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Episode 2: The Walt Disney Studios – Global Marketing and Virtual Production

September 20, 2022

Walt Disney Studios is the core of where The Walt Disney Company started nearly 100 years ago. Today it brings quality movies, episodic storytelling, music, and stage plays to consumers throughout the world. This week both our guests hail from our Disney Studios content team, Nicole Roberts, Senior Manager of Global Marketing, and Ian Milham, Virtual Production Supervisor at Industrial Light & Magic (ILM). Our guests take us behind the scenes of their roles, by sharing all the moving parts that go into creating global marketing campaigns, the virtual production process used on The Mandalorian, and how technology is creating new and exciting roles within Studios.

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Episode 1: Technology at Disney – Emerging Technology and Machine Learning Engineering

September 13, 2022

Innovation is the foundation of what our Disney technologists do. Our technologists are constantly elevating, evolving, and pioneering the future of our streaming platforms, content, and more to always be one step ahead when creating the latest in immersive entertainment experiences. We are joined by two technologists this week, Rekha Bachwani, Director of Machine Learning Engineering with Disney Streaming, and Scott Ray, Director of Technology for Emerging Tech within Disney Parks, Experiences & Products – Technology & Digital. Rekha and Scott give an inside look at some of the projects they’re currently working on with our streaming platforms and our parks and resorts, discuss the culture of their teams, and share advice for anyone interested in a career with technology at Disney!

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Professional Intern Spotlight: Two friends, two coasts: Former classmates follow their dreams

August 11, 2022

Mikhaila Estwick and Maureen Zeufack met their freshman year of high school and became friends during biology class. Today, the high school friends are both pursuing their dreams with The Walt Disney Company – on opposite coasts. Maureen was researching diverse programs for media students when she discovered the Disney…

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Disney College Program participants to join the Minnie Van team

August 8, 2022

If you’ve been to Walt Disney World® Resort lately, you may already know that Minnie Vans have returned to our roadways! If you’re not familiar with the Minnie Van service, it is a private car service that will whisk you away from place to place around Walt Disney World property…

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Curious about the Disney College Program? Attend an information session!

July 28, 2022

Are you interested in the Disney College Program but have a few questions before applying? We get it! And we’d like to give you answers. Disney College Program recruiters will be hosting “Get to Know the Disney College Program” virtual information sessions where you will be able to get answers…

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Professional Intern Spotlight: April Breedlove, Software Engineering Professional Intern

July 26, 2022

From Disney Dreamer to Disney Professional Intern, April is living her dream come true! As a software engineering Professional Intern, April gets to join her passions for Disney and computer science to help enhance guests’ experience at Walt Disney World® Resort. April says, “It’s been really cool to see my…

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Disney Programs Participants receive their Mouseters for the first time in three years!

July 5, 2022

For the first time in nearly three years, Disney Programs participants had the opportunity to take part in an instructor-led course during their Program. These 5-week learning offerings give participants the opportunity to explore unique topics that are valuable to The Walt Disney Company. In May, participants attended the first…

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Culinary Program Alumni Spotlight: Alberto Womack, Duty Manager, Typhoon Lagoon Water Park

June 23, 2022

Meet Alberto, an alumni of the Disney Culinary Program who has surfed some awesome waves in his career at Walt Disney World® Resort! In his six years with Disney, Alberto has impacted parks, resorts, and now water parks by always keeping his cast and guest experience top of mind. This…

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Participant spotlight: Making waves with chalk art at Typhoon Lagoon

June 9, 2022

At Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park, one College Program participant has been using his background in illustration to create a very special sort of magic.   As a custodial cast member, Chris has been able to create breathtaking chalk art on the sidewalks of Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park. Chris…

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Professional Intern Spotlight: Disney General Entertainment Interns

June 3, 2022

Through Disney General Entertainment we have the privilege of enjoying beloved brands such as Freeform, Hulu, FX, and National Geographic. From animation to diversity and inclusion, professional interns are assisting with driving their teams forward and bringing us new content. Disney General Entertainment proudly spotlighted some of its great interns…

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