Disney discusses optional program; great opportunity for students
Published: Friday, September 7, 2012
Updated: Sunday, September 9, 2012 20:09
For the past several years, Disney has offered a college internship to students during the spring and summer semesters.
As there are a number of internships available with Disney, the program has been continually recruiting students to spend the semester working at the Disney parks.
On Tuesday, recruiter Erica Nowak will speak in the HUB Ohio Room at 6 p.m. to discuss the opportunity. The Disney College Program has been offering spring and summer internship to students at IUP for some time now. By signing up and meeting certain requirements, including GPA and number of credit hours earned, students will travel to Florida or LA, complete with room and board.
Students will be able to work at Disneyland while completing several courses for college credit, many of which will be focusing on developing communication and problem-solving skills. More than 25 IUP students, each semester, are accepted to the program; afterwards, many choose to become school representatives of the Disney College Association. For many faculty members working with the program, the consistent interest is a reassuring sign of the commitment to the career paths many students have laid out.
“The Disney College Program allows students to work with people from around the world,” said Special Events and Employer Relations Coordinator Jan Shellenbarger. “It gives them an opportunity to experience working for a vibrant organization, which will help them later on in life.”
Saturday’s meeting will include an overview of the program. While the discussion will mainly focus on spring internships, details will also be provided to those wishing to receive more information regarding the summer program.
In addition to a speech and short video, the presentation will take time to help students run through online internship applications.
The actual presentation runs until 8 p.m.; however, student representatives that graduated from the program will have a table set up to answer personal questions. These students will also be taking information for prospective students interested in getting more details on the program.