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How to write a disney college program blog

Last year marked 40 years of the Disney College Program (DCP), the national internship program chock full of Disney magic. Over four decades, DCP has enriched the lives of thousands—including many who are still key players at Disney Parks.

What Is the Disney College Program?

The Disney College Program kicked off in 1981, offering students and recent graduates the chance to spend a summer living and working at Walt Disney World Resort.

DCP enrollees get to learn the ropes of being a Disney Cast Member and make new friends in the process. They’ll also build important job and life skills like communication, teamwork, problem-solving, and critical thinking.

If you want to apply for the Disney College Program, you’ll need to meet a few key requirements.

  • At least 18 years of age at time of application
  • Must either
    • Be currently enrolled in and taking classes at an accredited college or university
    • Have just graduated from an accredited college or university within 24 months of application posting

    The most recent posting went up on Jan. 23. Successful applicants should expect to start their five- to seven-month program sometime between May and October of this year.

    Where Are Some Disney College Program Grads Today?

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    The Legacy Wall at the Disney Programs Office. Photo courtesy of Disney Parks Blog

    With 40 years of history behind it, the Disney College Program has seen a lot of promising faces pass through. The inaugural class of 1981 was about 300 students deep. Today, it includes thousands of Cast Members every year.

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    The Legacy Wall includes photos and documents. Photo courtesy of Disney Parks Blog

    The Disney Programs office at Flamingo Crossings Village is home to a Legacy Wall. This huge collage shows some of the program’s 40-year legacy.

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    DCP alumni Jarel Settles now works for Disney Programs. Photo courtesy of Disney Parks Blog

    The Disney College Program’s impact lives on today in people like Jarel Settles. Jarel went through the DCP in 2013 and is now a program experience manager at Disney Programs.

    “The network of alumni who did the program over the past 40 years is vast,” says Jarel. “It’s amazing to have that shared experience with Cast Members at all levels of the company.”

    If you think you or someone you know would be perfect for the Disney College Program, you can apply today at DisneyCareers.com

    Do you know anyone who’s gone through DCP? Visit the WDW Magazine Facebook page and tell us what you know or have heard about the program.

    As a Disney College Program participant, you’ll become part of the magic that is known worldwide. You’ll get valuable, on-the-job experience in our parks and resorts, and expand your knowledge in a classroom with international students. Discover new worlds and create long-lasting memories. Because here, a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity will change your life forever.

    What is the Disney College Program?

    • Competitive and national paid-internship program operated by Walt Disney World
    • Immersive and full-time experience where you live in fully  furnished “University Housing” with other participants
    • Contains various learning opportunities focusing on personal and career development
      • Exploring Disney – Disney Exploration Seminars, Spotlight On, Discovery Disney
      • Career Connection – Career & Life Prep Regular Sessions, Career Insights and other Unique Networking Activities
      • Career Advisement – Culture of Career Focus, Participant Advisement

      Important Information for UNCW Students

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      Contact Information

      If you have academic questions, you must contact your academic advisor. THE CAREER CENTER DOES NOT APPROVE CREDITS OR TRANSFER CREDIT.

      DISNEY INFO SESSION: 

        Please check Handshake for up to date information on campus info sessions.

      Disney College Program recruiters will be hosting “Get to Know the Disney College Program” virtual information sessions where you will be able to ask your questions and receive answers from program experts.

      DEADLINE TO APPLY: 

      To apply, you must be enrolled in college and taking classes or a recent graduate within the last 24 months.

      Applications are accepted in the fall and spring.

      • Spring Recruitment: Applications open early September to mid-October
      • Fall Recruitment: Applications open early February to mid-March
        APPLY HERE!

      RESOURCES:

      Positions are very competitive and deadlines will vary depending on the internship, so check the website regularly.  www.DisneyInterns.com. 

      Professional Internships for other segments including Disney|ABC Television Group, The Walt Disney Studios, Corporate, ESPN and others will post throughout the semester. Please check the Professional Internships site.

      Disney Internships & Programs Blog
      Learn more about the Disney College Program through various topics and posts including alumni success stories, application/interview, arrival information, recruiting, housing, and much more.  

      After their 10 day experience on the FSU campus in Tallahassee, program participants will spend six months engaged in full-time academic training at Walt Disney World® Resort near Orlando, Florida. This experience will give them the opportunity to learn from an industry leader in the field of service and hospitality.

