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8 tips on how to be a good roommate

February 26, 2020

Now that you’re all settled into your new home and work location, it’s a good time to reflect on how you can be the best roommate possible. Whether it’s your first or fifth time living with roommates, it’s important to remember some tips to create the best living situation for…

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Advice for new arrivals as I reflect on my program 15 years later: Part two

February 20, 2020

If you want to see my first blog of this two-part series, please feel free to check it out here. And now, to conclude my next two bits of knowledge!  Play in the parks, explore the resorts Before my Disney College Program, I had only ever visited a Disney resort twice in…

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Professional Internship Spotlight: Meet your Disney Service Center Interns!

February 19, 2020

For many Disney Programs participants the Disney Service Center is known as the place where one can receive their packages, grab a cookie and have questions answered. For six professional interns, the Disney Service Center is their next step with The Walt Disney Company. Meet Brittany, Julia, Kristen, Leslie, Madison…

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Advice for new arrivals as I reflect on my program 15 years Later: Part one

February 6, 2020

The year 2020 seems to have somehow snuck up on me.  This means it has now been FIFTEEN years since my own Disney College Program back in 2005.  I am not sure where the time went, but I wanted to offer some advice to all the new participants getting ready…

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How to maximize your experience during your Disney Program

February 5, 2020

You’ve made it! After going through the application process and waiting for your arrival day, you are finally in Orlando. Now, it’s time to make the most out of your Disney Program.  Although your program seems to be long at first, the time can fly really quickly. It’s easy to…

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Programs Champions: Who are they?

January 30, 2020

As a Programs participant, you have lots of people there by your side – and one great resource is your area’s Programs Champion! Programs Champions are leaders in the work location who have volunteered to take on an extra layer of responsibility – focusing on all things Disney Programs. This…

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Professional Intern spotlight: Ashley, guest engagement and digital content development

January 30, 2020

For former Disney Professional Intern Ashley, every day of her program with Disney’s Animals, Science and Environment Team was a menagerie of fun!    Ashley had always been passionate about animals and conservation. After working in entertainment on the Disney College Program, she was determined to pursue a career with the company.…

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How the Disney College Program helped me prepare for a Disney Professional Internship after graduation

January 21, 2020

Jambo, everyone! My name is Braeden, and I am a former Disney College Program participant who landed a role as a talent acquisition marketing professional intern after my program. I can attest to the fact that a few months on a program can turn into a much greater adventure than expected.…

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Former Cultural Representative at Epcot now VP of Disneyland Paris

December 27, 2019

Every year, we have hundreds of participants on our Disney International Programs at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida. When they return to their home countries with “Disney” on their resumes, they typically go on to have successful careers in hospitality, business or public service. And in some…

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Disneyland Business Leader Rotation Program spotlight: Ben and Shorya

December 19, 2019

Recent graduates Ben and Shorya don’t just have one role at the DisneylandⓇ Resort; they get to experience four analyst roles each!   As participants of the Disneyland Business Leader Rotation Program, Ben and Shorya have the incredibly unique opportunity to work hands-on with a variety of different business areas and…

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#BeyondDisney: College Program alumni brings magic to the classroom

July 23, 2021

If Krissy, Disney College Program alumni and current fifth-grade teacher in Colorado, had to compare her teaching style to a Disney character, it would be her favorite, Judy Hopps. Just like Judy, Krissy is optimistic, determined and promotes equality in every way she can. Not to mention that she brings…

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Bringing Disney Programs history to life with new Alumni wall!

June 25, 2021

Anyone who has worked in our parks and resorts, especially our merchandise cast members, know that souvenirs and keepsakes aren’t just items we take home with us but tangible memories that serve as reminders of special times and bring to life stories of magical moments. With this in mind, early…

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Ready to begin: First Disney College Program arrivals at Flamingo Crossings Village

June 18, 2021

For the first time in over a year, on June 15, we welcomed several hundred new and returning participants to their Disney College Program! They are the first program participants to move into our new housing complex, Flaming Crossings Village, and a great, warm welcome was awaiting them. Participants arrived…

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Disney College Program applications now open!

May 19, 2021

We are excited to announce that Disney College Program applications open today – apply now! This summer, alongside 2020 participants who were given the opportunity to apply early, we are thrilled to welcome new participants to a Disney College Program at Walt Disney World® Resort in Florida. Over the past…

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Overhead view of the atrium at the Education Center at Flamingo Crossings Village

Welcome home: Introducing Flamingo Crossings Village!

May 10, 2021

For forty years, the Disney College Program has not only been a great work experience but a home-away-from-home for hundreds of thousands of participants. The program has experienced many changes over the years, but this may be the most exciting one yet! ✨ This summer, we are excited to share…

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Everything you need to know about the return of the Disney College Program

May 5, 2021

We are so excited to welcome participants of a 2020 Disney College Program back this June! An email was sent just a few days ago to those whose programs were shortened or canceled last year, and we can’t wait to see them return. For those of you not a part…

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The Disney College Program is coming back!

May 3, 2021

We are absolutely thrilled to share exciting news about the return of the Disney College Program at Walt Disney World® Resort this June!  Along with much of the world, we’re encouraged by the progress made possible by rising vaccination rates and recently revised guidance around health and safety measures. And while we’re…

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We salute our Disneyland cast members!

March 13, 2020

The Disney College Program in Florida has thousands of participants, whereas there are only a few hundred participants on the Disney College Program in California. That’s because the Walt Disney World Resort, located just outside Orlando, Florida, is much bigger than the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California. Nonetheless, our Disney…

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Dressing for the weather on your Disney program

March 11, 2020

Vincente, a Cultural Representative from Mexico, understands the value of wearing sunglasses to protect his eyes. There’s a saying that the weather in March “comes in like a lion” but “goes out like a lamb.” That’s a good generalization of weather in the northern hemisphere. But what does that mean…

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8 tips on how to be a good roommate

February 26, 2020

Now that you’re all settled into your new home and work location, it’s a good time to reflect on how you can be the best roommate possible. Whether it’s your first or fifth time living with roommates, it’s important to remember some tips to create the best living situation for…

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