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The Walt Disney Company

Disney college program

July 2020 • Winter Garden, FL

What I liked

The ability to work alongside a group of wonderful mentors and communicating with guests from all over the world.

What I wish was different

I wish I would have had the chance to work in each and every park to learn the different ways each one runs.

Advice

Take every opportunity given to you so you can get the most out of it that you can.
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Graphic Designer

May 2022 • Burbank, CA

What I liked

The animation, the design covers

What I wish was different

nothin much

Advice

I wanna see those posters designs and other graphic designers who made
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Recreation Coordinator

June 2016 • Hilton Head Island, SC

What I liked

Building interactions with guests and co-workers

What I wish was different

Better organization within the recreation department

Advice

Working with Disney has given me extraordinary guest service and communication skills. I recommend trying the college program as well.
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Cast Member

January - March 2020 • Orlando, FL

What I liked

Working with the Disney Company was an incredible experience. I got to work with some of the best leadership and learned so much about customer service.

What I wish was different

I wish the program hadn't been cut short due to the pause the country had during the beginning of COVID 19.

Advice

There are so many opportunities to grow with this company if you play your cards right. Jump at ever opportunity you see.
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Disney College program

February - March 2020 • Lake Buena Vista, FL

What I liked

I loved the family feel of the company. I liked the company housing and transportation. I loved my position.

What I wish was different

That the pandemic hadn’t happened.

Advice

Talk to people. Make friends. These people are great.
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Attractions

August 2021 • Anaheim, CA

What I liked

I love working in the parks!

What I wish was different

I wish I was able to pick the attraction I want to work at

Advice

It’s very hard dealing with guest, but I’d you truly love Disney it’s worth it.
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Consumer Products, Games and Publishing Intern

June - August 2021 • Glendale, CA

What I liked

I loved how welcoming the employees of The Walt Disney Company were to interns. They were sure to let us know that anything we as interns needed, they would help or find someone who could.

What I wish was different

I wish I got to experience the internship in person rather than virtually, although the program was still amazing!

Advice

It is important to practice great time management skills when completing an internship. There are numerous events and networking workshops/opportunities that take place throughout the summer, so when you have a tight deadline you may have to put your foot down and make sure you meet that deadline even if it means missing one of those events.
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Quick Service Food and Beverage

July 2021 • Orlando, FL

What I liked

The pay is high and the people are fun. I also have a lot of flexibility on scheduling.

What I wish was different

I wish that a few select people I work with were better people.

Advice

Don’t apply now if you are a student and have other jobs. There are no more seasonal positions.
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Quick Service Food and Beverage

July 2021 • Orlando, FL

What I liked

The pay is high and the people are fun. I also have a lot of flexibility on scheduling.

What I wish was different

I wish that a few select people I work with were better people.

Advice

Don’t apply now if you are a student and have other jobs. There are no more seasonal positions.
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Human Resources Intern

August 2021 • Santa Monica, CA

What I liked

My team was very supportive and flexible with my school schedule as I worked and went to school full time.

What I wish was different

I wish I could have had more guidance from my coworkers. However, it was their way of allowing me to take initiative and own a project.

Advice

Ask for what you want because that is the only way you will get the most out of your internship.
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College Program

May - August 2018 • Orlando, FL

What I liked

I loved meeting new people and making connections that will come last a lifetime as well as servicing our guests.

What I wish was different

I wish that I had had more professional experience in an office setting.

Advice

I encourage everyone to meet as many people as possible because without making connections it can get lonely. I’ve made friendships for life.
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Vacation Planner

February - March 2020 • Orlando, FL

What I liked

I loved the benefits you get as a Cast Member such as admission to the parks and admission to fun events specifically for Cast Members. It was also super fun meeting so many different people from all over the world from guests to your own co-workers. It also felt like an actual family, one of the most enjoyable jobs that I've held.

What I wish was different

Had the pandemic not happened, I would have stayed longer but Disney World shut down and the program has been suspended until further notice.

Advice

Every Disney College Program is different and what you make of it. There are youtube vlogs and blogs you can read and watch about but don't expect so much because depending on your role it can really change your views, experience, etc. But live it in its moment and do what you want during your program, don't wait.
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College Program Intern

May 2019 - January 2020 • Orlando, FL

What I liked

While working for Walt Disney World Company I got to meet so many new and interesting people from all over the world.

What I wish was different

I worked in Food & Beverage and while it was fun, I wished I had tried for another section of Disney.

Advice

Location at Disney will defined your experience. A good location will have wonderful people and a strong management team.
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guest services

June 2019 • Lake Buena Vista, FL

What I liked

I love the work I do, greeting guests, assisting them in the park with directions, chatting about their experiences and backgrounds, and helping to resolve unsatisfactory situations they’ve experienced.

What I wish was different

I wish the pay was higher and the living the company provides wasn’t taken out of our pay check. For the work we do, we come away with very little in our pockets.

Advice

Plan a very strict budget and stick to it if you care at all about taking away savings!
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Disney College Program

September 2019 - January 2020 • Orlando, FL

What I liked

I liked being able to work in a Fortune 500 company but still felt like I was doing an internship.

What I wish was different

I wish we could have explored other jobs besides the offer we accepted.

Advice

I would say the best way to fully take advantage of this program is to do everything they have to offer as these are once in a lifetime opportunities.
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Attractions Cast Member

November 2019 • Lake Buena Vista, FL

What I liked

I love the people I work with. My co-workers are like family. Also their is something so special about creating magic for others all day.

What I wish was different

Sometimes the customer service element can be very frustrating and draining as well as being outside your entire shift in a Florida summer

Advice

Always have a positive attitude and remember that one bad experience doesn't make your entire day bad.
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Hospitality intern

January - August 2020 • Anaheim, CA

What I liked

The company was extremely well set up with housing, transportation, and classes for additional learning for college students and hosted many "get to know you" events for the college interns.

What I wish was different

I wish the internship was longer, as it was cut short due to the pandemic.

Advice

Everyone who loves Disney and believes in their motto needs to have this experience!
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Food Service Worker

May - August 2019 • Orlando, FL

What I liked

Great management and perks

What I wish was different

More hours would have been nice!

Advice

Keep your head up and work hard. It’s worth it in the end.
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Food and beverage intern

January - March 2020 • Orlando, FL

What I liked

There was so much hands on experience and training that really taught me so much about this industry. You’re held to such a high standard, so you really learn how to work in an environment like this. I loved getting to talk with guests everyday and learn more about them.

What I wish was different

If I ever had an issue or something of that matter, it was extremely hard to get it resolved by management themselves... you had to sometimes go to an outside resource depending on the issue.

Advice

There are times where it can be tough, but don’t let it get to you. Sometimes there are long, draining shifts, but that is part of any job and at the end of the day it taught me so much and I’m so grateful for the experience.
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Concierge

January - August 2020 • Orlando, FL

What I liked

I loved interacting with guests and problem solving!

What I wish was different

I wish we got to shadow the managers, proprietor and GM.

Advice

Be patient, there’s a solution to everything
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