KALAMAZOO—Walt Disney Co. representatives will be on campus to recruit Western Michigan University students for a one-of-a-kind education and work program at the Magic Kingdom in Florida or California.
Representatives from the Disney College Program will be on hand Monday, Oct. 15, at noon and at 6 p.m. in the Brown and Gold Room on the second floor 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 WMU Chapter of the Disney College Program Alumni Association, which was established in 1996 to provide networking opportunities and promote the development of the program at WMU. Previously called the Walt Disney World College Program, 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., or the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, Calif. While working in front-line roles at the theme parks and resorts, participants will network with leaders, learn transferable skills, gain real-world experience and be a part of a team of cast members from hundreds of job disciplines.
Participants in the Disney College Program also custom design a learning curriculum that best suits their needs and interests, complete education courses and specialized learning activities, and can possibly earn college credit while doing so.