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Disney Culinary Program Spotlight: Sarah, Guest Experience Manager – Food & Beverage

June 7, 2017

Ever thought about a career in the kitchen? The Disney Culinary Program might be for you! To give you a taste of what working in a Disney kitchen is like, I spoke with Sarah who completed the Disney Culinary Program in 2010 as a sophomore studying at Johnson and Wales…

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Program Perspectives: Kent Phillips’ Disney journey

May 24, 2017

Every story has a beginning and Kent Phillips’ first chapter reads like a fairytale! From joining the opening day team at Magic Kingdom Park as a Jungle Cruise Skipper to helping cultivate the Disney College and International Programs, Kent has experienced the expansion of the company first-hand. His leadership and…

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Disney Professional Intern Spotlight: Diego, Horticulture

May 15, 2017

Meet one of the faces behind the beautiful topiaries at the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival. Diego attended the University of Alabama as a Biology major and dreamed of an internship with Walt Disney ParksandResorts. Spoiler alert: his dreams came true with a horticulture internship at Walt Disney World…

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A mom who completed the first College Program watches her daughter flourish on the program today

May 4, 2017

Elizabeth has a unique connection to the Disney College Program: Her mother, Stella, completed the first College Program offered. In 1981, Stella was a student at North Carolina State University, majoring in recreation resource administration. Disney recruiters came to her campus for a presentation. Soon after, Stella spent the summer…

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Building a stronger résumé – get involved!

April 25, 2017

Students often ask how they can best build experience that adds to their résumé value. One rewarding and potentially long-lasting option is to take part in your school’s various associations, clubs or in a national organization. Here are a few tips on “how-to” become involved! Where passion meets opportunity During…

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Spotlight on Night of Stars – Spring 2017

April 24, 2017

On April 5, participants flocked to House of Blues Orlando at Disney Springs to watch their peers take the stage at our bi-annual talent competition, Night of Stars! With twenty-two performances, the audience was treated to a vast array of talent. Baton twirling, tap dancing, hula-hooping, ukulele, guitar and vocal…

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Come along and witness the magic of the movies come to life

April 24, 2017

It’s already the halfway point of our Spring Program at the Disneyland Resort and it won’t be long before we’re welcoming many of you in the fall. But before we do, we wanted to give you a sneak peek at one extraordinary event that makes our Disneyland College Program an…

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Leadership Lessons: Mike Soltys, Vice President, Communications, ESPN

April 17, 2017

‘Leadership Lessons’ is a series of interviews with Disney executives who started their career with the company as a participant on the Disney College Program or as a Disney Professional Intern . What was your first role? How did you start your ESPN career? A chance meeting at the University…

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At the heart of DisneyTECH: Sam, Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media

April 13, 2017

So many of our most cherished Disney experiences have been brought to life through the power of technology. Behind our favorite films, products, games and park attractions are dedicated programmers, visual effects artists and industrial engineers. It was this behind-the-scenes, technical creativity that first fascinated Sam and brought her to…

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What happens if…you don’t get the Disney Professional Internship?

April 4, 2017

I had just graduated college and was moving back to Florida to begin my second Disney College Program in food and beverage. During my first program, I didn’t know what to expect. As a sophomore in college, I had wanted to get a taste for what it was like to…

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