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Making Magic and Memories on a Disney College Program

January 23, 2023

Today we have exciting news to share – applications for the Disney College Program are now open! What makes this program so unique? Check out the breakdown below. LEARN MORE LIVING Participants live at Flamingo Crossings Village, a state-of-the-art apartment community, featuring resort-style pools, a 12,500-square-foot fitness center, and quiet…

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6 tips for the first week of your Disney Internship

January 17, 2023

Whether this is your first internship or you already have a few on your resume, starting a new position can be overwhelming. In order to help you make the transition from student to Disney Intern, here are the things to prioritize during your first week for a successful internship: 1.…

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Character Performer Auditions return for the Disney College Program

January 9, 2023

Today is a big day, and one that you all have long-awaited – the character performer role for incoming Disney College Program participants is BACK! Character performers bring beloved Disney characters to life throughout Walt Disney World® Resort , and now, once again, Disney College Program participants will be part…

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

January 1, 2023

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 some answers. Disney College Program recruiters will be hosting “Get to Know the Disney College Program” virtual information sessions where these experts will go over the…

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Participant Spotlight: Culinary participants deck the halls of the Grand Floridian Gingerbread House

December 19, 2022

‘Tis the season for presents, caroling and giant gingerbread houses! Two Disney Culinary participants had the sweet opportunity to work on the iconic gingerbread house at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa. Ellis Gardiner and Madelyn Valenzuela first met their freshman year of college, in their very first lab class.…

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Participants share their gratitude for friendship and their Disney College Program experience

November 23, 2022

After applying to and accepting an offer for a Disney Program, there is so much excitement that sets in! What will my role be? What will my roommates be like? What is the first park I’m going visit? But, amidst the excitement, there may also be some fears for the…

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BONUS EPISODE – General Manager, ‘Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser’

November 15, 2022

In this bonus episode, your host Ashley Siegel is joined by two special guests from our Disney Parks, Experiences and Products team, 2022-2023 Walt Disney World Ambassador Raevon Redding and Jerome Smith, General Manager for Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser, a revolutionary new 2-night experience where you are the hero. Raevon takes you on an incredible journey talking with Jerome about his Disney career, highs and lows he has experienced, and some of the things you really want to know about Disney Cast Life.

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Participant spotlight: Joyce, a Disney Culinary Program participant’s wish for a magical program experience

November 11, 2022

We’ve all done it: looked up at the clock and noticed it is 11:11 then said, “11:11 – make a wish!” But have you ever wondered how this came to be? Some believe the number 1111 to be a lucky one, as the number one is repeated four times, but…

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Episode 8: Walt Disney Imagineering – Research & Development and AR/VR Design Engineering

November 1, 2022

From pre-visualizing attractions and shows to researching and developing new experiences that are years away from entering our parks and resorts, we are joined by two Walt Disney Imagineers in this episode. Jonathan Becker, Senior Research & Development Imagineer, and Emily Van Bellegham, AR/VR Design Engineer talk about their current roles, how they got their start with Walt Disney Imagineering, and advice for anyone interested in becoming an Imagineer.

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College Program Alumni Spotlight: Jaonni Riley, College & International Programs Recruitment Coordinator

October 27, 2022

Meet Jaonni, a coordinator supporting Disney College and International Programs Recruitment. A California native, Jaonni’s Disney journey began on a Disney College Program at the Disneyland® Resort in 2020 and later continued with an additional College Program at Walt Disney World® Resort. After her second College Program, Jaonni went on…

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