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Disney comes to campus to recruit student interns

March 22, 2010

KALAMAZOO--The Walt Disney Co. will be on campus Monday, March 29, 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 at 6 p.m. in Room 157 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 on 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.

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

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

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