Episode 3: Finding Mentors and Magic on a Disney College Program

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No matter where you start, there's a place for you within The Walt Disney Company! That's what both of our guests in this episode discovered through their Disney College Program experiences.

First meet Emma, a current participant working in Merchandise at Dinoland U.S.A. within Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park! Then hear from Jose, an alum of the program and current Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Manager.


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Emma Getsinger

A native of Topeka, Kansas, Emma is a current Disney College Program participant working in Merchandise at DinoLand U.S.A. within Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park. During her program, Emma has enjoyed participating in learning experiences such as Leadership 101. After her program, Emma hopes to one day work in a corporate role with The Walt Disney Company. 

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Jose Corpus

Hailing from Virginia Beach, Virginia, Jose never saw himself working at Disney until an experience in a finance internship made him realize it wasn’t the path for him. Taking a break from it all with a trip to Walt Disney World® Resort, he met a cast member on their Disney College Program, and the rest is history. During his program, Jose worked in Merchandise at the Emporium on Main Street, U.S.A., in Magic Kingdom Park, then extended into Attractions at Splash Mountain. While in that role, his leaders saw great potential in him, and with their support and a mentor he met through the program’s learning offerings, he worked his way to various leadership roles within the parks and finally into the role he has today as a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Manager.


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