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Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort

Banquet Captain

May - August 2021 • Miramar Beach, FL

What I liked

I liked the diverse people that I worked with and their hardworking personalities.

What I wish was different

I had gotten to stay longer.

Advice

Stay open minded and be willing to try new things, even when events get hard because of 800+ customers.
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Fashion Merchandising Intern

June - August 2020 • Miramar Beach, FL

What I liked

Living at the beach!

What I wish was different

More hands on fashion experience that wasn’t cancelled because of Covid.

Advice

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Sales Associate/ Intern

May - August 2019 • Miramar Beach, FL

What I liked

Visual Merchandising experience and freedom to select my internship project

What I wish was different

I wished the interns had more industry related learning experiences while there. Most of our time was spent working as seasonal sales associates in the retail stores

Advice

Study the company’s dynamic before accepting and negotiate pay increase if you have adequate experience before starting. All of the interns, myself included, had plenty of retail experience going into the internship. While we were earning course credit, our pay was less than the high-school aged seasonal sales associates, who lived at home with their parents for the summer. The interns had to pay for summer tuition, housing, and other living expenses while interning. This would have been acceptable if the interns had not been doing more work than the seasonal employees. All of our projects involved improving sales in some regard in order to make the company more money. We worked full time and when we were off the clock, only then was there time to work on our internship projects. There was some inequality in tasks and we were slightly mislead about what our internship would actually entail. Overall I had a decent experience, but if I wanted a summer job I could have done so making more money while living at home and cutting expenses.
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Accounting Intern

May - August 2018 • Destin, FL

What I liked

I really enjoyed the learning process and getting to be part of everyday business. There is job training involved but also a lot of learning on the way and teaching yourself. I like being able to apply what I learned in the class room to the real world.

What I wish was different

I would have liked to have been exposed to more challenging work and have more responsibilities.

Advice

I believe the most important part of internships and jobs in the business world is your ability to communicate and build relationships. In college you do not even touch the surface on how to do this in the real world. I think every student looking for an internship needs to work on communication skills and boost their confidence when asking questions to managers or coworkers.
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Front Desk Intern

May - August 2018 • Sandestin, FL

What I liked

Managers, Co-Workers and location

What I wish was different

I wish would have got more training

Advice

Be prepared to work really hard and fast
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