The Disney fan’s perfect club
If you love Disney or are interested in getting an internship with Disney, then Club Disney is the right place for you.
This not so new club is all about fun and is a great opportunity to connect with other students who have a passion for everything Disney. The club has not been widely known in the past, but the two new vice presidents have plans to change that.
Lindsey Seamons, a junior in nursing, and Madison Hale, a freshman in dance, both have a love for Disney. They were recruited during club rush this semester and have had a blast so far with it.
Seamons and Hale plan to hold activities every second and fourth Wednesday of each month. The club has already had two activities and while only a few attended, the group bonded quickly and talked about nothing but Disney.
Future activities include a Disney karaoke night, Mickey waffle breakfast, pirate night and more. They also plan to go to Disney on Ice, for those who pay club dues. Seamons and Hale hope to be able to do fundraisers with club members to be able to take a trip to Disneyland.
Attendance to club activities has been around five people, though they anticipate more to come as they publicize each event and spread the word.
The club president, Clayton Talley, is also the Disney Programs and Internships Representative for UVU, so he primarily deals with that area of the club while Seamons and Hale run the activity portion.
The club is also a great way to learn about the Disney College Program, where students can become an intern at Disneyland or Disney World.
The program is highly competitive but is a great opportunity for students to build up their resume while having fun and advancing their workplace characteristics.
There are more than 20 positions that can be applied for, which include operations, lodging, food and beverage, retail, recreation and entertainment. The qualifications vary on the position.
The internship is paid, and the cost of the provided housing is deducted straight from paychecks so you do not have to worry about paying rent each month.
Seamons had the opportunity to be an intern in the advantage program at Walt Disney World, doing quick service food and beverage at the Port Orleans Resort. She was there from June 2013 until January 2014. She had a great time and would highly recommend it.
“Just apply. You have nothing to lose,” Seamons said.
Hale plans on applying for a role in the entertainment area since she is a dance major and hopes to be able to have a career in entertainment with Disney.
Inters are hired from all over the country and must be enrolled as a full time or part time student at a college or university to apply. Each school has other requirements, which could include grade level, GPA and amount of credits earned.
Available positions are posted continuously to match with each semester and as the company needs more people. Longer-term internships are typically posted at least four months before the start date.
Applicants are able to apply for more than one position, though they are encouraged to limit it to their top three preferences. If a student’s experience and skills match an open role, then he or she may receive a phone interview and two in-person interviews. Entertainment positions often require an audition.
More information about the Disney College Program can be found at their website cp.disneycareers.com or by talking with Talley.
Amanda is a senior studying journalism with a minor in digital media. She loves writing lifestyle and enjoys being a part of the UVU Review staff to be able to prepare for when she graduates in 2015. Follow her on Twitter @HollmanAmanda.