Thursday, October 8, 2009
Now I'm the king of the swingers oh, the jungle VIP
What do John Lassetter and Backstreet Boy Kevin Richardson have in common? No this is not a joke and there’s no witty punch line (though boy howdy there’s some potential there). Anyways they both worked at a Disney Park before they became famous. In fact Disney Parks has really amassed an interesting list that reads as a real Who’s Who of the entertainment world. To see a small list of some of these past Cast Members turned media super stars check out this link http://bit.ly/VUYOg .
I say this because when you start your College Program, you are embarking on a journey with amazing possibilities on the horizon. The Disney Company has more branches to it than the Tree of Life. If you are interested in television, movies, art, ect. You can try to follow your Program with a Professional Internship at the Disney Studios or Imagineering. If hospitality or management is you thing then you can look at the many Internships at the many Disney Parks…….around the world. Honestly, whatever your major is there is a perfect internship or position out there for you with Disney. But in order to give yourself the chance to pursue a successful career it comes down to determination and “wanting it” more than anyone else. Take advantage of the different classes, seminars, and other miscellaneous networking opportunities that the College program can provide you. If you sell yourself as the best Cast Member, then maybe you could be the next John Lassetter or Steve Martin or something even better.
I leave you today with three quotes from Walt Disney that I hope will inspire you to dream big and do well.
“If you can dream it, you can do it"
"We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we're curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths."
"All our dreams can come true...if we have the courage to pursue them"
Have a Zip-A-Dee-Do-Dah-Day!!!!!