Yes, Disney does indeed have a Disney College Program.
The link above is a great place to start.
Most of us can count a decent number of “life’s milestones”.
First job. First paycheck. First car. First kiss. High School Graduation.
I remember my first real paycheck in the Summer of 1975. I was a stock boy and order puller, in an electrical parts warehouse – one that Commercial Contractors, General Contractors, and other businesses would use to buy electrical supplies at wholesale prices.
And I also remember the Winter of 1982. January 25, to be exact.
Landing in Orlando, from frosty, south central Pennsylvania, I was immediately enamoured with the palm trees and sunshine.
I hitch-hiked from the airport until I finally found Snow White Campground, near a town called Kissimmee, on Seven Dwarfs Lane. It was behind the KOA Campground near 192 & 535.
For the next eight months, I was a college intern at The Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida.
Technically, I was also a fifth year college senior, because I changed my major and made a few “mistakes”. It ultimately took nearly seven years for that four-year degree, but that’s another tale. 🙂
It was such a great experience to be a Jungle Cruise skipper at the Magic Kingdom. I mean, how could it not be? Straw hat, microphone, polyester costume, Disney smile….
Anyway, I digress. “Oh look, a bird”.
A dream is a wish your heart makes.
Never let your memories be bigger than your dreams.
Here I am, all these years later, back in Central Florida, traveling the world, working as a catalyst for positive organizational change.
Carpe diem, jungle jeff 🙂