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City of Ann Arbor

Voter Participation Specialist

June - November 2020 • Ann Arbor, MI

What I liked

I admire the dedication of the city employees and my fellow Voter Participation Specialists. Everybody is so friendly and hardworking, and the whole experience has been really educational.

What I wish was different

I wish I was able to work more hours. It was a part time position, and when the fall semester started, I could only work 15 hours every week.

Advice

If you haven’t worked for local government before, I would really recommend it. It’s a very unique experience, and if you come in with an open mind, you’ll get the opportunity to do important work and learn new skills.
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Attendant

May - September 2019 • Ann Arbor, MI

What I liked

I met a lot of people and got to work in a park

What I wish was different

I wish I had received more hours

Advice

Make sure you stay hydrated and positive if you are at the livery’s
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Livery Attendant

April 2018 - August 2019 • Ann Arbor, MI

What I liked

It was really fun

What I wish was different

Nothing rrally

Advice

You have to work hard
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Facilities Manager

May - August 2019 • Ann Arbor, MI

What I liked

Working in the pump room, making sure that the pump and filter were at ok pressures and the chemical levels were adequate

What I wish was different

Nothing I enjoyed my work experience as a manager at the pool

Advice

Working with people that come into our business/company that are mad and keeping a happy face and being understanding of their situation is a good skill to have.
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Engineering Intern

May - August 2019 • Ann Arbor, MI

What I liked

Getting involved in a government scene

What I wish was different

More collaboration with different departments

Advice

Ask question whenever needed it really helped
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Engineering Intern

May - August 2017 • Ann Arbor, MI

What I liked

I enjoyed the work environment and the opportunity to work on different projects.

What I wish was different

Advice

Sometimes city work may seem slower but it challenged me to ask for more work from my supervisors.
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Camp Counselor

June - August 2018 • Ann Arbor, MI

What I liked

I loved working with the kids. They made the experience enjoyable!

What I wish was different

I wish I had worked more hours. I had another job I was working so I could only do the summer camp part time. This next year I would like to return and do it full time

Advice

You need to pick and choose your battles. Some things are not worth fighting over and complaining about.
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swim instructor and lifeguard

May - August 2018 • Ann Arbor, MI

What I liked

It was a fun work environment.

What I wish was different

Worked more.

Advice

Take advantage of every possible opportunity.
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