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Shanty Creek Resort

Front of House Management Intern

June - August 2018 • Bellaire, MI

What I liked

How personalized the internship experience was, and how much the resort staff genuinely cared about my development and well-being while on my internship.

What I wish was different

That interns were given time off that was coordinated so we could spend more time as a group bonding and exploring beautiful Northern Michigan.

Advice

Ask and you shall receive. No manager is a mind reader, so if you are trying to get a certain type of experience or want something out of your internship, ask for it and work for it. Don't expect anything to be handed to you.
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Waitress

May - August 2018 • Bellaire, MI

What I liked

I loved the atmosphere and the people that I worked with. The restaurant was clean, the people were friendly, and the money was great.

What I wish was different

My overall experience was pretty incredible, however, if I were to change one thing it would be the way the boss handled specific situations. As a person, she was great, as a boss and a manager she was lacking in some areas. So, I wish there had been better communication there.

Advice

Don't get discouraged when you have bad tip days. Not everybody tips 20%, and not all guests are going to be pleasant. However, put a smile on your face and be the best employee you can be. The good days WILL outweigh the bad.
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Food and Beverage Manager

May - August 2018 • Bellaire, MI

What I liked

I liked how I was treated as upper management because coming into a new place and telling people what to do is hard.

What I wish was different

I wish I could have worked in different departments

Advice

Make sure you make time for yourself during your internship! I made lots of life long friends and we made time to hang out during the summer so make sure you do that!
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