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Cedar Point

Food and Beverage

July - August 2020 • Sandusky, OH

What I liked

The people at the catering part of the internship. They were helpful and more understanding about things.

What I wish was different

A meal plan should have been implemented (even if we had to pay for it ourselves)- it got costly without one. The housing was horrible; what type of housing doesn’t have a light or a fan. Management during first part of internship were rude and very condescending minus Zach he was chill.

Advice

Ask ask ask a lot of questions, especially if you feel like you aren’t learning something or if you are getting grief about something
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Office Secretary

April - November 2020 • Sandusky, OH

What I liked

The staff

What I wish was different

Nothing!

Advice

It’s definitely a hard working job, so make sure you are ready for the responsibilities but it is also enjoyable
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Associate Services Assistant

June - August 2020 • Sandusky, OH

What I liked

I liked getting to be in a new environment that was high-energy and enjoyable.

What I wish was different

I wish that I got to experience more parts of how Cedar Point is ran.

Advice

I would say to soak up every moment you get and open your mind to new possibilities because that is how you'll see growth.
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Security

July - November 2020 • Sandusky, OH

What I liked

I loved being a part of a team and being able to work so closely with everyone at the department

What I wish was different

The amount of patrol time I received

Advice

Buy comfy shoes!!!
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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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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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Hotel Front Desk Clerk

May - August 2019 • Sandusky, OH

What I liked

Rent was incredibly cheap, you get into all Cedar Fairs parks for free, you get free tickets, you get discounts on food, souvenirs, and tickets, free shuttle service, free parking, there were regular bus trips to different places (malls, museums, zoos, King's Island, Niagra Falls, Chicago, etc.). Many restaurants, shops, and museums in Sandusky give CP employee discounts. My coworkers and management were absolutely amazing.

What I wish was different

I was placed in the largest apartment so I had 5 roommates that i shared one bathroom and one kitchen with. AC was only in the living room. There is also lots of loud partying and I'm not a partier, plus I had to work earlier than most. Didn't get much sleep many times. Sometimes I would get off work at midnight and have to be back at 8 am.

Advice

If you're not a partier and need a lot of sleep, live in the dorms. The dorms were rebuilt and are very nice. If you get stuck in the apartments (which is for interns only), try to get one that only has room for 2 people. Avoid getting stuck in a 6 person one at all cost.
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Rides Operator

August 2017 • Sandusky, OH

What I liked

The guests and people I worked with.

What I wish was different

The incredibly huge amount of hours. Up to 70 a week.

Advice

Be prepared to work a lot of hours but have fun doing it!
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Group Sales Call Center

May 2018 - October 2019 • Sandusky, OH

What I liked

I liked being able to talk with customers and do tasks for them.

What I wish was different

I wish I would have gotten paid a bit better and given more opportunities to move up.

Advice

If you are planning on working at cedar point, I suggest you work in an office like mine. They are air-conditioned and it is a very nice environment.
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Beach Safety Supervisor

May 2018 • Sandusky, OH

What I liked

The atmosphere and my responsibilities

What I wish was different

The type of people who rented jetskis from our company

Advice

You can only get hired in if you get a personal recommendation from a current or past employee
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Ride Maintenance Tech

May - July 2019 • Sandusky, OH

What I liked

Working at night to maintain the rides

What I wish was different

The living situation was awkward since my fiancee was also there but we couldnt live together

Advice

Try to get into the bayside apartments if you want some quiet time. The other apartment buildings are loud since people party all the time
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Ride Operator

May - August 2019 • Sandusky, OH

What I liked

I enjoyed being surrounded by so many new people. I also liked the environment that I worked in because it was an overall happy place and I had the opportunity to meet so many new people.

What I wish was different

I just wish some organization things would be changed for the better. Not much was wrong with it, there could just be some adjustment that would make an overall experience even better.

Advice

I recommend that you have as much fun as possible and meet as many people as you can!
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Character Performer

May - August 2018 • Sandusky, OH

What I liked

Performing for audiences and doing meet and greets.

What I wish was different

More professional and mature co workers would have been better.

Advice

Always be ready to entertain an audience with lots of energy and positive vibes!
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Area Supervisor

February 2019 • Sandusky, OH

What I liked

I liked meeting and interacting with new people from all over the world. Cedar Point relies a lot on the internationals they hire to come over and help us out. So, there are people from multiple different countries who speak different languages, yet we all get along here and make long lasting friendships. We may not speak each others' languages fluently but we are somehow able to still communicate and build a great team of hard and dedicated workers.

What I wish was different

I wish the hours would have been different, but then again the paychecks with all those hours were nice. However, it is easy to get burnt out working all the hours without much time for breaks or vacations in between. Of course, these huge amounts of hours only come along when we are short staffed. Once we are good enough staffed, then there is time for everyone to rest and take a breather every now and then.

Advice

Take advantage of they work experience and moving up in the chain in order to fulfill a passion for whatever it is that you love to do. I went from being a lifeguard, to a deck supervisor to an Area Supervisor, and now I'm moving up to Guard Instructor. It's a passion of mine, working here and I doing what I love to do everyday: being a lifeguard.
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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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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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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 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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Area supervisor of Catering and Special Events

May - August 2019 • Sandusky, OH

What I liked

I loved the people that I met and the ability I had to grow personally and professionally. This internship pushed me out of my comfort zone and helped me see what it took to run multiple different events

What I wish was different

I wish I had more time to network with other interns that were there. I loved my coworkers and the other interns in my department, but I wish I had a chance to get to know more people outside if my department and share experiences.

Advice

Don’t be afraid to step out of your comfort zone, it might be over whelming at first but in the end it will be worth it.
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Ride Operations Team Leader

May - October 2019 • Sandusky, OH

What I liked

A growing experience where you meet new people and grow as an employee

What I wish was different

N/A

Advice

It's all about the mind set you have going into each day.
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