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The Walt Disney Company

Production Assistant

July - August 2020 • New York City, NY

What I liked

I love the environment and the experience

What I wish was different

no covid hahaha

Advice

be open minded
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Busser

May - August 2019 • Anaheim, CA

What I liked

I loved everything about it. It was a good job. I was placed in a great location. I was also very happy to go to work every day because it was at the Happiest Place on Earth.

What I wish was different

Nothing!

Advice

Always go to work happy- it will help you create the magic everyone loves to experience at Disneyland.
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Cast Member

June - September 2018 • Orlando, FL

What I liked

Making magical moments for guests every day.

What I wish was different

I wish my time with the company was longer.

Advice

If you decide to apply to work for the Walt Disney Company be prepared to smile constantly.
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Imagineering Project Management Intern

January - June 2019 • Orlando, FL

What I liked

The company is fantastic to work for. The people are amazing and you are inspired every single day. The pride everyone has to work at Disney is nearly tangible. It was exciting to get up every day and say, "I'm an Imagineer!"

What I wish was different

The work I did was not as technically challenging as what I've done in other roles. I felt like they didn't give their interns as much responsibility as other positions, BUT I still left with relevant work experience and stronger PM skills.

Advice

Finding an "in" is not easy. So many people apply to these positions that it's important to try and make a connection and not just send an application. I recommend using LinkedIn and connecting with current employees. Ask questions about what they do- People tend to be willing to talk about their jobs and then they may notice you or have a position in mind that you would be great for.
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College Program Intern: Skyliner

February - March 2020 • Orlando, FL

What I liked

Making magic for families is the ultimate way to learn customer service, and the leadership at the company was amazing.

What I wish was different

I wish my internship had not been cut so short by COVID-19

Advice

Try and make connections with fellow Interns before you go so you can have people to share the experience with and support you. Also embrace a positive mindset and be thankful to work for such a reputable company.
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Strategic Sourcing Professional Intern

June 2019 • Anaheim, CA

What I liked

I enjoyed the team I was placed on and the multitude of different opportunities that I was exposed to! I had a chance to work on projects with Food & Beverage, Services, Design & Construction, and Material Repair Operation (MRO).

What I wish was different

I can't ask for anything different, other than I wish that I would have been applicable for the 6 month extension that I was offered.

Advice

For anyone who receives this opportunity, I would suggest that they take advantage of every opportunity that is presented to them as a cast member whether it is for work or for play.
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Disney College Program

January - March 2020 • Lake Buena Vista, FL

What I liked

I absolutely loved every aspect there was to the Disney College Program. My role in the company for this program was a Photopass Photographer. It was definitely the most valuable work experience I have ever had, as I was working for one of the biggest and most applauded companies in the world. The hands on experience in not only photography, but guest service and communication was unreal. Definitely worth every minute of this Internship, and I hope to one day be back working for the Walt Disney Company again in my near future.

What I wish was different

Advice

The Disney College Program is definitely something you have to go into with an open mind. I felt like I was able to reach out of my comfort zone through this Internship and become more comfortable and confident in my abilities.
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Club Concierge

January - August 2019 • Orlando, FL

What I liked

The magic of working for TWDC

What I wish was different

The seminars not offering college credit any longer, still a great experience though!

Advice

Be prepared to work 40+ hours per week, but also prepare for the experience of a lifetime!
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Quick service food & beverage

June 2019 • Orlando, FL

What I liked

I love everything about the Disney College program! I wouldn’t change this opportunity for the world. I love all the experiences I’ve had so far & friends I’ve made from all over the world!

What I wish was different

Advice

Enjoy every second of it!
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Cast Member

May - August 2019 • Kissimmee, FL

What I liked

I loved my fellow cast members and making magic in the happiest place on earth.

What I wish was different

I wish I could have stayed longer.

Advice

Do the internship! Best decision of my life.
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Strategic Meetings & Events Intern

June 2018 - January 2019 • Celebration, FL

What I liked

Given responsibility of many of my own projects and events. Great company that takes care of it's employees.

What I wish was different

Would have preferred a shorter internship.

Advice

Gain a specialty/hard skill that can contribute in ways that the job description might not require. Business analytics was a great skill in my role within a team of purely event professionals.
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Front desk/ club level concierge

May 2019 • Lake Buena Vista, FL

What I liked

What I wish was different

Advice

I did the Disney College Program and it was amazing but it is one of the hardest things I’ve ever done. My best piece of advice would be to learn what you enjoy so you can take care of yourself when life gets busy.
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Cosmetologist

April 2019 • Orlando, FL

What I liked

The job and hours

What I wish was different

Mandatory overtime

Advice

Be willing to learn all you can and be open to doing new things!
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Costume Attendant

August 2018 - January 2019 • Orlando, FL

What I liked

It was incredible! I learned so much about cultures from around the world.

What I wish was different

Advice

Budgeting is so important as it's easy to over spend.
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Guest service cast member

January - July 2019 • Kissimmee, FL

What I liked

Being in Florida working for the Disney company with a great cast

What I wish was different

I would not change one thing about my experience on the program

Advice

Take advantage of every opportunity
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Custodian

May - August 2019 • Orlando, FL

What I liked

The Disney college internship programmed broaden my horizons in life. I was able to meet, and learn about so many different people cultures and languages. The added bonus was being in Disney world everyday. The experience was a lifetime opportunity and if I could do it again I would.

What I wish was different

The one thing I wish was different was I wish I was there longer.

Advice

Take the risk and go for our. Don’t be afraid because it’s not a local internship, have an open mind and live your best life because you do not know when this opportunity will strike again.
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Public relations

August 2017 - January 2018 • Orlando, FL

What I liked

Being able to work in the happiest place on earth making magical moments everyday

What I wish was different

I wish it was longer! And i also wish I was able to work in more roles

Advice

If you don’t have a car plan to take the earlier bus —-they always break down
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Fairygod Mother at Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique

May 2019 • Lake Buena Vista, FL

What I liked

Great experiance and a great job. I loved every bit of it.

What I wish was different

It would have been nice to have my hours and off days a little more consistent.

Advice

If I could redo it I would have lived off disney property from the start. It was nice as a college dorm but for someone who hadn't had to share a room with another student in over 3 years prior, I didnt care for it.
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Customer Service Representative

April - August 2019 • Orlando, FL

What I liked

Company Culture

What I wish was different

Diversity

Advice

Be prepared for angry guests
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Hotel Front Desk Clerk

January - May 2019 • Orlando, FL

What I liked

I loved my hotel and all of my co-workers. Everyone was so helpful and friendly. Our managers were always available when we had any questions. Another huge perk was getting into all the Disney parks for free. It was an incredible experience and I cannot recommend it enough.

What I wish was different

I would not change one thing about my experience, I loved my placement, my co-workers and my roommates. Not everyone has this same experience, however. Your placement can really make or break your experience.

Advice

Definitely make the most of it. Take advantages of the free access to the parks, discounts, and behind the scenes tour experiences.
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