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Category: Enrichment Activities

WDWCP Information Session February 2022

The Walt Disney World College Program is an opportunity for student to “Live, Learn, and Earn” with the Walt Disney Company in Orland, Florida. The follow video was recorded on February 17 and shares information about the program and how students can earn 12 HMGT credits or internship credits.

Contact Professor Goodlad with questions at kgoodlad@citytech.cuny.edu.

Links to information mentioned during the information session:

  • Students live at Flamingo Crossings Village, a new complex designed with the needs of college students in mind.
  • The Walt Disney World College Program home page and application access.
  • HMGT degree requirements page will help you plan when to apply, remember students who wish to earn credit for this program must have a 2.5 GPA or higher and have completed the HMGT1200 series of courses.

Walt Disney World College Program

The opportunity to “live, learn, and earn” with the Walt Disney Company is available to college students through the Walt Disney World College Program. City Tech’s Hospitality Management students have the added advantage of also earning 12 HMGT credits for successful completion of this prestigious internship program.

Recruitment is typically conducted in September, October, February, and March but check the WDWCP website for the exact dates. Roles (jobs) span the hospitality industry and include lodging, F&B, recreation, and more. Review the list roles to find the one best suited for your career progression.

Student who wish to pursue the Walt Disney World Culinary Program will have the unique opportunity to work in the full service kitchens around the Walt Disney World property. Students considering this program must have professional kitchen experience to be considered.

Qualified students, should consider the  Disney Professional Internship Program. These are major-specific internships across The Walt Disney Company that can be posted at different times throughout the year. Most of these roles do not have specific recruitment dates, therefore, students should be ready to apply at any time.  Please note – Students must minimally be a Junior in college and have related experience in their major to qualify.

Prof. Karen Goodlad is the College’s WDWCP liaison and can assist you in choosing the program that is right for you and to prepare for the extensive interview process.