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Cedar Point

Security Guard Intern

May - August 2018 • Sandusky, OH

What I liked

I like they offered training cources and gave certifacations when complete.

What I wish was different

I wish i was more social, made more friends.

Advice

work hard it will pay off in the long run
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Guest Services Associate

May - August 2019 • Sandusky, OH

What I liked

I loved the people I worked with.

What I wish was different

The hours are intense near the start, sometimes breaking into a 70-80 hour week. Typically they then level off to about 30-40 hours a week. You will get scheduled every day until they're fully staffed. Sometimes these shifts are scheduled till 1 AM. Sometimes, those 1 AM shifts go till 2:30 if you're cleaning up an event. Housing will routinely take up a good third of your paycheck. If you're an associate, and not an intern, expect to be treated a little differently, as if you're not as capable. If you call off 4 times throughout those 4 summer months, you're fired, doctors note or not.

Advice

If you decide to work here, live close by, not in their dorms. Be prepared for a lot of heat. If you don't like the heat, don't go. If you go for guest services, you need to have a thick skin, angry guests will find your weakest point and dig in on it. Never tell people the truth if the truth is scary. Is a ride down due to being struck by lightning? Maintenance. Did most of its motors fail? Maintenance. It's always maintenance until you're told you can say otherwise .
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Usher

June - October 2019 • Sandusky, OH

What I liked

Paid position, related to my field, housing included

What I wish was different

I should have applied her sooner

Advice

Lots of other college students work here and there is not much room to advance
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Park Services Team Leader

May - August 2019 • Sandusky, OH

What I liked

I loved working in an environment I love. I got to know people from so many different backgrounds and counties. It was a very rewarding experience keeping the park clean and knowing it's clean because of you.

What I wish was different

I wish I would have stayed in a dorm during the summer.

Advice

Be ready to work hard. It's all hard work but it's very rewarding for what it is.
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Guest services and Special Events

August - October 2019 • Sandusky, OH

What I liked

This was a very welcoming company especially for someone new to internships. Large company and very willing to let you learn and move up!

What I wish was different

Sometimes tasks they needed done wouldn’t relate to internship but everything was beneficial.

Advice

This is definitely more for first or second years looking for an internship! If you show that you care they will let you move up and do more . L
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Activities Host

May - August 2019 • Sandusky, OH

What I liked

I loved being on the beach all the time in the summer.

What I wish was different

I wish we had better equipment to help us haul stuff on and off the beach.

Advice

It was a very fun summer job! The drive from norwalk was a bit long tho.. would be better if you lived in Sandusky.
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Guest Services and Events Intern

May - August 2019 • Sandusky, OH

What I liked

I loved Guest services because helping people is my passion. I also loved that every day was new and exciting and everyone I worked with was great!

What I wish was different

I wish that the living situation was better.

Advice

Love what you do and you'll love your job!
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Supervisor

May - August 2019 • Sandusky, OH

What I liked

I enjoyed mentoring employees and making all types of different foods.

What I wish was different

I wish the managers did more of their job managing instead of watching and criticizing everything without helping when lines were busy.

Advice

Be prepared to work long hours with no breaks and wear comfortable shoes.
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Hospitality

May - August 2019 • Sandusky, OH

What I liked

The resort was beautiful and everyone was so friendly.

What I wish was different

I wish I could have done more parts of the job and learned more aspects.

Advice

Do as much as you can in the internship you get !
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Park Services Management Intern

May - November 2019 • Sandusky, OH

What I liked

Allowed ample opportunity for growth and the ability to view other aspects of the Cedar Fair Corporation.

What I wish was different

I wish there was more training on management, took a lot of figuring out.

Advice

Take advantage of every opportunity available!
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Ride Operator

May - October 2019 • Sandusky, OH

What I liked

Meeting new people, learning about coasters, the overall work environment.

What I wish was different

Nothing.

Advice

Don’t be afraid to introduce yourself to new people and make friends.
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Ride Operator

April - August 2019 • Sandusky, OH

What I liked

The community People I was around to work

What I wish was different

Not driving around so much

Advice

U can meet new people from all over the world
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Audit Intern

May - November 2019 • Sandusky, OH

What I liked

I enjoyed the aspect of being able to move between office work and customer service. Plus the overall atmosphere of the park was just fun and busy.

What I wish was different

I wish that I had an opportunity to see the corporate side of things a little bit more than I had the opportunity to do.

Advice

I would say that be ready to work a lot of hours and make friends and get to know your coworkers because they are what made the experience so great.
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Administrative Assistant

May - October 2019 • Sandusky, OH

What I liked

Very fun place to work. Opportunity to make life long friendships with coworkers and roommates. Lots of hours.

What I wish was different

Better living situations, higher wages, and less closing shifts followed by opening shifts.

Advice

Be ready for a fun but crazy summer. It's an experience like no other and will do greatly to help prepare for a job in the hospitality industry.
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Ride Operator

May - August 2019 • Sandusky, OH

What I liked

Experiences

What I wish was different

Length of work day

Advice

Network
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Guest Services and Special Events

May - October 2019 • Sandusky, OH

What I liked

Very welcoming team, a large group of interns from all over the place. Different jobs everyday and always learning.

What I wish was different

N/A

Advice

This internship is definitely one for freshman and sophomores; while there is room to grow, there isn’t many full time positions out of it.
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Ride Operator

May 2019 • Sandusky, OH

What I liked

I enjoyed working a lot of hours, building my communication skills, working with a team everyday, test riding my ride everyday, and ultimately having fun. This job was exciting and extremely challenging. It was my 2nd year as a ride operator.

What I wish was different

I wish that management and different departments at Cedar Point were more consistent. Sometimes it seemed that park polices were overridden from other departments or management above us just to avoid guest complaints. This was concerning as many of these policies were in place for safety reasons and having the rules bended when we were taught something else made it frustrating doing my job. It was also challenging to work so many hours in a row as sometimes our schedule was changed late at night for the next morning with little to no notice.

Advice

This job increased my communication skills enormously, created a strong work ethic, challenged me constantly, and was a large learning experience for me. I recommend others work this job as it develops you not only professionally but also personally.
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Internal Audit Intern

May - August 2018 • Sandusky, OH

What I liked

I had the opportunity to get real life experience before taking any accounting courses. It offered a unique experience to working in an office setting and getting to be in the park interacting with people as well.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Front Desk Intern

June - August 2018 • Sandusky, OH

What I liked

I enjoyed having interaction with other employees because I didn't have much interaction with other workers at my previous jobs; I worked mostly independently. I also enjoyed meeting a lot of guests from all areas of the world and asking them about their experience and just having face-to-face customer interaction.

What I wish was different

I wish that my hours were different sometimes. I didn't like working 2-11pm shifts because I like getting my work done at the beginning of the day so I can have an evening free. I also wish that there had been more training on the park amenities and tickets because we had to explain to guests a lot about the park and how tickets worked, but were never fully trained on it. I did learn it after awhile from asking my supervisors questions, but it would have been nice to know the information before.

Advice

I would say don't be afraid to ask supervisors questions and try to be as conversational as possible.
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Supervisor

May - October 2019 • Sandusky, OH

What I liked

I liked being able to get into the park for free

What I wish was different

Better pay and better living conditions

Advice

I learned to have a lot of patience.
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