Chicago Heights , IL—(ENEWSPF)— Many children dream of visiting Disney’s Magic Kingdom and meeting Mickey Mouse. While every year millions of children visit Disney World, there are thousands of college students who have enrolled in the Walt Disney College Program and spend a semester working side-by-side with Mickey and friends.
Prairie State College is a partner in the Walt Disney College Program and offers a one-of-a-kind internship experience for college students from all majors and backgrounds. Students work in one of four theme parks, more than 20 resorts, two water parks, or a dining/entertainment/retail complex. Students learn communication skills, initiative, motivation, teamwork, interpersonal skills, work ethic, and problem solving.
“The Disney program is a wonderful way for students to gain work experience and earn college credit at the same time,” said Marcianne Schusler, associate professor of business.
Prairie State College student Lyndsey Estes recently participated in the program and described the experience as life-changing.
“I met wonderful people from several different cultures and formed many lifelong friendships,” said Estes, a resident of Steger. “I leaned a lot about working with people from all over the world.”
Disney also offers courses to students as part of their program. The courses are designed by professionals and subject-matter experts from Disney University and are recommended for credit by the American Council on Education.
To learn more about the Walt Disney College Program or about other business programs offered by Prairie State, contact [email protected].
Prairie State College fall classes begin Aug. 25. Registration is ongoing until classes begin. All new students must register in person. Registration hours are Monday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Continuing students may register online at prairiestate.edu or in person. Course listings are available on PSC’s Web site through the WebAdvisor link on the homepage. Print versions of the fall schedules are available on campus. For more information about registering for courses, contact the Counseling & Academic Advising Center at (708) 709-3506.