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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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Top 10 moments in Disney College Program history

July 25, 2018

The Disney College Program gives students the chance to live, learn and earn at Walt Disney World® Resort or Disneyland® Resort.  It is a paid internship for a world-renowned company that will not only stand out on their résumé but allow them the unique opportunity to network and learn from…

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Advice from current participants for an extra magical program

June 21, 2018

For many of you, this is your first time on the program. After being accepted you’re bound to have some questions! We spoke to some current participants for some tips and advice. What better way to prepare than to hear it from those who are currently experiencing it? Whether you’re…

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Advice from Disney leaders for your program and beyond!

April 17, 2018

For many participants, their College, International or Culinary Program is the beginning of a lifelong career with The Walt Disney Company! This is often an exhilarating time where the future seems filled with endless possibilities. However, we understand that with this overwhelming optimism comes questions of how to navigate the…

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Making memories: Out-of-the-box ways to remember your Disney Program

April 10, 2018

Your Disney Program is a moment in time you’re going to want to remember. When I started my first Disney Program, I went crazy trying to collect everything: pins, hats, t-shirts, plush – it became so overwhelming! After my program, I realized that my memories extended well beyond my hoards…

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A whole new world (of Disney): A Disney Internships & Programs love story

February 13, 2018

What better way to get ready for Valentine’s Day than with a love story? How about a Disney Programs love story? Libby and Stephen are Disney College Program alumni whose Disney College Program experience went beyond living, learning and earning—they found true love! In fall 2010, Libby drove across the…

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Alumni spotlight: From program participant to published author

January 4, 2018

A passion is ignited Christopher Tremblay has his parents to thank for his love of Disney. Growing up he was surrounded with Walt Disney books, toys, games, and was lucky enough to make his first pilgrimage to Walt Disney World® Resort on Christmas day in 1977 when he was only…

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7 things no one will tell you to bring for your Disney Program

December 14, 2017

Packing. Just the thought is cringe-worthy. What do you need to bring? Do you have all your necessities? Packing can be overwhelming! Thankfully, there are plenty of people who have been in your shoes and provided Disney College Program packing lists online. Here are some additional items no one tells…

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Program alumni embrace the changes at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

November 27, 2017

Disney’s Hollywood Studios is undergoing many exciting changes! Two current Cast Members from Hollywood Studios sat down with me to talk about this very special park at Walt Disney World® Resort. Meet Sarah Sarah Monnier earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism and history with a specialization in design from Indiana…

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Motivating magic: How to remain inspired during your program

November 20, 2017

Let’s paint a picture: The sky is dreary, you didn’t get a solid amount of sleep, you’re a little homesick, and you have a long workday ahead of you. You’d rather take the day off, but magic calls! It’s one of those off-days that everyone has every once in a…

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Meet Tom Kovacs, a Proprietor for the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival

October 19, 2017

Tom Kovacs turned his Disney College Program experience into an exciting career! Back in 1996, Tom began working at Walt Disney World Resort on the Disney College Program. During the summer after his freshman year of college, he served as a Main Entrance Park Greeter at Epcot. When Tom was…

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