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 a little Disney magic to…

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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 last year the Disney Alumni…

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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. Before doing so, she earned…

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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 cases, our former programs participants…

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“A wilderness explorer is a friend to all, be it plants or fish or tiny mole.”  Nick, a conservation education presenter professional intern at Walt Disney WorldⓇ Resort, takes the wilderness explorer pledge from Pixar’s ‘Up’ to heart. Every day, he teaches guests of all ages about the animals and ecosystems at Disney’s Animal Kingdom…

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For art and design intern Ellie, meeting Mickey Mouse at Epcot Character Spot was an unforgettably magical moment – not only because he’s the mouse who started it all, but because Ellie herself created his photo backdrop!    It is the accomplishment Ellie is most proud of on her internship so far. “I never expected that…

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For Disney professional intern Paola, it all started with Olivia Pope.  Watching the Shonda Rhimes series Scandal as a young adult, Paola found herself drawn to the ABC network, both by innovative storytelling and boundary-pushing company values. “More importantly than anything else,” she says, “I love how inclusive their casting is. That’s what really led…

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