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Detroit Zoological Society

Events Intern

August 2020 • Royal Oak, MI

What I liked

I had a wonderful experience working for the Detroit Zoo. I worked closely with the Events Coordinator who is awesome, among other team members! I especially liked their trust and confidence they had in me. The last week of the internship I had the awesome opportunity of running 3 events on my own, so that was a great experience.

What I wish was different

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Membership Lead

March - December 2019 • Royal Oak, MI

What I liked

I loved my coworkers and the experience that I got dealing with people.

What I wish was different

I was targeted often and insulted because of my identities so that was a little rough.

Advice

Always expect the best and most days it helps your day run much smoother! Be on time, even when it is hard!
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Events Intern

May - August 2018 • Royal Oak, MI

What I liked

The Marketing & Events team truly became my second family. They encouraged me to grow and allowed me to take on new responsibilities whenever possible to develop my skills. I had a great experience and learned a lot about both sales and catering within events and hospitality.

What I wish was different

I wish I would have shadowed another department. The opportunity was available, I just didn't act on it.

Advice

Get out and walk around the zoo whenever possible! Shadow another department that may interest you. Ask questions but don't be afraid to start your own projects as well.
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Membership Sales Associate

May - August 2018 • Royal Oak, MI

What I liked

I loved my coworkers. Everyone was very helpful and never belittled me when I had a question. Everyone was so encouraging and supportive.

What I wish was different

Maybe a longer lunch break. I didn't have many complaints.

Advice

You will learn a lot about customer service and become extremely comfortable with selling products.
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Communication Intern

August 2017 • Royal Oak, MI

What I liked

Everyone is really friendly and willing to help you with anything you need.

What I wish was different

I wish there was more variety in the workload.

Advice

Be prepared to stay late to get work done on time.
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Guest Relations Assistant

April - August 2018 • Royal Oak, MI

What I liked

I loved interacting with people from all around the world and shaping their experience at the Zoo.

What I wish was different

I would not change a thing about my summer. I loved every part of my job and cannot wait to return in the spring.

Advice

I suggest everyone get a job in an area they love. Even if they do not intend to stay with that job forever, they will enjoy their time there much more if they stick to what they love.
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