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Disney college program to recruit interns

Oct. 12, 2009

KALAMAZOO--The Walt Disney Co. will be on campus Monday, Oct. 19, to recruit Western Michigan University students for a one-of-a-kind education and work program for the "Magic Kingdom" in Florida.

Representatives from the Walt Disney World College Program will be on hand at noon and at 6 p.m. in the Brown and Gold Room of the Bernhard Center to provide information about the real world of make believe and becoming a Disney "cast member." The free event is sponsored by the Walt Disney World College Program Alumni Association WMU chapter, which was established in 1996 to provide networking opportunities and promote the development of the Walt Disney World College Program at WMU. Disney representatives began recruiting at WMU in 1993.

The program offers a paid fall semester internship at the Disney World amusement park near Orlando, Fla. The internship provides living, learning and work experience.

The learning aspect, called the Walt Disney World College Program Educational Curriculum, involves core business classes, elective seminars and self-directed study opportunities. Core business classes focus on the Disney culture, situational leadership, communication, the business world and cultural change.

The work experience places students in positions at various theme parks, resorts and other Disney operations. Students serve as "cast members" in areas such as merchandising, transportation, attractions, food services, custodial services, hospitality and serving as lifeguards.

For more information, visit disneycollegeprogram.com.

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Media contact: Deanne Puca, (269) 387-8400, deanne.puca@wmich.edu

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