The Beginning of a Great Adventure

Someone in a Goofy outfit and a member of the Disney Intern programHello all!!

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.

About the author

Claudia Neu

My name is Claudia Neu, and I live in Cuba, NY. I'm studying early childhood education here at Jamestown Community College, and I'm going to be an intern in the Disney College Program. I first found out about the program in high school, when my family and I went on our first Disney vacation in 2011 and I talked with one of the workers. Fast forward to my second week of the fall 2014 semester at JCC: I saw the poster to contact Felix Muzza if you were interested in an internship with Disney. It was fate! I believe everything happens for a reason. The reason for my attendance at JCC: Disney! I'm ready to delve into Disney's role in my life, as well as the role I'm about to play. I also really want to share what I do day-to-day, how I work behind the scenes for such a large company, and to just have fun. Stay tuned to learn more about all the fun and work I will be doing! Enjoy yourself and learn something new with me as we explore the most magical place on Earth: Disney!