For those outside of camping, seeing “camp counselor” on a résumé might require the applicant to explain his/her responsibilities, but employers will like what they hear. In the Associated Press’ article, “Dear Employers, Please Value ‘Camp Counselor’ on a Résumé,” working at camp is seen as significant work experience.
“‘The great thing about overnight camp counselors is that they have actual, real, valuable skills,” says Michael McCutcheon, a counseling psychologist and career coach at Wanderlust Careers in New York City. “‘Like the ability to work with people from all sorts of backgrounds, the ability to hold the attention of antsy audiences, outside-the-box thinking.’”
Molly Sprayregen, former camp staff, writes, “Camp counselors are hard-working; they are resilient; they are strong. Hire them.”
If you’re looking for a meaningful way to spend your summer, consider camp. There are a ton of opportunities across the country to serve at a camp, and when you land a camp job, you’ll have an incredible talking point to highlight on your résumé.
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