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  1. "CIT coordinator"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Camp Kesem part-time

    Pros

    This is such an amazing experience

    Cons

    There are no cons to this job


  2. "Out front employee"

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    Current Employee - Out Front Employee in Davis, CA
    Current Employee - Out Front Employee in Davis, CA

    I have been working at Camp Kesem part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    good working environment and well balanced

    Cons

    not always fully accommodating with hours

  3. "Amazing Opportunity for College Students"

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    Current Employee - Director in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Director in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Camp Kesem part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Feel good about actually making a difference in a child's life
    Learn valuable skills that translate in the workforce
    Become a part of something that is bigger than yourself

    Cons

    Can conflict with real world/ career plans based on the timing
    Not something to dabble in as it takes a lot of work to help get the camps started


  4. "Life Changing Experience"

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    Former Employee - Camp Counselor/Operations Coordinator in Danville, CA
    Former Employee - Camp Counselor/Operations Coordinator in Danville, CA
    Recommends

    I worked at Camp Kesem (More than a year)

    Pros

    Everything was great. Life changing experience that will make you a better person. Didn't expect working with kids could ever be that rewarding.

    Cons

    Don't have any. It was a life changing experience that I would recommend to anyone in college because it will give you a completely different outlook on life.

    Advice to Management

    It is a student run organization depending on what chapter you are at. There is very little upper management you to talk to. Just a supervisor making sure everything is on track.


  5. "It's hard work to make magic happen, but it's worth the long nights."

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
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    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Camp Kesem as an intern (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Amazing staff from the ground up. Scott Arizala is one of the most inspirational people I have worked with
    Fun - if it was a paying job I would do it for the rest of my life.
    Great skill development - Camp Kesem taught me more about organizational development and staff management than any other experience thus far.

    Cons

    Long hours
    Stressful - it's 51 weeks of fundraising and planning for 1 week of magic
    Since students are working for experience and not pay - it can be difficult keeping a large staff involved and motivated

    Advice to Management

    Creating a network for campuses to bounce ideas off of each other.


  6. "Magical."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    The chance to make a difference in the lives of families coping with cancer while interacting with your best friends on campus is not something that should be passed up.

    Cons

    Sometimes it is difficult to balance friendships with work. Additionally, it is occasionally tricky to understand the relationship with nationals juxtaposed with the relationship with every campus.

    Advice to Management

    Include the student leaders more in big-picture decisions. Work hard to understand each campus individually (perhaps visit or serve as advisors to individual campuses).