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Mars Hill University -- Residence Life Division

Conference host

May - August 2021 • Mars Hill, NC

What I liked

Meeting people from all over, helping and greeting new guest. Helping with running events.

What I wish was different

Nothing

Advice

Keeping a positive mindset
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Conference Host

May - August 2019 • Mars Hill, NC

What I liked

I liked being able to connect with people I typically wouldn't at any other summer job. I met a variety of individuals from all over the country and state which was extremely interesting to me. I was able to make some wonderful friends from this experience and be more familiar with some faces on campus. This was an experience that made me feel much more involved with my University and helped me realize my leadership potential even further.

What I wish was different

The only aspect that I wish could have been different would have been a tad bit more organization and scheduling with this job. I am no stranger when it comes to "expecting the unexpected", however I would have like to see a lot more solid structure. Sometimes tasks were not started nor completed until the day of guests arriving which was stressful at times. There was just a lack or organization overall.

Advice

My biggest piece of advice from this experience is do not be afraid to delegate and take initiative if it allows the job to be done more efficiently and effectively. I learned to make suggestions openly on how to structure certain tasks and events. I gained confidence from this experience as it made me more apt to take control of situations and be a leader. Learn from those above you and always use constructive criticism for tasks at hand in order to improve the next go round.
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