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Fairfax County Government

Intern to Jeff McKay, Chairman of Board of Superisors

June - August 2021 • Fairfax, VA

What I liked

I liked being able to learn more about the Chairman's legislative agenda, observing first hand the impact of local government through sitting in on board meetings, committee meetings, as well as drafting reports and editorials.

What I wish was different

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Administrative Assistant I

August 2020 • Fairfax, VA

What I liked

Flexible scheduling and some of the nicest employees, trainers, and management around regardless of their high workload around elections.

What I wish was different

I wish more diverse tasks were given, although those that excel are trusted with learning different types of tasks/work.

Advice

Highly logical people will excel at this job; you need to be able to follow instructions and have a keen eye for discrepancies.
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Rec leader

May 2019 • Fairfax, VA

What I liked

Teaching camp

What I wish was different

Advice

Make most of it and offer more ideas
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Intern for EMS Division

June - August 2019 • Fairfax, VA

What I liked

I liked that I was able to go on ride-alongs and do a variety of different things while interning. It was a different experience from the places I have previously interned at.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Intern Analyst

May - August 2018 • Springfield, VA

What I liked

I enjoyed the opportunity I received to work with adults who had been employed in the workforce for some time. It offered me lessons on how to interact with people in the workplace. I also benefited from seeing how logistics can be the entire infrastructure of a firm or government.

What I wish was different

I wish I could've worked much more closely with the technology aspects of the job, however I did get to participate in the electronic waste program. I feel strongly that I could've been employed in other areas that would've maximized my potential.

Advice

Learning about any workplace can be key to knowing how to interact with people in general. Communication is one of the most important skills you can have in any industry.
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Sustainability Analyst

June 2018 • Springfield, VA

What I liked

Projects were directly related to my academic path.

What I wish was different

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Summer Camp Counselor

June - August 2018 • Springfield, VA

What I liked

-Working with children -consistent schedule -creating new memories -growing, learning, and experiencing

What I wish was different

-hourly pay

Advice

Keep yourself healthy because the work days can be tiring having to interact with children from 8-3, 5 days out of the week
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