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Second month in Florida

The second month of the internship I felt more confident at work, got to know the surroundings and enjoyed the experience more.

Me and my friends got closer and we would go out more, explore the city and enjoy the sunny weather. We met more people, started making frie ds at work as well, but we did struggle a bit as after a month you realise you’re not on a one year holiday and have to get used to a new routine.

On every Thursday at work we would receive a training on a different topic each week. On the first week we were trained on the types of wine, which I found very interesting. On the second one we got trained on how events are organised at the country club, and we would later on get the chance to shadow the event manager to learn more about it.

On the third week we talked about different cuts of steak and how to assess theit quality and I think all of these training together make it easier for us to serve and offer a nicer experience to memebers.

I enjoy the internship so far,and I’m looking forward to future trainings.

This month I also got hostess training and got to be a hostess on a few shifts, and it really helped me develop my time managing skills.

Outside work we participated in cultural exchange activities, like the 4th of July. The downtown was full, the fireworks were amazing and it was a very nice and lively atmosphere. Florida is a very good place to have fun for sure!


First month in Florida

In the month before coming to Florida I had deadlines for university, work, and had to start packing and take care of everything before starting my one year adventure. I had my embassy appointment quite late, so nearly every day of the month came with panic and a bit of anxiety, thinking I will not have it until I have to be in Florida.

After I got it, I could not believe that it is actually happening, I am actually going. I was excited, yet a bit nervous. When the day finally came, my friends walked me to the bus and it was hard to say goodbye, as everything seemed so unreal still.

When I arrived in Florida I met 2 of my friends on the plane, and then the other one came the next day. We started exploring Florida and going out and about.

The first week at work we had our orientation and lots of training, and then the following weeks we started to apply our knowledge by shadowing our colleagues. All of them are very nice, friendly and helpful and it made our start better. Working in a country club is very different to any other businesses I worked in, and I could feel the pressure of having to do everything as close to perfect as possible.

I realised that the most important traits I need would be patience, ambition and pisitivity, and with them this year would go smoothly. I am sure that I will learn a lot in the following months and that this year will play an important part in my personal growth.

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