Career Center hosts Disney College Program info session

An informational session about a Disney internship program drew a large crowd at the Career Center.


Jennifer Berman, assistant director for internships and account manager for Disney College Program, holds her mickey mouse ears and the certificate from Disney that says FAU is a “distinguished college institute” when it comes to hiring FAU students for the program. | Alexander Rodriguez

Alexander Rodriguez, News Editor

The Career Center was packed with dozens of students Thursday afternoon for an information session about the Disney College Program.

Disney College Program (DCP) is a national internship program for college students to work and live at the Walt Disney World Resort or Disneyland Resort.

Career Center staff were surprised at the popularity of the informational session. Jennifer Berman, assistant director for internships and Co-Ops at the Career Center, hosted the event.

“Wow, I didn’t expect this many people,” Berman told the crowd.

DCP had 40,000 applicants apply for 4,000 open spots for the spring 2018 semester internship. Disney only accepted 17 current FAU students.

“Disney recently named FAU as a distinguished college institute,” Berman said.

The event also showed students how to stand out during interviews, the benefits of DCP, and their prospective responsibilities.

An informational video of the Disney College Program was shown to students in attendance.

“My brother was a full-time DCP employee and that got me interested in the program,” said Evan Macak, sophomore accounting major.

The next informational session about DCP is on Wednesday, Feb. 28 at 2:00 p.m. in the Career Center, Student Support Services Facility, room 220.

On Thursday afternoon, Jennifer Berman (right), assistant director for internships and account manager for Disney College Program, showed a informational video about the Disney College Program before talking about the program and how to stand out in a interview to students that attended the event. | Alexander Rodriguez

Alexander Rodriguez is the news editor of the University Press. For information regarding this or other stories, email [email protected].