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Deer Valley Resort

Food and Beverage Manager

November 2020 • Park City, UT

What I liked

During last year's career fair with Handshake, I met a multitude of different employers within various fields of hospitality. Some were large in scope and others concentrated on their particular brand of hospitality, what I wanted however from a company, big or small, was that they made me not only feel validated as an employee but actively offered me opportunities and guidance to grow and see my success through with them. It was during my first round of interviews with Deer Valley that I was told "Deer Valley can also be called Career Valley" and that stuck with me throughout all my interviews with various prospects and I always found myself thinking of Deer Valley. Since getting hired and taking on the role as assistant manager with Deer Valley at the Silver Lake Lodge I've been given numerous opportunities to learn, take on new responsibilities, and be given the validation that they respect and understand that my decisions are important to them. Because of this, I feel a personal obligation and pride in being held accountable for operating a lodge. As I celebrate my successes, so to do they as my success is their success and when I fall short they do not point blame but share in the failure and take it as an opportunity to not only help me grow but for them to reevaluate where they went wrong so that those that follow after me can avoid the same pitfalls we shared. I've been with Deer Valley for 9 months and the amount of personal growth I've experienced is directly related to the personal commitment they've made towards me as an individual and as an investment in their success. I genuinely am grateful to be a part of a fantastic organization and I continue to look forward to seeing what the future will bring working alongside Deer Valley.

What I wish was different

Nothing actually! I've been consistently surprised at the level of attention and commitment to accountability and communication that any "issues" that appeared were quickly resolved and I felt validated as an employee and as an individual with a voice!

Advice

To be open to taking a risk and putting yourself into a role at 110%+ with Deer Valley. The amount of experience and opportunity for growth and connections made has opened so many new doors for me in multiple departments! Any new experiences had applied to everything at the lodges as they all intermingle and connect in some way.
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Food and Beverage Intern

December 2020 - April 2021 • Park City, UT

What I liked

The best part of the internship was meeting all of the people I worked with and being in a different environment. The staff is extremely supportive of you.

What I wish was different

I'm sure COVID played a big role in this, but I had let my managers know what I wanted to learn during my time with Deer Valley, and as much as I loved my supervisors, almost nothing I was hoping to learn got touched on. The internship was having me work in two positions in the food and beverage department and that was it. I know that my mangers were under lots of stress with constant changes going on with COVID, but I was still hired as an intern with an expectation that I was going to learn more managerial tasks, and I did not get that experience or knowledge.

Advice

Make sure that your supervisors are actively making sure that they are focusing on the points that you want to highlight in your internship. Also, plan out your transportation and housing well in advance!
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Guest Services Agent

June - August 2019 • Park City, UT

What I liked

Everyone was so incredibly friendly to work for and with throughout the summer. My supervisors were so patient and helpful in training, looked out for me, and had my best interest at heart.

What I wish was different

Nothing! It was all so wonderful!

Advice

Be prepared to fall in love with everything about this company!
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Camp Counselor

May - August 2019 • Park City, UT

What I liked

Working with the kids

What I wish was different

A more understanding boss

Advice

It's a very tiring job but it's fun. The boss is very strict.
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cook

June - September 2019 • Park City, UT

What I liked

The people were so much fun to work with and the surrounds were just beautiful. There was so much to learn at work and tons of fun stuff to do on the weekends.

What I wish was different

I wish I could have stayed.

Advice

I didn’t need schooling to do the thing I loved. Make sure that you’re getting an education in the areas you need to, to better your future and save some money. That being said, I’m glad I went to school, I just wish it was in a more applicable area.
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Day Restaurant Assistant Manager

December 2018 - April 2019 • Park City, UT

What I liked

I got paid really well and had the opportunity to try something new. If you like to ski you do get to enjoy free skiing for yourself and friends and family. It was a great opportunity and I enjoyed being recognized for my hard work.

What I wish was different

I wish I was more firm on what I needed to learn. Looking for jobs post-grad the things i should of learned are the reason i am not being hired.

Advice

If you can stay out of employee housing DO IT. You have to share a hotel room with up to 8 other people with no care what you have in common with them, and the kitchen just a tiny mini fridge and microwave. Even the best housing opportunity you are squeezed into 400 sq ft with three other people.
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cashier

June - September 2018 • Park City, UT

What I liked

I loved the people I worked with and the venue I worked in.

What I wish was different

I wish I had more hours.

Advice

You are surrounded by food constantly so get your food handlers permit.
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