Author Archives: Sumen Zhao

About Sumen Zhao

Currently a student at New York City College of Technology

Electronic Profile

Hello. My name is Sumen Zhao.Ā I am currently a student at The City Of New York College of Technology where I am working on my Bachelors degree in Hospitality Management. I have an Associates degree in Liberal Arts which has … Continue reading

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Read and React 5

While on the Disney College Program I attended two classes, one of which was Human Resource Management and it taught me a lot of informationĀ and something that I remember the most is thatĀ people have different purposes in looking for a … Continue reading

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Read and React 4

Working in Disney may seem like a magical place to guests and as cast members it is our job to help people feel that way. Working long hours and being assigned the same task constantly can take its toll on … Continue reading

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Journal 15

It is the end. The time to say goodbye is here and it is bittersweet. Realizing that Disney was only temporary and that I have to return to reality is a little hard to grasp but slowly the roommates start … Continue reading

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Journal 13

December has finally come and its the last month before everything in this program is ending. I realized that I was privileged with many chances to explore the parks and did not take advantage of it.Ā This years graduation soiree was … Continue reading

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Journal 14

After four months of hard work, finally received my Ducktorate degree in human resource management and experiential learning. I was Ā relieved that I had passed both classes and also sad that I could not have a daily meet with classmates … Continue reading

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Journal 12

  Having a friend that also works at Disney and not at Magic Kingdom has its perks. Victoria is a cast member at Hollywood Studios and she was allowed to invite guests to see a special preview of the Osborne … Continue reading

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Journal 11

Flo Rida Concert, how close we were to him Thanksgiving at Magic Kingdom was a slow day. but the rest of the week was hectic. Most of the college program interns were scheduled to work between forty five and sixty … Continue reading

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Journal 10

After months of hearing about cross training, I was scheduled on the job training and after inquiring with my leader, he confirmed it was front of house training! I was super excited because it allowed me to wear the new … Continue reading

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Journal 8

Training for Peco’s Bill’s sister location Tortuga Tavern, named after a town from the movie Pirates of the Caribbean. I was amazed at how Walt Disney World adapts by renovating rides and renaming restaurants. Tortuga Tavern was originally “El Pirata … Continue reading

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