Mayland Community College student Lauren Ingram will be spending time where dreams are made into reality this summer and fall. Ingram, a Mayland Associate in Arts transfer student, was accepted into the Fall Advantage Disney College Program. Ingram will be spending several weeks living in a dorm like setting while working for Disney in Orlando.
“I read travel blogs and heard a lot of people positively talking about this program,” said Ingram who intends to continue her education in the theme park industry. “I thought to myself, I’m going to apply and see if I can be a part of it.”
As a participant in The Disney College Program, individuals have the opportunity to develop their strengths and interests, work with guests and cast members from around the country, and take part in educational opportunities.
According to Ingram, there was a multiple step application process. She first filled out an online application, took personality questionnaires, participated in a web-based interview and phone interview before she received acceptance into the program.
“I prepared for all of the questions and interviews as best I could, “said Ingram. “This will be an incredible experience for me since it is a lot of networking and attending the educational classes that are offered during the program.”
According to The Disney College Program website, to be eligible for the program, individuals must be enrolled as a full-time or part-time student, must meet any additional criteria their school requires for participation in the program that may include G.P.A., grade level, and number of credit hours earned, be at least 18 by the time the program they are applying for begins, and they have an unrestricted work authorization.
Disney’s education program is designed to give participants a hands-on learning opportunity to provide them enrichment in their educational and professional careers.