By: Katie Kilbane
Internships are the best way to curb that adventurous appetite. The classroom can seem duel at certain times during a college career and nearly all places of employment want people to have real world experience. So why not pack your bags and head to the happiest place on earth.
The Walt Disney World Company started the Disney College Program in 1981 and had only 200 students that participated. Now, the program hosts nearly 8,000 students every year for universities all over the nation, they even host international students from around the globe.
Being a ‘DCP’ is an incredible experience. I went for my program during the 2014 fall semester. This particular internship is considered a Co-op at NMSU and I was able to continue on with you studies after it was completed. I lived only miles away from Disney Springs and visited the Disney Parks over 30 times in a four month period. The perks were incredible, ranging from free park access, holiday discounts on merchandise and food, discounts on resort stay and a weekly paycheck.
I worked at a resort in a recreation role and my fellow cast members made my experience all the better. The training for my role was in-depth and being able to make guests have a magical experience on their vacations is heartwarming.
If you’re wanting to have a fun, yet educational internship to include on your resume check out the Disney College Program. Information on the program can be found online at http://cp.disneycareers.com/en/default/. Live in a new city, learn from passionate cast members and earn not only a paycheck, but valuable work experience.