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Crater Lake National Park

Oregon

Goyo

I have had two seasonal jobs, and they have changed my life a lot! I want to share my experiences with everyone and explain how seasonal jobs impacted my life path afterwords. While I was a university student, I discovered that Taiwan has a student work and travel program with the USA. We can apply for an International Student VISA to go to the USA for a working holiday up to 4 months. The goal is to help us improve our English, have a cultural experience, and  allow us to see the United States through traveling the country after our seasonal commitment ends.

In 2010, my friend Kuan-Ling and I applied and joined the J-1 visa program. We chose Grand Teton National Park as our working destination. When I landed at the Jackson Hole Airport, the natural scenery amazed me. I worked as a busser in a restaurant at one of the National Park’s concessionaire operations. My managers and my co-workers were the most friendly people I had ever met in my life. At that time, I learned many things that my school had never taught me before, such as how to respect the natural environment, what a gap year is, not to waste natural resources, and so on. I remember that I cried a lot when I finished my seasonal job. I knew that I would take the seasonal job again because it gave me the dream to be a person who wants to protect the natural environment and really enjoy it.

 In 2014, I had the opportunity to take another seasonal job in the Canadian Rockies. Although people always came and went, I still enjoyed working with energetic people in nature.

I think that the seasonal job is a good way to escape your routine life, and it may lead your life path afterwords. Right now, I am studying English and planning to go to college in Canada because I want to study Renewable Energy to start my first step in my career. I would love to have another unforgettable seasonal job experience in my future. Seasonal Jobs have been the best thing in my life.

COMMENTS

coolworks is great!!! Lions, tigers and bears, if I only had a brain. cheeseburger and fry’s ya.
I done my share of working in the national parks, and resorts.
I have a one bed room apartment, section 8,social security disability. Medications etc etc just turn 60.
I’m a poet and don’t know it.
All my hard work and honesty, didn’t get me no where…

Have a blessed day
Mark Alan Hildebrand
Phoenix, Arizona.

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Mark Alan Hildebrand June 05, 2019

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