A Universal Orlando Success Story
Mary Sunshine - Assistant Director, Attractions Operations
Mary started her career at Universal Orlando as a high school student working part-time as an Attractions Attendant. Her demonstrated leadership skills helped her work her way up to Team Lead, then Supervisor and eventually, Assistant Manager. Throughout her career path, Mary was empowered to take on new challenges and experienced the value in building relationships, which allowed her career path to branch out to other areas including a Stage Manager opportunity in Entertainment and an Event Manager role in Marketing & Sales before returning to Attractions Operations where she is now an Assistant Director.
Best Career Decisions
Mary worked for leaders who encouraged her to take risks, learn on her own and go to the front line for feedback on the operation. Mary believes that the opportunities she was given to move laterally across a variety of departments has contributed to her success in the organization and made her a better leader.
“Being receptive to feedback, focusing on one’s current role and keeping leaders informed of work progress are keys to advancement. Let your work speak for itself.”