name is Teirhnee Taylor and I am one of the first members in the Zoo Explorers
Program. This particular program lasts six weeks, and during your internship
you will learn valuable information. This program allows you to get full
insight as to how the zoo and its different sections operate. Working at the
zoo is not all fun and games it takes actual hard work. It also teaches you how
to be responsible, how to take initiative, how to manage your time wisely and
how to interact well with different types of people.
of all, during my internship at the zoo, I experienced a variety of jobs and
people. In my first two weeks, I had the opportunity to work in the seasonal
exhibits department. I had lots of fun. I had the chance to feed a giraffe, and
touch a stingray. The giraffe feeding was fun, and I was very nervous to feed
them because of their large size. Believe it or not, giraffes are actually
gentle creatures. Then when I got to the Stingray Bay exhibit, I got to touch a
stingray. They have a very slippery texture to them. I had been dreaming of
touching them, but I never thought that dream would come true, but it did. The
Seasonal Exhibits Department will give you quite a rush.
my second two weeks in the Explorers Program was in the Birds Department. I
wasn’t that excited to visit this section because I’m not very interested in
birds, but I still made the most out of my two weeks. Even though I wasn’t that
interested in birds I still learned a lot. I got to feed different kinds of
birds and see very rare ones. Even though you are working in the birds
department expect to do lots of cleaning. I had to do lots of washing dishes,
mopping floors, and sweeping floors. Even though my job wasn’t glamorous I
still had fun. I even got to work with the penguins, and got a little behind
the scenes tour of that establishment.
my last two weeks of this program I am stationed at the Marketing &
Communications Department. This department seems very interesting & I am
eager to learn more about their operation and how it works. I have always been
interested in art, so this should be a fun & new experience for me. I am
sure that I will have lots of fun in this department. All of my co-workers seem
very dedicated to their jobs and they want to see this company succeed. I am hoping
to make the most out of my last two weeks here, and I also expect to learn new
things and meet new people.
I think that I have grown as a person by being in this program. It has taught
me so much since I’ve been here. It has taught me that I shouldn’t be afraid to
experience new things. I have also been taught how to listen and take in other
people’s opinions. I have been given lots of responsibilities, so I think that
this program has made me into a much more responsible person. The habits that I
have learned in this program will stay with me throughout my lifetime and it
will help me go further in life. I am so lucky to have gotten such an opportunity,
and I hope to return next year.