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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Episode 6: Disney Programs – Disney College Program and Disney Internships

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Discover a unique living and working environment with participants from all over the world. The Disney College Program and Disney Internships can be the start of your career with The Walt Disney Company. Hear from two Disney College Program alumni, including a current Disney Intern, Karla Quintanilla, Undergraduate Associate for Disney Programs, and Kevin Boutte, Walt Disney Imagineering Inclusive Strategy Development about their experiences, their roles with the Company today, and how you can get started in one of these programs.

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HBCU Spotlight: James Smartt Jr., Content Production Undergraduate Associate

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Meet James, a graduate of Morehouse College working as a Digital Content Production Intern with Disney’s Global Talent Acquisition Marketing. In this role, James supports the creation of content and visual aids attracting candidates to open roles across The Walt Disney Company. In addition to his internship responsibilities, James is excited to make a positive impact on those around him and give back to current HBCU students. Learn more about James and his contributions to Disney on the Yard and The Walt Disney Company.

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