Disney College Program Miniseries: Season 3 Episode 2 – How to Make the Most of Your Disney College Program


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Our participants know that the opportunities are endless on the Disney College Program! Just ask our guests, Kendall and Andre.  
Welcome to season three of our miniseries, where we’ll discuss all things about life on the Disney College Program! For more than 40 years, this unique internship experience has brought magic makers to Walt Disney World® Resort from across the country and many participants go on to have lasting careers with The Walt Disney Company. 

Kendall is a recent graduate from Winthrop University and a merchandise hostess at Disney’s Polynesian Resort, where she recently became a trainer. Andre is a recent graduate from Five Towns College and a park greeter at Magic Kingdom. Andre has dreamed of working for Disney since he was a kid. Meanwhile, Kendall applied for the Program on a whim. Now they’re both planning to stay in Florida to continue their careers with Disney! Learn about how they are making the most of their Disney College Program, what it’s been like moving away from home, what they love about living in Florida and more. 


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Kendall Dryman

Kendall is from Columbia, South Carolina, and graduated from Winthrop University with a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science. She recently discovered the Disney College program through social media and watching YouTube videos preparing for her Disney family trip! Once she graduated college, her plans shifted, and she wasn’t set on what she wanted to do as a career, so she felt that doing the college program would provide some guidance and answers, which it has! Kendall just extended her program so that she will be here for an entire year but hopes to go full-time at Walt Disney World Resort afterward to continue learning more about the company and everything it offers, including the Disney Aspire program. 

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André Jackson

André is from Medford, NY, and a recent graduate of Five Towns College, where he obtained a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Film and Video. Having dreamed of working for Disney since he was a child, André applied to the Disney College Program for the fall after his graduation. During his program as a Park Greeter, André planned to network with his peers and leaders, continuing to make steps within his Disney career. After his program, André aspires to continue his Disney journey in a part or full-time role at Walt Disney World Resort.