      This experiential learning in service and hospitality will occur primarily through their Disney role(s) as they work full-time within different areas of the theme parks, resorts, or entertainment areas which make up Walt Disney World® Resort. Typical roles include work in merchandise, quick and full-service restaurants, and operations. Additional roles include lifeguard, hotel front desk staff, and character performer. Participation in all roles includes training in Disney’s approach to guest services, in addition to the practical training required to complete the functions of the particular role.

      Students will also benefit from the rich intercultural dynamics which are unique to the Walt Disney World® Resort setting and Disney International Programs. They will be interacting with resort guests from all over the world on a daily basis. In addition, they will be living with other university students from the U.S. and countries in the new state-of-the-art Flamingo Crossings Village designed specifically will all of the amenities to meet the needs for student participants.

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      Florida State University Coursework

      While participating in their academic training experience at Walt Disney World® Resort, all program participants will be enrolled in two Florida State University courses, which will help them to maximize the learning opportunity provided by their immersion in Disney International Programs. These courses will be taught by FSU faculty and staff who travel to Walt Disney World® Resort each month.

      • Applied Intercultural Communication (3 credits) will provide students with an academic framework for understanding their intercultural experiences at Walt Disney World® Resort and to grow in their intercultural competencies. It will also help them to understand, from a practice-based perspective, key areas in which cultures differ and how those differences can affect intercultural relationships and workplace functioning.
      • Hospitality or Intercultural Communication Practicum (6 credits) will provide students with hands-on, work-integrated learning in a professional setting. Students will complete all necessary training for their assigned role(s), and work up to 37.5 hours per week in their role(s). They will set their own professional objectives and evaluate their progress towards achieving those objectives over the course of their program. They will study crucial Disney operations: guest services, leadership, marketing and people management. At the end of the practicum, they will analyze their progress towards meeting their professional objectives and assess their overall experience.

      Program Benefit

      Throughout their six-month experience participating in Disney International Programs and continuing in their Florida State University coursework, students will experience significant growth in their understanding of hospitality and service, of intercultural communication, and (for non-native English speakers) in their use of the English language. They will also get to experience the “once in a lifetime” opportunity of living and working at Walt Disney World® Resort.

      More information about Disney International Programs can be found at the following links:

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      Many people around the world dream of visiting the happiest place on earth, Walt Disney World. This semester I am lucky enough to get the chance to work for this wonderful company at their theme parks and resorts. This was no easy accomplishment. I went through the application process along with thousands of applicants, an online interview, and a phone interview. Once I completed this, it wasn’t long before I got the magical email congratulating me on my acceptance.

      The Disney College Program pays its interns along with offering college credits for colleges that accept it. Out of our paycheck comes rent each week if we decide to live in one of the four apartment complexes that the program offers its students.

      The best day of the first week is the traditions class. This is a class that each student must take which officially makes him or her a Cast member. On this day, we are brought to Disney University, which is located behind the scenes, in the back of the Magic Kingdom. I will never forget driving into the backstage area to pass the train that goes to the Magic Kingdom. All you heard was the trains whistle and all you saw was this huge red train with steam coming out the top, on its way to open the Magic Kingdom. It was amazing.

      The class taught us the ins and outs and dos and don’ts of being a Castmember, for instance, how to point using two fingers, and how to pick things off the ground using the same foot same hand method. After the class we get to go to the Magic Kingdom and see Cast members in action, however, we do not use the front entrance. For those of you who do not know, at the Magic Kingdom are a series of tunnels called the Utilidor. These tunnels are massive, allowing all of our Castmembers, including Mickey Mouse, of course, to go from one end of the park to the next, without being seen. This is one of the many ways Walt Disney World is one of the most efficient companies in the world.

      Aside from the backstage access and the discounts that Castmembers receive, working for this company is much more. During the class, they showed videos of children being told they were going to Disney world. We all cried. Kids whose families saved up years just to bring them to this magical place just scream and then break down and cry. As Walt Disney once said, “You can design and create, and build the most wonderful place in the world. But it takes people to make the dream a reality”, and now I get to be one of those people, making children who may have troubles in their lives feel as if they are a princess or a special part of this world. Knowing I am making a difference in a family’s vacation and creating memories that last a lifetime for these people is a reward in itself. I cannot wait to go on this journey and make magical moments every day, and I cannot wait to share them with you.

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      Danny Piroli

      Danny is from North Haven Connecticut. He is a junior at Albertus Magnus College majoring in Business Management with a concentration in International Business, and participating in the Disney College Program. In his spare time, Danny plays Hockey for the Connecticut Hockey League and is certified as a Boat Captain in the state of Florida.

