Every Tuesday at 10 A.M., students have the opportunity to ask questions and get information about the Disney College Programs. This includes how to apply, internship opportunities, expenses, and other details about the program. The information session is through Zoom, and the link can be found on Stockton’s Career Education and Development page under “Upcoming Events”.
The Disney College Program stands out from other internships because of its ability to offer valuable skills for post-graduation success in either a Disney career or any career students wish to pursue. The program extends farther than the Disney parks into media such as Hulu, Freeform, ABC news and entertainment, and so much more creating a wide variety of opportunities for applicants. Applicants will focus on studies that grow interview, interpersonal, networking, and personal branding skills. The engagement and opportunities also create life-long friendships and relationships through this program building a network of people to support each other through and after the program.
Applicants looking to apply for the Disney College Program are required to be enrolled in an accredited college or university, already completed their first semester, or can be graduate students in the last 24 months. Currently, the program is accepting applications for Fall 2022 college and culinary programs. However, international programs are on pause due to the pandemic. They hope to have those up and running soon.
Many internships are unpaid opportunities, but the Disney college program offers an average of $14 per hour that can vary based on opportunity and location. There are over 23 guest-facing roles for creating magic in Disney parks such as attraction, food and beverage, and merchandising to name a few. Be mindful when applying that work schedules need to be flexible because an applicant can be working mornings, nights, and/or holidays. This is a heavy time commitment that requires applicants to be flexible to take on the demand and opportunities of the program.
There are a large array of company incentives such as free Disney park admissions, Disney discounts for food, beverage, Disney vacations, merchandise, and so much more. Additionally, there are a lot of cast activities and volunteer opportunities to connect with the community. This opportunity allows cast members to give back to the community and make an impact on lives outside of the structured program.
The application for the Disney College Program is now open, and students are encouraged to join one of these information sessions that take place every Tuesday at 10 A.M. now until March 1. There is also additional information to most questions applicants may have on the Disney College Program website.