Four JJC students, Morgan Giuffre, Patricia Maurer, Alyssa Michalski, and Gabrielle Taylor were also accepted into the Disney College Program for fall 2018. They’ll gain on-the-job experience working in Disney’s parks and resorts, as well as have an opportunity to participate in college coursework.
Maurer’s role will be in merchandise. She always wanted to work for Disney, but nearly gave up on the opportunity after several applications failed to earn her a spot.
Participants in the Disney College Program will network with leaders, take part in personal and career development classes, and build transferable skills such as problem-solving, teamwork, guest service and effective communication.
JJC 1st Year Career Pathway Coach and Disney College Coordinator Christen Mazura-Morris is an alumni of the Disney College Program. She said the experience changed her life. Mazura-Morris served as a Jungle Cruise skipper in the Magic Kingdom while in college.
(Above, From left: Career Advisor in Career Services Christina Franc, Extended Campuses Activities Specialist in OSA Ryan Thoroman, Disney Culinary Program Senior Culinary Recruiter Chef Pauli Milotte, JJC Culinary Arts Department Chair Chef Mike McGreal, and 1st Year Career Pathway Coach, Disney College Coordinator, and Disney College Program Alumni Christen Mazura-Morris.