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The Walt Disney Company

Disney College Program

February - August 2019 • Lake Buena Vista, FL

What I liked

The cast was wonderful and working with different guests and different situations allowed me to expand my customer service skills. I made life-long friends while being able to explore the most magical place on earth for free, all day, everyday! Work didn't feel like a chore, and it was by far, the most amazing and eye-opening experience of my life.

What I wish was different

Leading up to the internship, I had very little information about what I was going to be doing, where I was going to live, and general details about the job I would have. I wish I could have known a bit more because I was getting anxious waiting for information!

Advice

You get what you put into this internship. Everyone is friendly so just go into it with an open mind and always say yes to hanging out with new people. It's great.
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Disney college program

May - July 2019 • Orlando, FL

What I liked

I loved getting to work and make connections with people who worked for Disney full time and getting to do into Walt Disney world parks every day!

What I wish was different

I wish I would have worked harder making connections with different people.

Advice

Make memories and definitely make connections because it could land you a job after graduation!
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Disney College Program Intern

January - May 2019 • Orlando, FL

What I liked

I got to network with higher ups within the company and learn a good work ethic

What I wish was different

I wish I could have been reimbursed for meals

Advice

Be careful which roles you preference when applying
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Parade Performer

January 2019 • Anaheim, CA

What I liked

Performing everyday

What I wish was different

The weather

Advice

Have a positive attitude
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Merchandise

May - July 2019 • Orlando, FL

What I liked

I loved the connections I was able to make with people from different cultural and backgrounds.

What I wish was different

Advice

I would tell anybody that does then Disney College Program to go in with an open mind and do everything. Meet new people and make new friends. Explore living in Florida.
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Software Engineering Intern

June - August 2019 • Seattle, WA

What I liked

interesting work!

What I wish was different

return offers were tricky at first

Advice

talk to recruiters about full time options
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Disney College Program Participant

January - August 2019 • Orlando, FL

What I liked

I met a very large diversity of people from all over the world. I loved meeting and learning about these people and being able to create incredible experiences for them and their families. I also loved the number of genuine connections I was able to make with so many friends also in the program and in the company.

What I wish was different

I would have liked to have had more opportunities to learn about the company and about my areas of interest. The classes offered were often focused toward marketing and event planning and very few classes were offered on environmental and scientific aspects despite Disney being very involved in those fields.

Advice

This was the most growing experience of my life and it was incredible even on hard days. There were a lot of hard days but with a positive attitude, those days have become very fond memories. My advice would be to take each day of the program as a new day and put your best self forward. Try to enjoy the little things. It makes the experience just that much better. Bottom line: appreciate your time and stay positive.
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Disney College Program Participant

January - August 2019 • Orlando, FL

What I liked

The opportunity to work for such a large company who is world renowned and creates unique experiences for people of all ages.

What I wish was different

I wish networking opportunities had been greater and more easily available.

Advice

If you are a hard worker, and enjoy creating positive experiences for others, this would be a great fit for you. The opportunities are endless with The Walt Disney Company.
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Cast Member

January - August 2019 • Anaheim, CA

What I liked

I loved everything, the people, the atmosphere, our managers, our program directors it was all a wonderful experience

What I wish was different

I wish there were more opportunities for behind the scenes events, they didn’t make it feasible for people to go.

Advice

Have the absolute best time of your life. The Disney College Program was the best 7 months of my life so really enjoy it.
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Disney Cast Member

June 2019 • Orlando, FL

What I liked

It’s a very fun and amazing experience. I love how the idea of the company is just to make people happy.

What I wish was different

I am still working here and everything is great.

Advice

Always drink water.
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Sales associates

October 2018 • Tucson, AZ

What I liked

Engaging with guests and making sure they receive the most magical experience.

What I wish was different

Advice

Watch and learn.
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Character Performer

February - August 2019 • Kissimmee, FL

What I liked

The enviroment and people I worked with, staff leadership

What I wish was different

If it Was little less strict for college program students.

Advice

Take every opportunity you see to connect and have a smile on your face and work hard every day! It may be hard sometimes because the DCP works you a lot but it will be worth it. There is nothing like having the chance to make magic for 100s of people at the most magical place on earth every day.
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Ride Service Associate

May - July 2019 • Orlando, FL

What I liked

I loved the freedom of my role and being able to interact with people on the daily.

What I wish was different

Advice

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College Program Intern

January - August 2019 • Orlando, FL

What I liked

Good company to have on your resume, provides housing, fun work environment

What I wish was different

Very busy hours, lack of feedback

Advice

Take advantage of all the perks of this job and don’t be afraid to talk to your leadership about opportunities to grow with the company.
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Restaurant Employee

February - August 2019 • Sherman Oaks, CA

What I liked

I loved the environment and the guests.

What I wish was different

I wish I could have stayed there longer.

Advice

I would say to always go out of your comfort zone and try new things.
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Operations/attractions

January - August 2019 • Kissimmee, FL

What I liked

I have always wanted to work for the Walt Disney Company. I loved working for them. The leadership was wonderful and they really set you up for success. It is an internship that is both fun and extremely educational. I was able to work on my customer service and problem solving skills every single day. I met thousands of remarkable people from all around the world on a daily basis and I don’t think I could have chosen a better internship

What I wish was different

I wish that I had been placed in a different role. I wasn’t a huge fan of my attraction and the part of the job that was less customer service more operations.

Advice

Do it! No matter what role you receive you will love your experience. Every role at Disney teaches you valuable skills and provides you with experiences that you won’t get anywhere else. Even if your assigned role doesn’t “seem” like it matches with your plan for life, I guarantee there is some aspect that does.
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Merchandise Sales

January - August 2019 • Orlando, FL

What I liked

I liked the diversity and being able to work with people from all over the country/world.

What I wish was different

I wish this was advertised more.

Advice

This was a fantastic experience where I was able to really learn more about myself and grow and an individual.
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Disney College Program Intern

February - August 2019 • Orlando, FL

What I liked

I loved working at Disney World because you meet guests from all over the world! It was an amazing experience that I’ll never forget!

What I wish was different

I wish I could have stayed longer and spent more time in the parks on my days off!

Advice

I would say to not be afraid to take risks. I was extremely scared to move to Florida and be away from my family but I learned so much from it and it became the best 6 months of my life. Be afraid of something and do it anyway!
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Bus Greeter

January - May 2019 • Lake Buena Vista, FL

What I liked

The company was a community that treated its cast and guests so well. The company has standards and values that are consistently implemented in every corner of the company. Your leaders, managers, and coordinators just want the best for you, and are so happy to help in any way you need.

What I wish was different

Honestly, nothing. The Walt Disney Company was professional, exciting, and just fun to work for.

Advice

If you want to move up/around the company - tell your leaders! They want the absolute best for you and are so willing to help you get there. Tell them about your goals and they will show you the ways to achieve them.
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Merchandise Intern

August - December 2018 • Orlando, FL

What I liked

I liked working in such a diverse environment. You had the opportunity for new guest experiences everyday! I made friendships that’ll last a lifetime with my coworkers. The skills you gain during this internship will guide you through all your future endeavors successfully

What I wish was different

I wish I had set hours. Your hours change everyday, every week. It made it different to stay on a schedule outside of work.

Advice

Don’t take this opportunity for granted! Get close with all your coworkers! Take advantage of free admission to the parks and all your discounts you get.
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