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    Posted August 14, 2011 by
    Richmond, Virginia
    This iReport is part of an assignment:
    Boot camp: Pick your story

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    Pick Your Story--Disney College Program



    A lot of people may not know about the Disney College Program.  The Disney College Program is a paid internship, in which you work in the parks or resorts.  You can apply to either Walt Disney World or Disneyland.

    It is open to those who are 18 or older and enrolled into a college or university.  You can also participate during the semester after you graduated from college, just as long as you are enrolled in school at the time you apply. 

    Your job or work location may not be that great, but that's not all what it is about.  The program provides an opportunity for you to explore, make new friends, and learn more about yourself.  You learn what you want to do in life.  It's an opportunity for you to become the person you want to be.

    I started my program in August 2010 working at Epcot.  Then in January 2011, I extended my program and was relocated to Magic Kingdom.  My program ended in May 2011.  Throughout my program, I went through many ups and downs and learned a lot of things.  I also made a lot of friends, and even met my boyfriend down there.

    There are some great benefits of doing the program.  You can get into the parks for free and get discounts on food, merchandise, and hotels.  On my days off, I always went to the parks with my friends, rode a bunch of rides, and had a total blast. 

    I think the CNN iReport audience will find this story interesting because not that many people know about opportunities like these and take advantage of them.  Right now, we are going through a recession, which means there are fewer jobs available.

    Participating in the program was the best thing I have ever done.

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