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Disney College Program

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Disney College Program

Minnie and Mickey Mouse ride Disney Parks floatDisney Theme Parks and Resorts College Program Paid Internship

Fulton-Montgomery Community College and the Walt Disney World ® Resort have partnered to offer you an opportunity of a lifetime! You can join thousands of other college students from around the world to participate in a paid internship at the Walt Disney World ® Resort in Orlando, Florida. And … You can earn FM college credit while learning, earning and living the Disney College Program experience! In addition to the work experience, students can participate in a variety of educational opportunities, such as the program’s Collegiate Courses, Professional Development Series, Disney Exploration Series, and more.

In most cases, these credits count as “general electives” toward graduation requirements. You select the number of credits you wish to take (from 6-12 credits). The Disney College Program Co-Op (6 credits) is required of all students participating in the program; it offers 6 credits for performing 270 hours of work experience while at the Walt Disney World ® Resort in Florida. Students are encouraged to meet with an academic advisor before applying.

To learn more about the Disney College Program experience and how to complete the application process, please follow these simple steps:

Step 1: Make sure you meet the eligibility requirements.

FM requirements include:

  • Students must complete an Internship/Co-Op application, with a recommendation by a professor in the specific discipline they are seeking the opportunity.  They must also provide a resume.
  • Placement of an Internship is at the discretion of Daniel Fogarty, Director of External Partnerships and Applied Learning and in consultation with the recommending faculty.  This is based on the student’s transcript, an interview with the student, the faculty recommendation, and the students resume.

Step 2: Complete an application

Visit disneycollegeprogram.com and click on “Walt Disney World Resort”. Complete an application and print a hard copy for your records.

An overview of the Disney College Program – Disney’s website answers many of the questions you may have.

Step 3: Participate in the Disney College Program ePresentation.

Students looking for a culinary or theatre placement may have to participate in a second interview or audition at a later date.

Disney College Program options include:

  • Fall Program: August through early January
  • Fall Advantage Program: mid-late May through early January
  • Spring Program: early-mid January through late May or early June
  • Spring Advantage Program: early-mid January through late August

Step 4: Wait for your Offer Letter from the WDW College Program.

Students should meet with their academic advisor during the registration period to prepare a schedule to attend FM in the following semester. If accepted into the Disney College Program, you will be contacted to revise your schedule accordingly.

Contact

Daniel Fogarty
Director of External Parnerships and Applied Learning
Phone: 518-736-3622 x8302
Email: daniel.fogarty@fmcc.suny.edu
Location: C-207