      After more than a year of uncertainty, the Disney College Program is returning as early as next month! Here’s the announcement from Disney:

      We are absolutely thrilled to share exciting news about the return of the Disney College Program at Walt Disney World® Resort this June!

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      Along with much of the world, we’re encouraged by the progress made possible by rising vaccination rates and recently revised guidance around health and safety measures. And while we’re seeing some additional positive signs, we still have a ways to go to a full recovery. This summer we are opening more Disney hotels, sports and convention groups are returning and we are reintroducing some of our guest-favorite offerings.

      As our industry and community continue to bounce back, we have welcomed back thousands of cast members to work and have also restarted our recruitment efforts amid a tight labor market at Walt Disney World. Both of these measures are important indicators toward fully reopening our businesses and getting more people back to work.

      Right now, we are also ready to welcome back students and are excited to announce the relaunch of the Disney College Program this June. We are inviting participants whose program ended early or was suspended in 2020 to reapply and join us. Today, May 3, these participants will receive exclusive communication via email about this exciting opportunity.

      The Disney College Program has always been a source of optimism and pride for our company with participants who each bring new ideas, talents, and perspectives to the table. While that won’t change, we are evolving our Disney Programs to reflect the new world around us.

      Applying to the Disney College Program will be even easier with a simplified application process, a concierge team of recruiters you can engage with on social media, and year-long arrival dates. We have temporarily modified some of our eligibility requirements so that many of you can still apply, even if you’ve already graduated. We’re also developing new ways for participants to shape their future careers, exploring a variety of roles and connecting with Disney professionals as they make magic.

      We have also been thinking of other college and university students who may be eagerly awaiting their own Disney experience. Right now, we’re focused on bringing the Disney College Program back to Walt Disney World Resort and will have more to share about Disney International Programs, Disney Culinary Program, and those at Disneyland® Resort later. The good news is that there is much to come in the future of the program, and we can’t wait to share more information with you when that time comes. Keep an eye out here on the blog, follow us on social media, or opt-in for email updates to stay in the know.

      We want you to know that we’re relaunching the Program in a thoughtful and responsible way, with the safety of our participants and our working cast always at the forefront of our planning, particularly as we consider a new approach to housing at the new, state-of-the-art Flamingo Crossings Village complex. Those who return to a program this summer will be the first participants to call this beautiful new community home.

      Similar to what we’ve done to help reduce risk in our theme parks and resorts, we are also putting in place a combination of measures for our participants. Participants will receive pre-arrival communication regarding our enhanced safety measures, including updates that promote physical distancing, required face coverings in all common areas, and a new contactless, curbside move-in experience. Like many colleges and universities, we’re also modifying the occupancy of our units, giving fully vaccinated participants the opportunity to live with other fully vaccinated participants.

      We’re looking forward to bringing you even more details in the coming days.

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      In the meantime, we are excited to share that Disney Programs has a new look! You may have noticed some changes right here on this blog page, but our website is also brand new. Our redesigned site offers a fresh look with user-friendly navigation and a streamlined approach. We are still committed to providing an accurate, up-to-date look at the Disney Programs, and sharing our knowledge and expertise to ensure you have the best experience possible. The goal of this redesign is to provide you with an easier way to learn about the Disney Programs and to browse for information based on your interests.

      We’re eager to bring you lots of great information and stories, and one of the most exciting updates we have is our stunning new housing complex, Flamingo Crossings Village!

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      This incredible, state-of-the-art complex will surely dazzle and delight participants, adding to the holistic Disney Programs experience. The apartment complex offers a variety of amenities, including a resort-style pool, study areas, and fitness facilities!

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      This is just a glance at some of the reimagination that has been taking place with Disney Programs. We’re going to be sharing a lot of great information about experiencing, studying, and creating the magic, so make sure to check back with us on here on the Disney Programs Blog for all the exciting details!

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      The Disney College Program is back at Walt Disney World® Resort!

      The recruitment season is in full swing and the program has already eclipsed the 10K application mark. Disney is proudly launching its new virtual Get to Know the Disney College Program’ sessions. These sessions will be offered multiple times per week and represent a fantastic way for students to directly engage with members of the team. The fall information sessions have concluded. More information session links coming soon.

      With the relaunch of the Program comes new housing. The stunning, new housing complex – Flamingo Crossings Village – will officially become the home to Disney College Program 2021 participants. Flamingo Crossings is an incredible, state-of-the-art complex. For more on the new housing community, click here, and view a quick video sneak peek here.

