Melissa Henke-Lambert (2009)
My name is Melissa Henke-Lambert and I worked as a summer student at the Millet and District Museum for the summer of 2009. I worked at the Reynolds Alberta Museum for a few summers and wanted a change. I applied to the Millet and District Museum and received the job.
During the course of that summer, I had the opportunity to use and refine my skills in education, organization, and customer service. I enjoyed putting these skills to work. My favorite memories from that summer were getting together with my fellow Summer Student Employees after work for dinner or just going for slushies down the street.
After leaving the Millet and District Museum, I went back to Concordia University of Edmonton to finish my Bachelor of Education (After Degree). Currently, I am a substitute teacher working in five different school divisions around Wetaskiwin, where I currently live. Today, I still enjoy going to various museums, and when looking at exhibits, I know the hard work, research, and creativity that went into that exhibit. I still volunteer at the Reynolds Alberta Museum at their special events and will continue to do so.
My advice for future summer students: No matter if you have a good or bad experience in your summer job, there is always something to learn from it and grow.