Reflect on the skills you have gained and an important lesson you learned:
I’ve learned a lot in terms of retail management, but I think the most important thing I gained was self-confidence. I can be pretty hard on myself sometimes, especially when I don’t understand something that is new to me right away. It took me a few weeks, but now it feels like I’ve been working at Busch for a year or two.
How has the internship impacted your career path?
I could definitely see myself having a career in this industry. One of my favorite things is that no day is ever the same! There are so many things you can do within a theme park, which is something I don’t think people realize. The environment at Busch Gardens is so positive and it makes going to work each day not feel like work!
What advice would you give?
Don’t be afraid to complete an internship that’s not directly related to your major! Any internship is a learning experience and a good way to get your foot in the door.
My picture collage includes a selfie with Busch Gardens Williamsburg park president David Cromwell and a picture with the cast of Celtic Fyre!