      Below, you’ll find more vital information pertaining to the Disney College Program relaunch:

      • Click HERE to find info on applying to the Disney College Program.
      • Recruitment is resuming specifically for the Disney College Program at the Walt Disney World© Resort. At this time, Disney International Programs, Culinary Program and Disneyland© Resort College Program will also remain paused until further notice.
      • We have expanded our recent graduate policy. Until otherwise noted, students who have graduated within the last 24 months are eligible to apply.

      More details will be shared – visit the Disney Programs Blog for additional information.

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      Undergraduate Certificate Program in Hospitality & Tourism Management

      Due to the ongoing situation with coronavirus COVID-19, UCF Rosen College will not be able to offer a Spring 2022 Disney Cohort program. This is merely a temporary pause, as we fully expect to restart our program as soon as conditions allow. Please check back frequently for updates.

      Overview

      The University of Central Florida’s (UCF) Rosen College of Hospitality Management, working with Walt Disney World Resort, offers an intensive six-month Undergraduate Certificate Program in Hospitality & Tourism Management for international students who are currently enrolled in hospitality, tourism or business related programs in UCF’s international partnership universities (IPU). Students will take academic courses at the Rosen College and participate in an academic internship through the Disney International College Program at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida, U.S.A.

      The program offers you the thrill of working with a globally recognized hospitality brand – the Walt Disney World Resort – while earning a certificate from one of the top hospitality institutions in the world, the Rosen College of Hospitality Management. Students will earn 12 credit hours toward graduation at their home institution: 9 from course work and 3 from successfully completing the academic internship at the Walt Disney World Resort.

      The certificate program has one intake annually for Spring which lasts six months in duration. The Spring cohort/group runs from mid-January to mid-July. Learn more about the certificate program HERE!

      Admission Requirements

      To be eligible for the Undergraduate Certificate Program in Hospitality & Tourism Management at UCF with academic internship at the Walt Disney World Resort, selected students must meet the admission requirement set forth by both the University of Central Florida and the Walt Disney World Resort. Courses are taught entirely in English. For students who are from a country where English is not the official language, the students must receive a TOEFL score of 80 (internet), 220 (computer), 550 (paper), or IELTS score of 6.5 to be considered for the program. Students should also have a minimum GPA of 3.0 or above with their home institution in order to be recommended to participate in the program.

      Hey there, pals! That's me, Hannah Waghorn, an alumni participant of the Disney Academic Exchange Program (a form of the Disney College Program for UK residents), currently studying all things travel and tourism with a particular interest for pursuing a professional career in tourist attractions.

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      With so much information out there about the Disney Cultural Exchange Program (another form of the Disney College Program for UK residents), I was starting my Disney Academic Exchange Program adventure with very little guidance for reference. I remember asking a lot of people so recommendations because I was unsure.

      In my second year of university studies on International Tourism Management, I took a module called Digital Marketing and this was how I was first introduced to blogging. And so I thought to myself, why not create a blog specifically about the Disney Academic Exchange Program, so other sandwich-year students are not in the same position that I was.

      Once Upon Hannah's Dream is devoted to my adventure on the Disney Academic Exchange Program (DAEP) from July 2019 to March 2020 at the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, United States. My posts are dedicated to friends and family who would like to follow my adventure, as well as future DAEP participants seeking insights and advice about the program.

      I hope you enjoy browsing through my blog. Thanks for stopping by!

      *ALL VIEWS ARE MY OWN AND NOT OF THE WALT DISNEY COMPANY, CENTRAL MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY OR YUMMY JOBS*

      DISCLAIMER: this blog is my personal experience on the Disney Academic Exchange Program (DAEP) 2019-2020 and may not reflect everyone’s experience. Other programs and future participants on the DAEP may have slight adjustments to their programs that may not be featured in any of my blog posts. That being said, if you do leave any questions, I will try to answer them as best as I possibly can ?

      There exist several different methods that provide ordinary citizens with ways of making an additional income by utilizing the World Wide Web and a few of these specific techniques are quite new to the online world. The technology of online web pages continues to grow at a very fast pace that is very difficult for most people to keep up with. As the number of new Internet programs and strategies continues to increase very quickly, web page creators constantly need to update and re-educate themselves on all the things that are new.

      For all brand new web pages, the primary goal is to try and get as many visitors to come to it as you possibly can. The general rule and fact about the Internet is that the more people that you attract to your web site the more money you will ultimately make. When you are able to get a large number of people to visit your web page then other online companies will pay you to place ads on your site because of all the people that will see them.

