Re: Hopefully Working At The Point This Summer
Hey guys what's up?! I created an account here so I could keep up with the threads and also ask a few questions and get some answers/opinions from previous or existing Cedar Point employees!
1) My mind is set on working at Cedar Point this summer so I can get away from home and make new friends! I'm easy to get along with and I want to know if there are a lot of stuck up people that work there who think they're better than everyone else.
2) When can I apply for the 2011 season? I tried to apply the other day but it said that the application is down for maintenance and to keep checking back. I'm guessing at the beginning of 2011 would be the best time to apply?!
3) For the past 3 years of visiting the park, Wicked Twister has become my favorite ride. Now you're probably wondering how it's my favorite ride when CP has Dragster, Millennium, Maverick, and others, but I love watching and riding it. It's a very interesting ride to me. My question here is, I would give anything to work Wicked Twister for a season, What are my chances of getting that job?
4) How do I guarantee I get the job for Wicked Twister? Like what do I have to do to ensure I get that job and that job only? Do I have to just tell the person who interviews me that that is where I want to work at? Or is there a spot on the application that asks what ride I want to work? That is pretty much the only thing I want to do is work Wicked Twister. I would just love to learn the ins and outs of the ride being that I am a Mechanical Engineering major.
I am sorry if these questions have been answered before, but I don't know how to search for any old topics on this website or else I would have tried to look up some of these answers myself! But if anybody could help me I would really appreciate it! Thank you very much to all who reply!
Hey TwistedWicker77, I'll try to explain to you to the best of my knowledge what it's like to apply and work for a Cedar Fair company in the order that you asked.
1) Good to know that you're excited to work for CF. Lord knows they need as many excited people as they can have. The key is to stay excited. Everyone is happy to be there before school gets out, but can you be excited and a good employee during crunch time on the third weekend of July at 3 in the afternoon when it's 92 with no wind? You're going to find the people you described at every job, but overall I have found that the majority of the employees that work there are very friendly for the most part.
2) You can probably apply any time. I'd just keep checking for the site to be up. It's probably not a high time for applicants, so they probably took it down to overhaul it or something.
3) First things first, don't go in there all crazy about working and your love for Wicked Twister. If you get an interview, be patient, professional and upbeat without being crazy. From my experiences (four years) of working for MiA, usually first year people don't get to choose where they work in the department (you do if you're a returner, usually). On the application, it'll ask something about which three departments you'd like to work at. Mark rides as your first choice. Usually, they will go by your first choice, but make sure you don't pick something silly for your second or third because I've had friends become landscapers because they just wrote down two random ones (I've also had a returner friend use Peter Griffin as a reference - don't do this!). But in your interview, just be patient, professional and honest. Usually they will hire you right off the bat right there if they want you, and they will offer you an opening in one or more crews. Then is when you ask about your ride. Don't get difficult, just ask if you could work on Twister. The earlier you go, the better the crew you will be put on, I would assume.
4) I think I answered your question in #3.
Basically, if you get an interview, don't go all roller coaster nerd on them, haha. Just dress professionally, act professionally and answer honestly. Because over everything that everybody does at the point, safety is the number one modus operundi.
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