I'm a Sophomore and have considered going into the amusement park industry as a career but am not completely sure if it's for me. Hopefully this internship will help me decide.
Thank you for any information.
It was a lot of fun, but any amusement park career involves working when no one else is. That is, you will be working a lot of nights, weekends, and holidays.
You will also work lots of hours each week (48 was the norm for us auditors).
So you have to decide- would you rather have the time off to enjoy the parks, or be working at one all the time?
It's definitely a fun industry though.
Good luck! :)
All-in-all, just have fun and do your best!
If you're curious about whether you would like to pursue a job in the industry, I'd say do it. Yes, you will work a lot...but it's a great first step into the field by getting to know the day-to-day operations of an amusement park.
While I started in ride operations at Cedar Point, I've interned for the past two summers at Michigan's Adventure in the Group Sales office. I'll admit it... I was scared to death that I was going to hate it, but I knew it was an awesome opportunity to find out if it was for me. It couldn't have turned out better as I loved going to work everyday and learned a ton.
At least for me, the internship has set me apart in my classes because of how much I learned in the field of Marketing and PR. The amusement industry is not for everyone, but if you have the passion you're halfway there :).
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