Friday, April 20, 2001 7:13 AM
I'm from Australia and I'm looking at working in a US theme park next year for a couple of months on a student exchange visa. Has any one out there ever done a work in the US programme before and worked in a US theme park. What was it like was it good? What are the good parks that are open in the US winter?
Friday, April 20, 2001 7:54 AM
When I worked at Paramount's Great America, we had quite a few exchange students from all over the world. They, along with the rest of us, had a blast! I'm sure their fun was tripled by the fact that they were in a new place etc. Not to mention all the lovely parties...well...the ones I could remember anyway. :)
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Friday, April 20, 2001 9:27 AM
You might want to check the details of Cedar Point at www.cedarpoint.com
and jump in the employee forum at www.guidetothepoint.com
. I think at least a quarter of the seasonals there are non-US.
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Friday, April 20, 2001 11:39 AM
Someone with a better memory can probably help with this, but I'm pretty sure I saw an article in Amusement Business
that said that parks were hiring their international students through an agency or program. Does anyone know the name or address of the agency?
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Friday, April 20, 2001 11:51 AM
It would seem to me that you really don't need to go through an agency. I hire summer interns through the university I work at and a majority of them are international students. When I do hire them, we have to write a justification letter to extend a work visa. It's relatively easy.
I'm assuming that most parks HR departments have a system in place that handles this. I would suggest if you are interested in a particular park, contact them, and they'll guide you through the process.