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Milwaukee County Parks

Dock hand

August 2019 - November 2020 • Milwaukee, WI

What I liked

Working on the lake front during the summer is really nice. It's also nice meeting all the different boaters and people that come to the marina.

What I wish was different

One thing that I wish was different was that as marina employees we had very little power to enforce any rules and because of that the public and tenants would take advantage of that.

Advice

One of the main things you learn how to do here is how to deal with the public.
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Lifeguard

May - September 2019 • Milwaukee, WI

What I liked

Working together as a team of lifeguards and bonding outside of work hours.

What I wish was different

You have only a small chance of getting the pool you are assigned to if it's a small pool.

Advice

Be prepared for lots of training and testing before getting this position. It's not as simple to get in as most people think.
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Field Technician

June - December 2019 • Wauwatosa, WI

What I liked

I loved the people!!! My supervisors were so knowledgeable and supportive and i learned so much from everybody. My work with Milwaukee county parks tied in really well with my undergraduate course work in conservation. I gained valuable experience in land management and it served as a great launching point into a career in my field of study.

What I wish was different

I would have liked to learn to navigate GIS software better. Other than that, no complaints!

Advice

Try to get work experience in your field of study as soon as you can! It helps you focus on school work and is super motivating!
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Beverage Cart

May - September 2019 • Wauwatosa, WI

What I liked

Loved working outside all day and connecting with customers

What I wish was different

wish I had more coworkers & other duties to do when bored

Advice

You have to be a people person, if you don’t like interacting with customers all the time you won’t like this job
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Golf Course Maintenance

May - August 2019 • Milwaukee, WI

What I liked

Good hours and they treat you well.

What I wish was different

The pay was a little better

Advice

Learn fast
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