Disney Employees Inspire Careers in the Screen Industry at Pinewood Studios’ Futures Festival

Disney Employees Inspire Careers in the Screen Industry at Pinewood Studios’ Futures Festival

Last month, the UK Talent and Crew Experience team participated in Pinewood Studios’ Futures Festival 2022 — the biggest free UK careers event for 14 to 22-year-olds looking to start a career in the Film and TV industry. During the two-day event, more than 4,000 participants met with employers and industry professionals, took part in workshops, and attended panels that aimed to inspire and encourage careers in the screen industry.

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Camaraderie and Collaboration in Industrial Engineering: Meet Sidh

Sidh in front of Cinderella Caste, Text: Disney Parks, Experience and Products Sidharth Parwani Associate Industrial Engineer

Behind the magic of every Disney experience are our Industrial Engineers, who utilize strategic thinking, collaboration, and innovation to help create life-long memories for guests from all over the world. Meet Sidharth Parwani (Sidh), an Associate Industrial Engineer who helps to generate valuable insights through data analytics and influences data-driven decisions.

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FAST (Future APAC Storytellers) Leadership Program

Headshot of Caroline Bourke, Text: Future APAC Storytellers Leadership Program Spotlight Caroline Bourke APAC Org Talent & Solutions Human Resources

We are pleased to announce that the FAST (Future APAC Storytellers) Leadership Program officially commenced in mid-2022! During this rotational, two-year leadership program, nine participants across APAC will work directly with our top APAC executives and leaders on strategic projects across all areas of our business such as Disney+, Consumer Products, Studio Marketing, and more. Learn more about the exciting opportunity from Caroline Bourke, who is part of the APAC Org Talent & Solutions team in HR and is the co-lead for the FAST Program project team.

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Giving Thanks for Disney Aspire

Text: Disney Aspire Dreams within reach.

Now is the time of year when we think about what we’re thankful for, and that is especially true for our Disney Aspire participants and graduates. Since its debut in 2018, Disney Aspire has enabled thousands of employees and cast members with the opportunity to pursue their dreams by providing 100% tuition paid up front at our network of learning partners and universities. 

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Making the Dreams You Wish Come True

Fran on Main Street USA at Disneyland Resort, Text: Disney CastLife Disney Aspire

Since 1950, Disney’s Cinderella has taught us that if we keep believing, our dreams will come true. And there’s no better testament to a dream-come-true than the story of Fran Melendez, merchandise hostess at Disneyland Resort.

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

Jaonni with Mickey and Minnie Mouse

Meet Jaonni, a coordinator supporting College and International Programs Recruitment. A California native, Jaonni’s Disney journey began on a Disney College Program at Disneyland® Resort and later continued with an additional College Program at Walt Disney World® Resort. After her second College Program, Jaonni went on to do a Disney Internship with the College and Campus Programs Recruitment. We met with Jaonni to learn about her experiences with Disney, special moments from her College Program and internship and some advice she has for current and future Disney Program participants.

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Thank You For Your Service: Military Veterans Make Careers with ESPN

Featured Image for Blog that includes one headshot of Anita Adams and one headshot of Jonathan Williams, both military veterans and ESPN employees.

We understand that it takes dedication, drive and leadership to serve your country, which is why ESPN is excited to once again broadcast the Armed Forces Bowl on Dec. 22, the bowl game that salutes our nation’s military and their families! Every day, ESPN makes a commitment to celebrate and support military veterans and their families. Heroes Work Here at The Walt Disney Company is a company-wide initiative to hire, train and support returning veterans, including on teams at ESPN. We recently spoke with two military veterans creating careers with ESPN about their service and current roles with the company.

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HBCU Week: Aspire to Achieve Your Dreams

Quen Mitchel with the characters Jack and Sally, Text: Disney Aspire Celebrates HBCUs

It’s National HBCU Week – a week designed to celebrate historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) and the advancement of educational equity, excellence, and economic opportunity across the United States. Meet Quen Mitchell, a Disney Vacation Club Membership Advisor and Disney Aspire participant pursuing her B.S. in Information Technology as part of the very first group of students who selected NC A&T State University to put their #DreamsWithinReach. 

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