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Georgia Aquarium

Volunteer

October 2016 - August 2019 • Atlanta, GA

What I liked

I enjoyed working with wonderful people, learning about a variety of marine species, and teaching guests.

What I wish was different

It would have been nice if there was more consistency about how we conveyed information to guests. I would get conflicting information from different staff members about how to communicate with guests.

Advice

Keep learning, and take as many training courses as you can. Also, be sure to repeat some courses from time to time, as the animals often change in the galleries.
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Water Quality Intern

May 2017 • Atlanta, GA

What I liked

The staff was very friendly, helpful, and knowledgable and wanted to make sure that you left with a certain level of skills. They are easy to talk to and explain everything in great detail. I gained a wide range of skills from lab techniques to presenting research data. Throughout my time there I learned a lot about the aquarium itself and met other professionals from different departments as well. Overall it was a great experience!

What I wish was different

Advice

Don't be shy, make sure you talk to everyone and get to know them. Most likely at least one of the many people in there are interested in the same things as you.
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Guest Programs Team Specialist

May 2018 - April 2019 • Atlanta, GA

What I liked

Flexibility with school hours.

What I wish was different

Management

Advice

Definitely get what you can out of the experience. Try new things, meet new people and live in the moment.
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group sales intern

May - August 2019 • Atlanta, GA

What I liked

The people who worked there! The culture of the group sales office was awesome.

What I wish was different

Advice

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guest services

May 2019 • Atlanta, GA

What I liked

I like the flexibility they offer, the management is good, and you get to meet new people! You also get to learn about all of the different animals.

What I wish was different

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Advice

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Group Sales Marketing Intern

May - August 2019 • Atlanta, GA

What I liked

Loved being able to be a part of the guest experience within Georgia Aquarium. I was able to write invoices for guests and put a smile on their face at the same time. I also loved being able to experience the Behind the Seas Tours.

What I wish was different

I wish to have been a little bit busier. Over the summer time group sales is not very busy with school being out.

Advice

This was a once and a lifetime opportunity to see what goes on behind the "seas" for Georgia Aquarium. It was amazing and I would go back in a heartbeat to still intern for them. I met some amazing people and was able to network all throughout the Aquarium.
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Dive operations intern

May - August 2016 • Atlanta, GA

What I liked

I got to learn hands Inc experience what it was like working at an aquarium, the daily operations that take place in the dive operations departments, learned about all different type of scuba diving techniques and dove in many different places exhibits.

What I wish was different

It wasn’t paid and it was untraditional

Advice

Love to scuba dive and be ready to learn about the technique side of taking care of scuba equipment.
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