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Kalamazoo Nature Center

Fair Food Matters Intern

June - August 2019 • Kalamazoo, MI

What I liked

I was treated as an equal partner in planning and curriculum developing, while I was trusted to complete the assigned tasks without constant supervision.

What I wish was different

Because of the busy summer for all, I didn't get to interact with the great people around me as much as I would have liked to. I wish I could have participated in more collaborative work with toher interns and staff.

Advice

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Sustainable Events Intern

May - August 2019 • Kalamazoo, MI

What I liked

I liked that I could have the opportunity to start / do whichever projects I wanted to.

What I wish was different

I wish that the timing schedule would have been different and that I scheduled to meet with my boss more often in order to be able start more projects.

Advice

Definitely be ambitious about the projects you start - they are all feasible and with effort and contact are possible. Just keep in mind that a lot of things at KNC happen for a reason, so make sure to make change that is accepted and welcomed.
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Marketing and Public Programs Assistant

January - April 2018 • Kalamazoo, MI

What I liked

The staff and the goals of the nature center.

What I wish was different

I would have liked to be haired as a full time staff member as a Public Programs Educator.

Advice

You have to be open to learning new things and take genuine interest in nature.
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Senior Educator

June - August 2018 • Kalamazoo, MI

What I liked

I liked working with kids, especially the kids that dealt with behavioral issues. Also there was a great comradere at KNC, we were all going through the same hard work.

What I wish was different

The job was great, the living situation was awful but I didn't have options so I had to take it.

Advice

Don't be afraid to ask for help. Dealing with 12 kids at a time is a large challenge, and they will always always send you help. I did not use this and I think I could have been a lot less exhausted if I had.
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Senior Educator

June - August 2018 • Kalamazoo, MI

What I liked

I liked working with children and sharing knowledge with them about nature.

What I wish was different

Advice

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