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Galileo Learning

Camp intern

May - July 2021 • South Pasadena, CA

What I liked

The environment, combination of outdoor activities and in class learning.

What I wish was different

Advice

Good experience/ summer job for teens or college students.
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Camp Counselor

June - August 2021 • Altadena, CA

What I liked

It didn't feel like a job to me! Most days, the hours went by so quickly because I was having so much fun, and I just felt like being at Galileo allowed me to really break out of my shell and become more confident as a person.

What I wish was different

Our camp was a little understaffed, so it was a little hectic in the beginning, but we were all flexible and able to make it work out.

Advice

In the beginning, I was scared that I wouldn't be 'fun' or 'outgoing' enough to be working at a summer camp, but I learned there isn't really one 'mold' to what makes a good camp counselor. So just be you and you will do fine!
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Summer Camp Counselor

July - August 2021 • Kentfield, CA

What I liked

I loved the community and the people there! The leadership team was incredibly supportive and understanding, and I loved being able to provide a positive summer experience for kids.

What I wish was different

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summer camp counselor

June - August 2021 • Chicago, IL

What I liked

the work environment was fun and friendly, the staff were super helpful and nice.

What I wish was different

I wish the in person training provided more insight.

Advice

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Assistant Instructor (Camp Counselor)

June - August 2019 • San Jose, CA

What I liked

I liked the environment of camp because it was very different from what goes on during the school year. It was a really fun experience and helped develop my leadership abilities. It also helps a lot with communication abilities.

What I wish was different

I wish I had been able to teach in more of the engineering-related classes because that was what I am passionate about. It is sometimes difficult to move between classes, and they do their best to match you up with the classes you want.

Advice

I commonly highlight this experience because it shows how I can be a strong leader, inspire the people I work with, and work well in a team setting.
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Lead Instructor

May 2016 - August 2020 • San Francisco, CA

What I liked

Supportive management, lots of room for upwards growth within the company (including HQ positions)

What I wish was different

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Team Leader

May - August 2018 • Menlo Park, CA

What I liked

The work is engaging and rewarding. Staff tends to be fairly similar in age so it’s easy to make connections with your coworkers.

What I wish was different

I wish there had been training on how to spot red flag behavior in children.

Advice

This job is very physically demanding and often requires coming in and starting the day at 7. Be prepared to be on your feet and at full energy from about 7 AM to 5 PM.
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Rotational Summer Intern

June - July 2019 • Woodland Hills, CA

What I liked

This experience allowed me to form good connections with others in the same field and gain insight into the daily schedule of an educator. I had some amazing coworkers and we all became friends before the first day on the job! The staff atmosphere was open, inclusive, and fun. We joked around and were super goofy all the time, which really helped the kids have fun as well. My boss always wore silly hats which would get the kids excited for the day and the other staff would just feed off of their positive energy. There was really never a boring moment.

What I wish was different

Morning shifts handled mostly physical labor rather than interacting with children which was the primary reason for me applying to this position. I never had an afternoon shift, and thus was never able to interact with the children on a deeper level and form connections with them. A summer intern is not a position for people who want to interact with children all the time. It would be better for you to apply as a Lead Instructor or a Team Leader.

Advice

If you are looking for a job to get paid, this isn't the one for you. It's a lot of work; but in the end, it's worth it. As a summer intern, you do a lot of the prep work for activities and classroom lessons, which can sometimes feel a bit anticlimactic since you are always behind the scenes, but you know that what you do is important and you see the smiles on the kids' faces. The work environment is very friendly and nice. I've made friends with all the staff, even my boss. The Galileo staff environment stresses the importance of collaboration and building friendships, and that's exactly what happens.
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Team Leader, Assistant Teacher

June - August 2019 • Sherman Oaks, CA

What I liked

Related to my field of interest.

What I wish was different

More support for the team from supervisors i.e. accommodating for extra amount of campers

Advice

Always be prepared and take care of your mind and body when working this job. Breaks are necessary!
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Assistant Instructor

June - August 2019 • San Jose, CA

What I liked

It was fun interacting and teaching younger kids

What I wish was different

I honestly wish it was a bit longer

Advice

If you want teaching experience or just love being around kids I would apply
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Assistant Instructor

May - July 2019 • San Carlos, CA

What I liked

Galileo is a really great experience and can have a positive turn on your outlook of life. The lessons they teach are filled with important ways to live life and to have fun. It’s an inclusive place that teaches inclusivity.

What I wish was different

I wish I had found a different job related to my major. I have computer science bachelors degree and throughout the summer I was looking for a job related to it. I eventually found one and left Galileo early. I just wish it happened quicker.

Advice

Look, look, and keep on looking for career opportunities. You never know when something will stick and change the direction of your life. I started at Galileo and ended up finding a full time job in tech with their support.
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Team leader/ assistant instructor

June - August 2019 • Chicago, IL

What I liked

Community environment of staff

What I wish was different

I wish I had more agency in my role

Advice

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Team Member

June - July 2019 • Burlingame, CA

What I liked

I liked working around kids!

What I wish was different

I just wished I was more prepared, it was my first time working with kids.

Advice

Kids are just kids, so have some patience with them.
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Lead Instructor

June - August 2019 • Sunnyvale, CA

What I liked

Great opportunity to be in a fun, interactive classroom setting. Strong staff culture. Great support by management and corporate.

What I wish was different

More reliable and constant support by directors is necessary. There must be better hiring of staff members, with greater discipline for staff that fails to execute their work properly.

Advice

Great experience if considering a career in education. Make sure to take the time to work with each student, and effectively handle any issue that arises in a timely manner.
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Operations Coordinator

June - August 2019 • San Carlos, CA

What I liked

Great leadership team/staff!

What I wish was different

Advice

Be prepared for a fast-paced environment with daily HR/operations experiences and customer service inquiries! I learned a lot on the fly but thanks to this position, I now work full-time in HR.
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Lead Instructor

June - August 2019 • Palo Alto, CA

What I liked

What I wish was different

Advice

Recommend starting as a Team Leader to see how camp works and then work your way up!
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Team Lead

June - August 2019 • Los Altos, CA

What I liked

I loved the community that is built through working with kids. Every day I was excited to come to work.

What I wish was different

Advice

Be as open minded as you can be. Every day is a new challenge but that’s the fun part!
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Team Leader

June - August 2019 • San Francisco, CA

What I liked

My job as a camp team leader was a fun experience with a lot of activity and excitement. Galileo has a fantastic mission of innovation and inclusion, and it showed through in both the staff and families I was able to meet.

What I wish was different

The team leader job, in particular, is not very flexible. I wish I was able to move around more and work with different people.

Advice

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Lead Instructor

June - August 2019 • Los Altos, CA

What I liked

Great leadership, many opportunities to grow

What I wish was different

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Team Leader

June - August 2019 • San Francisco, CA

What I liked

I loved the community that we were able to create for the camp. There was a huge focus on education, inclusiveness, and the Galileo Innovator's Approach. The experience improved my education, management, and communication skills.

What I wish was different

I wish there had been more in-person training for camper management.

Advice

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