe having another intern to bounce ideas off of.

Advice

Don’t be afraid to ask questions and let yourself have fun. Make real connections. Your mentors are people too and they want to laugh and have fun at work.
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Camp Counselor

July - August 2019 • New York City, NY

What I liked

I liked how close I became with the children at the camp, and how they were able to bring me out of my comfort zone in regards to be shy and trying new things.

What I wish was different

I wish that the environment was less toxic and that I had a good support system

Advice

I would say it's okay to get put of your comfort zone. Doing that will ensure that you can make an impact on the children while your there and that you can also create good memories while you are there.
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Camp Counselor

June 2019 • New Brunswick, NJ

What I liked

I loved the environment and working with the kids

What I wish was different

I wish it was closer to my house, as it was 30 minutes away

Advice

Get involved with working with young people. It is such a rewarding experience
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