My name is Sara Brehaut and I am a recent graduate of the Tourism and Travel Management program at Holland College.
I love working with and helping people. My goal is to one day open my own travel agency.
I also love Prince Edward Island and all that it has to offer, but unfortunately jobs is not one of those things.
While at school I we got to see firsthand how hard it is to find work on P.E.I. In between our first and second year of schooling we were required to complete a 500-hour paid internship. It was not an easy task finding work for a lot of us. Our tourism season is so short and there just were not enough jobs to go around.
If given the chance to interview for a position I'm sure finding a job would not be a problem, but I applied for 25 jobs in the two weeks after graduating at the end of April, and did not receive any calls.
I'm a 23-year-old college graduate living at home wishing I could move back out and be responsible for myself again.
Travelling west looking better
After working last summer at the Resort at Cavendish Corner, I am learning what it is like to be a seasonal worker on Prince Edward Island.
Back on the market
After a summer of work, it's time to start looking for another job.
Last spring, after a couple of weeks turned into a month, and one month into two, I finally got a call from The Resort at Cavendish Corner.
Looking for anything
I worry that I will accept a job that has no relation to tourism in an effort to pay my bills, and then will find something more suitable to my training. I have come to the conclusion that I need to wait out the system and hope something more tourism related comes my way.