      Other than utilizing ads and other Internet businesses as a method of making an income from the Internet, there are several other methods that work just as, if not more, effectively than the previous way. One of the newest ways to make money is through the software known as the Adsense Firefox Referral Program. This particular program is backed by large online companies such as the search engine of Google and the browser known as Firefox.

      The Adsense Firefox Referral Program functions as a process for more consumers to purchase and utilize the browser technologies of Firefox. This specific referral program works so that each time you refer someone to install and use the Firefox browser, you receive one dollar. If you have many people who visit your web site everyday, this can be an additional way for you to earn quite a bit of money without a lot of effort and time.

      With this specific software, you have do three primary tools available that will assist you in earning more money. The first way is by creating a referral link to the Firefox browser download page on your web page so that people have an opportunity to use it. As the number of people who visit your page increases the more likely they will click on this referral link and download the Firefox browser.

      An additional method for you to make more income from this effective referral program is write an article about Firefox and all that it has to offer. In this article you can also describe the benefits of using this particular browser and explain how it will help the user to be more effective while using the Internet. Even though the article will be somewhat biased, it will influence more people who visit your site to download the browser and help you make more money.

      Another option would be to publish a Firefox link banner at the top of your web page that would attract visitors right when they get to your page.

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      If you’re mega obsessed with all things Disney, it’s safe to say that you’d leap at the chance to intern at the happiest place on earth. Well, lucky for you, Disney makes it possible for you to do just that! The Disney College Program (DCP) provides a slew of internship opportunities for Disney fanatics, regardless of their major.

      What is the Disney College Program, exactly? How do you apply? Make a cup of tea in your favorite Disney mug (we know you have one) and get comfortable. We’re gonna tell you how to get an internship at the most magical place in existence.

      So, What Is the Disney College Program?

      The Disney College Program is one of Disney’s career development programs that offers co-op and internship opportunities. The program, which lasts anywhere from five to seven months, gives interns the chance to gain valuable, on-the-job experience working on the front lines of Disney’s parks and resorts.

      While working for Disney, you’ll get an inside look at how Disney World operates and have the opportunity to meet with people from all over the country — maybe even the world. You’ll also be provided with housing located near the property and transportation, if necessary.

      What Are the Requirements for Applying?

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      Each year, some Disney College Program applications are immediately rejected because they don’t meet the program’s requirements. So, before you get too excited, make sure that you meet the following requirements for the Disney College Program:

      • Be at least 18 years old by the time of the program’s start date.
      • Have unrestricted work authorization , meaning, you’ll be OK with taking a semester off from college to participate in the program.
      • Be enrolled in college OR be a recent graduate (within 12 months.)

      One more thing: Be sure to meet with your academic advisor before applying for the program. Some colleges and universities have additional requirements that need to be met in order for you to receive academic credit for the program.

      What Is the Application Process Like?

      They ask you what your favorite Disney movie is, you give the correct answer ( Aladdin , duh), and that’s it! Kidding, obviously. There’s a little more to it than that.

      To apply for the Disney College Program, you first need to register on their website. You’ll then fill out an application that is pretty generic. It’s no different than filling out an application for any other internship or externship, really.

      In the application, they will ask you things like where you want to work, what you want to do, your availability, etc. While they can’t promise to place you at a certain location or park, they will try their best.

      If you make it past the initial screening, you may be invited to take a web-based interview, which involves answering a bunch of multiple choice questions. Be consistent with your answers.

      If you pass the web-based interview, you’ll be asked to schedule a phone interview. Try to find a quiet place to have your phone call. Disney recruiters aren’t going to be impressed if your roommate’s metal music is blasting in the background.

      What Does Disney Look for in an Applicant?

      We recommend watching this Q&A video with a Disney College Program recruiter, which dishes out some helpful tips for DCP-hopefuls. But basically, they want to know more about your prior experience. What organizations did you belong to? What classes have you taken? What is your work experience like? That sort of thing.

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      Keep in mind that the Disney College Program receives thousands of applications each semester. If you want to make yourself stand out as a candidate, consider joining a few organizations and enrolling in a work-study program at your school.

      Got Any More Tips?

      Yes! If your application gets rejected right off the bat or gets stuck in “submission,” don’t give up. Keep applying! Many DCP alum weren’t accepted their first, second, or even their third time.

      And if you make it to the phone interview, remember to SMILE. Though it may sound silly, they really can “hear” a smile over the phone.

      Above all, be enthusiastic. They want to know that you’re pumped to keep the magic alive at Disney. Good luck on earning your ears!