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Disney recruits student interns

March 6, 2009

KALAMAZOO--The Walt Disney Co. will be on campus Monday, March 16, to recruit Western Michigan University students for one-of-a-kind education and work programs at Disneyland and Walt Disney World resorts.

Representatives from the Disney College Program will be on hand at noon and 6 p.m. in Room 204 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 Walt Disney World College Program Alumni Association, which was established in 1996 to provide networking opportunities and promote the development of the Walt Disney World College Program at WMU. Disney representatives began recruiting at WMU in 1993.

The program offers paid fall semester internships at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, Calif., and Disney World amusement park near Orlando, Fla. All internships provide living, learning and work experience.

The learning aspect, called the Disney College Program Educational Curriculum, involves core business classes, elective seminars and self-directed study opportunities. Core business classes focus on the Disney culture, situational leadership, communication, the business world and cultural change.

The work experience places students in positions at various theme parks, resorts and other Disney operations. Students serve as "cast members" in areas such as merchandising, transportation, attractions, food services, custodial services, life guarding and hospitality.

For more information, visit disneycollegeprogram.com.

Media contact: Thom Myers, (269) 387-8400, thom.myers@wmich.edu

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