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Disney on campus to recruit students for internships

Oct. 20, 2010

KALAMAZOO--The Walt Disney Co. will be on campus Monday, Oct. 25, 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 at noon and 6 p.m. in Room 210 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 Disney College Program Alumni Association WMU chapter, 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 of the Disney College Program also custom design a learning curriculum that best suits their needs and interests and complete education courses and specialized learning activities. They also can possibly earn college credit while doing so.

For more information, contact wmudisneycampusreps@gmail.com or visit disneycollegeprogram.com.

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

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