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Mackinac State Historic Parks

Guest Services Representative

June - August 2019 • Mackinac Island, MI

What I liked

The island itself is over 80% state park, with well kept trails and an abundance of beauty.

What I wish was different

The management of this organization leaves some to be desired.

Advice

If you visit or work on the island, venture off Main Street!
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Marketing and Special Events Intern

May - August 2019 • Mackinac Island, MI

What I liked

Living on the island for the summer and getting experience with weddings and special events, as well as group travel

What I wish was different

N/A

Advice

To go out of your comfort zone
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Park Operations

May - August 2019 • Mackinaw City, MI

What I liked

It was great experience with the park system and I gained a lot of skills that could be applied to future jobs.

What I wish was different

I wish I could have gotten more experience with the administrative management side of the job.

Advice

Be flexible and willing to do a variety of tasks.
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Grounds Maintenance Worker

April - August 2019 • Mackinac Island, MI

What I liked

I loved the views and scenery that the island provides. It is such a beautiful place and to be able to live up there and work there as well over the summer was a dream come true.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Historic Interpreter

June - August 2019 • Mackinac Island, MI

What I liked

I loved working with history every day all day. I loved being on Mackinac Island with all the horses and lilacs.

What I wish was different

I wish we had more coworkers until the very end of summer so that our jobs wouldn’t be so crazy at that point. I wish I appreciated being on Mackinac island more when I was there.

Advice

To someone that wants to be a historic interpreter I would say make sure you know your information and know it well. Study study study.
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Historical interpreter

May - August 2017 • Mackinaw City, MI

What I liked

I loved every aspect of it! Dressing up in historical clothing was definitely the best part!

What I wish was different

N/A

Advice

It's okay to ask questions and make mistakes. You're learning and gaining experience - make it the best times ever
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