Meet our Interns!
Meet our Interns!
Every year, Woodloch is happy to welcome interns from all across the country who are pursuing careers in the hospitality industry. We’d like to introduce you to this year’s cast…
Hello, my name is Kyle Schwarz and I am an intern from the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York. While being an intern at the Lodge at Woodloch in the months of March through May, it expanded my horizons in fine dining cuisine in which I am going to go further in this cuisine.
The externship program at Woodloch helped better my understanding of this industry and my future in it. I was able to work in two separate kitchens, The Lodge at Woodloch and Woodloch Inn, in addition to four individual weddings. This encouraged me to follow my passion in banquets and pursue a career in wedding catering. I am grateful for the opportunities that Woodloch provided me and will always look back on my externship with gratefulness.
Samantha currently attends The Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY where she is currently enrolled to pursue her Associates degree in Baking and Pastry Arts. And is currently positioned as an assistant to the Pastry Chef for The Spa.
Right from the start, Samantha knew she wanted to extern at The Lodge at Woodloch based off values, energy, and dedication she felt meeting with Executive Chef Tomson and Pastry Chef Croney at the Career Fair at school. “I went in having several places jotted down that I wanted to search out, but as soon as I met with Chef Tomson, I knew this was the place I needed to be. I knew that with hard work, I would be able to see myself grow tremendously here.”
After completing her internship, Samantha will be headed back to The CIA to finish her degree to graduate November 2019.
Miguel is from Lehighton, which is just a hop, skip, and jump away from the resort. He goes to school at Northampton Community College, and is now fulfilling his internship requirement at Woodloch Pines Resort. He is working at the front desk and getting to work one-on-one with not only the amazing staff but all the wonderful guests. The only thing Miguel has to say about the resort is “Woodloch is truly the Disney of the Poconos, from its family oriented activities to the magic that is created by the staff!”
Matthew is interning with us over the summer in order to be one step closer to finishing his degree in Business & Hospitality, Sport and Event Management from Pennsylvania College of Technology. He is doing a split internship where he will be learning and gaining experience in both the Outdoor Adventure Department at The Lodge at Woodloch and the Social Department at Woodloch Pines.
Matthew grew up in Northeast Pennsylvania, so he always had a love for the outdoors and making people smile. While interning at Woodloch he will be able to do the things he loves every day and experience them with our guests. He fell in love with this opportunity to be part of the Woodloch family and is excited to spend the summer semester with us!
Laura is thrilled to be joining the Woodloch family at her social staff internship. She grew up in a small town in New Jersey, and was a former Wooodloch guest. After years dreaming of one day working at Woodloch she was thrilled when she got the call of employment. Laura is an incoming sophomore at Lynn University, currently earning her BFA in acting. The most rewarding part of her internship experiences is putting smiles on guests faces through Woodloch’s many amenities and activities.
Contact HR for inquiries about internships.
Contact HR for inquiries about internships.
Cassandra is going to be joining us this summer as an intern in the Human Resources department at Woodloch. She will be learning the trade of employment, payroll operations, benefits management, and more. She attends Bloomsburg University, where she will be obtaining her degree in December in Business and Human Resource Management.
Cassandra has been “classically” Woodloch trained- she started working as a teenager in our Housekeeping department at Woodloch Springs. She since worked at our main property as well as at our spa sister property, The Lodge at Woodloch. “Woodloch means a lot to me because it opened me up to many different employment opportunities,” says Cassandra. “When I started working here so young I was nervous, as it was my first job. However, the employees and management made me feel so welcomed and taught me the hardworking skills that I have today.”
“Most of my family also works here and has been here for over 10 years,” she continues. “I returned here for the internship because I remember the warm hospitality feeling and the great feeling of making the guest happy and joyful. Everyone was and is always smiling, even on their worst days. The positive energy around me makes the work environment a great place to work!”
Coming all the way from Clemson University is Kerriann. She is pursuing a degree in Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management and will be a senior this fall. She will be joining in on all of the fun and games of the Social Department this year.
Originally from Boonton Township, New Jersey, Kerriann spent summers nearby and of course, fell in love with the area. She’s new to the Woodloch family, but like she says, “I have always heard about what great experiences people have had at Woodloch!” Now, she gets to be a part of it all!
Dan was an intern last year in our Marketing Department and is back for a second summer. This fall he will be entering his junior year at Penn State University majoring in Marketing and minoring in Digital Media Trends and Analytics.
Growing up in the area, Dan viewed Woodloch Resort as a staple in the local community. Throughout his time with us, he has gained experience in data analytics, campaign strategy, and brand management. He admires the resort’s commitment to making every guest feel at home and loves being a member of the marketing team.
Dominique is a Baking & Pastry Student and Food Service Management Student at Johnson & Wales Univeristy in Providence, Rhode Island. Born and raised in Coventry, Rhode Island. The University recommended Woodloch to her.
She currently works at The Lodge at Woodloch. “It is such an amazing place to work at. I highly recommend it to Baking & Pastry and Culinary students. The workers there are all amazing, especially Chef Shannon & Chef Bill. They strive me to be a better baker and person. I am forever grateful with the opportunities that the Lodge has given me.”
Abby is interning with us this fall to complete her degree in Recreation, Park and Tourism Management from Penn State. She is working and learning in both the Outdoor Adventure Department at The Lodge at Woodloch and the Social Department at Woodloch Pines.
Abby gets to do the things she loves every day and share them with our guests. Her love of the outdoors and making people smile has made her fall in love with her internship here at Woodloch. Growing up in Northeast Pennsylvania, she has always known of the reputation Woodloch has and is excited to spend a semester with us!
Jefferson is a Hotel and Restaurant Management student at SUNY Delhi located in Delhi, New York. He is currently interning at the Front Desk at Woodloch Resort and serves as a corporate coordinator for our group sales department. Last summer, a former intern recommended Woodloch to Jefferson and her positive reviews led him to inquire about a possible internship.
Jefferson has been with Woodloch since July, our peak summer season, and is going to be interning throughout the winter. Woodloch’s family traditions drew him in because of his passion of seeing people happy and smiling. He is looking forward to the continuation of his internship with the Front Desk and the opportunities that may arise after the internship.
Emily is currently a baking and pastry student at the Culinary Institute of America in San Antonio, Tx. I grew up in Northwestern Pennsylvania and decided to attend Woodloch to get the taste of home back. I have gained many skills and techniques working at Woodloch this fall. Woodloch has great core values and definitely sets itself apart from other resorts. It has been a wonderful experience working here!
Jade is a Baking and Pastry Major at The Culinary Institute of America, located in Hyde Park, New York. She is currently interning at the Bakery at the Inn at Woodloch. She heard about Woodloch from a friend at school who had also completed her extern at Woodloch’s bakery. Her positive reviews pushed me to look for them in the career fair and try to earn a spot on their team. Everyone was very nice and excited to have me and I felt very appreciated. I love working in the bakery, and going to the country store, Gigi’s or the market, I can see our work on the shelves, and there’s no better feeling than that.