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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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A super surprise: #DisneyInterns featured on a Times Square super sign!

July 2, 2021

On June 30, Disney UNCF Corporate Scholars and summer Professional Interns received a BIG surprise – they were given a great, warm welcome to the company with a feature on a super sign in Times Square! We couldn’t do what we do without our interns, and we were so excited…

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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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Welcome summer 2021 Disney Professional Interns!

June 16, 2021

A Disney Professional Internship looks a bit different this year: working from home means virtual meetings, no morning commute, and probably wearing sweatpants. Nonetheless, a Disney Professional Internship is still an amazing opportunity for many students to begin their careers at a company they already have a passion for. Recently,…

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#BeyondDisney: Former cultural representative launches environmental initiative in Tanzania

May 24, 2021

One of the most amazing parts of a Disney Program is the ability for participants to share their heritage, culture and customs with people from across the globe. But the most magical part of it is when our participants are inspired to make a difference with the knowledge gained from…

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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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A collage of participant photos from their Disney Program

Share your Disney Programs story with us!

May 17, 2021

At Disney, we’re all storytellers, and we know our Disney Programs participants have some great ones to tell! We’re looking for stories from all our Disney Program participants and interns: College Program, International Program, Culinary Program or Professional Internship. From extra magical moments in your role to taking what you…

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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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A night to remember: Fall 2019 Night of Stars Talent Competition

November 21, 2019

On Nov. 13, 2019, East Coast Disney Programs participants hit the red carpet for one of the most exciting events of the season – the Night of Stars Talent Competition! This night to remember featured 20 acts performing on the world-renowned House of Blues stage at Disney Springs. A wide…

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Why I am thankful for the Disney College Program

November 20, 2019

There are a great number of reasons to be thankful for the Disney College Program. I know many people can attest to how the program has changed their lives, myself included! Here’s a few of the reasons why I’m thankful for the Disney College Program.  I am thankful for the…

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Ways to get to know your Disney College Program roommates

October 23, 2019

“If you walk the footsteps of a stranger, you’ll learn things you never knew.” – Pocahontas   Moving away from home can be both exciting and intimidating at the same time. Moving in with one to seven other people is definitely something that takes work and active communication in order for…

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Be bold, be brave, be you: The Walt Disney Company celebrates Pride

June 27, 2019

The Walt Disney Company takes pride in its diverse cast members and its longstanding commitment to equality and respect for those in the LGBTQ+ community. This year, cast have celebrated Pride with a number of exciting happenings all across the world and throughout the company’s many segments.  New merchandise hit…

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5 tips for doing the Disney College Program

April 16, 2019

Beginning my Disney College Program in January, I had no idea what to expect. I had a small glimpse from my sister who had completed a program back in 2017 but did not know where my journey would take me. Now being over half way through my journey, I have…

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Living on your own during your Disney Program

March 28, 2019

From spring to summer of 2017, I was in your shoes. I worked in quick-service food and beverage at Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Café at Magic Kingdom Park. During my program, I met lifelong friends as well as my wonderful partner, while experiencing the fast-paced environment that comes…

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A self-care Valentine’s Day

February 14, 2019

Valentine’s Day is here and love is in the air! While the focus is usually on #couplegoals and date night ideas, you should also take this opportunity to treat yourself as well! For many spring arrivals, the first month or two can bring new challenges in work and housing. Use…

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Staying healthy on your Disney Program 

January 23, 2019

You’ve moved in, completed Disney Traditions and started training at your new work location. It’s official, you’re a cast member at Walt Disney World® Resort!  It’s a new environment with new challenges, but that’s part of the charm. Between working at the most magical place on earth, networking, meeting new…

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What program participants are thankful for this year!

November 15, 2018

The holiday season is in full swing at Walt Disney World® Resort, and it’s a time of joy and high spirits. With American Thanksgiving around the corner, we wanted to showcase what exactly our participants were thankful for! From having the opportunity to make magic for families, to the many…

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‘Winnie the Pooh’ quotes to guide you on your program

August 8, 2018

The Walt Disney Company has a knack for bringing characters to life that teach us lasting lessons. Whether it’s on paper, film or in person at one of our parks and resorts, these characters have a way of speaking to us all. Most recently, Walt Disney Studios has brought “Winnie…

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