I would like to start this blog off right with a countdown. Two weeks to go.
I first heard about the Disney College Program when my family and I went to Walt Disney World for vacation. However, I put the thought of working for such a great company at the back of my mind. It was not until my senior year of high school when the subject came up again. My economics and government teacher mentioned to me that his daughter’s friend had been involved in the program. He would get me her number, and suggested that I should really look into it. I was encouraged to look into going, but once again, the idea was put on the back burner now that I was headed off to college. It was not until the first day of last semester when I walked onto campus that the idea came back full force. I saw a poster promoting the Disney College Program at JCC! I immediately called my mom and told her that it was fate. I was suppose to go work for Disney.
After I was accepted into the internship program, I began to work on a learning contract, register for all online classes in order to finish my degree, and go through all of the paperwork for Disney. At this point, I am only waiting on an e-mail to submit my housing and roommate preferences; I can’t wait to start packing!
I am beyond excited to work for such an outstanding company. I am really looking forward to meeting new people. I am a people person and cannot wait to make new friends from all over the world. I am also excited to learn! Even though Disney offers college classes, I will not be taking any of theirs because they do not transfer to satisfy any of my remaining requirements (word to the wise: make sure you check that stuff!). I am also eager to live away from home. This will be the first time that I will be away from home for this long! I will miss my family terribly, but I know that I can do it! This experience is one not to pass up.
This Disney experience will lead me on a great adventure and I cannot wait to get started and share it all with you.
Overly excited but nervous, Claudia
For more information on how you can get an internship with Disney, contact Felix Muzza at FelixMuzza@mail.sunyjcc.edu or visit our Disney Internships page.