Real-life advice from a real-life recruiter

You never know when opportunity is going to come a knocking. So you better be ready!

I recently attended our annual scholarship reception. It was a beautiful thing. All of the awardees shared their hopes and their dreams. It was great to be in a place filled with such promise. The awardees were ready when opportunity came knocking this year. They filled out all of the necessary scholarship paperwork. I’m sure it wasn’t fun to complete the paperwork, but it was just something that had to be done. They were making a plan for their future. They knew which school they wanted to attend and what they wanted to study. They wanted to grab that brass ring and they don’t mind a little financial help in order to it.

The awardees took advantage of the opportunity when they RSVP “YES!” to theinvitation to the annual scholarship reception. You never know who is going to be in attendance at an even or who you are going to meet once you are there.  This year, the awardees got to mix and mingle with the President & CEO,  & Chief People Officer and all of the District Managers and make connections with them.

These folks took advantage of an opportunity just by doing a great job. The scholarships were awarded, partially, based on their bosses’ recommendations. Basically, the scholarship winners had to be skillfully performing their jobs and getting along with their fellow team members.  They also had to have good grades as well as be involved in their community.

Here is my advice to you. Get out there and take advantage of an opportunity!  Meet and connect with as many folks as you can. You never know how you can help them or how they can help you. Be smart and take advantage of networking opportunities as often as possible.

Comments on: "Opportunity is Knocking!" (5)

  1. Ian Stewart said:

    Can you please supply an internet link to the EatNPark scholarship application? I will be a High School Senior this year and work for EatNPark, but cannot find an application or link about the requirements anywhere. Thanks for your help.

    • Ian,

      The scholarship applications will not be available until we start the 2013 program. Basic eligibility is applicants must be Eat’n Park, Parkhurst, or Cura team members who have worked for a minimum of six months prior to the application deadline and who have exceptional work performance and acceptable attendance. Applicants must also be enrolled or planning to enroll in full-time or part-time course of study in a accredited two or four year college, or vocational-technical school. Grade point average must be 2.0 or higher.

      Please let me know if this answered your question. Thank you for asking.

  2. Ashley said:

    Does enp team members get a discount to children’s museum?

    • Hi Ashley,

      Eat’n Park team members receive Buy-One-Get One- Free admission with corporate identification at: Carnegie Museum of Art, Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Carnegie Science Center, The Andy Warhol Museum. 20% Food Discount at Carnegie Cafe at Carnegie Museum of Art, Riverview Cafe at Carnegie Science Center, The Warhol Cafe at The Andy Warhol Museum – 10% Discount in museum stores. Vist for more information.

      Happy New Year!

  3. Traci Viskovicz said:

    I have searched for the scholarship information, but cannot find it. Is there a link that you can post for me to use. It would be greatly appreciated.

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