I have worked two different jobs in service industries, both physically demanding and full time. For two summers I worked as an outside bag attendant at The Mount Washington Hotel and Resort Golf Course in Bretton Woods, New Hampshire. This past summer I worked on the motor yacht Phoenix 2 as a deckhand. I am currently very interested in becoming a bartender, and my previous work experience has taught me that to get where you want, starting at the bottom and working hard is the honest way to the top, and will also earn you the most trust and respect. I thoroughly enjoy physically demanding, hard work, compared to working at a desk, as I find it more rewarding. I plan to work on yachts for several years after school before becoming a yacht broker.
Both of my previous employers were beyond satisfied with my work ethic and performance, and referred to me as a true asset on many occasions.
I was also the pledge class president of my Phi Delta Theta Fall '12 pledge class, which taught me that a little extra responsibility can earn you quite a bit of respect, as long as you can handle it, and it will also continue to earn you responsibility. It also taught me how to make game time decisions and how to delegate tasks and responsibilities.
In high school I played ice hockey all four years and was captain my senior year. I earned most valuable player that year, and had an undefeated regular season.
As an Outside Golf Attendant, informally a bag boy, my tasks ranged from greeting customers and setting up their bags on a cart, to occasionally driving the beverage cart on busy days. Other tasks included: washing and gassing golf carts, cleaning, organizing, and storing member and guest golf bags, setting up, breaking down, and picking the driving range, refilling water coolers on the course, greeting customers after a round, cleaning golf clubs, and loading bags into vehicles. Most customers were adults and elderly, so it was very important that I conducted myself in a very appropriate and professional manner, and my social skills improved drastically.
This past summer I was blessed with a truly incredible opportunity that taught me exactly what hard work is. I worked as a deckhand on the 300 foot motor yacht Phoenix 2. When I joined the boat was in Germany, and it soon departed for Croatia and the rest of the Mediterranean for the entire summer. My tasks included keeping the exterior of the yacht in an absolute divine condition, which required polishing stainless steel, detailing all guest areas every morning, regularly washing the entire exterior top to bottom, maintaining the maintenance and cleanliness of all the tenders and water toys as well as launching and operating them, preparing, tossing, and tightening all dock lines as well and retrieving and storing them upon departure. Other odd jobs included lifting heavy objects for the interior department on a daily basis, assisting with deliveries, removing trash, watch keeping, log book entries and plotting on charts, helicopter operations which involved dressing in a full fireman's suit and standing-by with a fire hose in the case of emergency. Occasionally I would assist the engineers in odd jobs, as well as the chefs. Some of the most important things I learned from working on the yacht was that you are absolutely accountable and responsible for every one of your actions in the workplace. I also learned that you must be fully attentive and aware of your surroundings when you are on the job, as one wrong move on deck can cost you your life.
Currently a junior studying Applied Economics and minoring in Business.
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