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    From Mouse Planet. There is also a link to a good blog. The amount to college credits available could sharply increase. (2nd article)
    News From Cast Place: Latest From the College Programs

    by Shoshana Lewin, staff writer, from a blog entry last Friday
    Good news for chefs, entertainment hopefuls and anyone hoping to obtain credit for their work in the College Program at either Walt Disney World or Disneyland
    From the latest College Program Newsletter:
    Culinary Program

    If food is a student's passion, culinary roles at the Walt Disney World Resort allow culinary students to utilize advanced cooking skills and learn from some of the best in the business. Students have the chance to gain technical skills, learn about the industry and work in a high-volume and fast-paced environment. To learn more, visit

    The beginning of our recruiting season also marks the beginning of our Disney College Program Entertainment Auditions Tour. Who wouldn't love to leave work each day knowing that they left a lasting memory on a child by portraying one of our beloved characters? Entertainment roles at the Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort give our Cast Members the opportunity to make that magic everyday for our Guests and themselves!
    Audition cities:

    • Anaheim, California
    • Ann Arbor, Michigan
    • Atlanta, Georgia
    • Austin, Texas
    • Chicago, Illinois
    • Columbus, Ohio
    • Des Moines, Iowa
    • Nashville, Tennessee
    • Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
    • Orlando, Florida
    • Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    • Raleigh, North Carolina
    • Rochester, New York
    • Salt Lake City, Utah
    • Seattle, W
    Interested candidates should arrive early to register and must view a presentation on campus or online prior to the audition. Times, dates and exact audition locations can be found by visiting our Web site.
    New ACE Credit Recommendation for work component!

    We have an exciting update that could broaden the opportunities for students to obtain credit for participating in our programs at the Disneyland Resort or the Walt Disney World Resort! The American Council on Education (ACE) recently granted the Disney College Program an official credit recommendation for the work component of the internship. Students could potentially earn up to nine semester hours of credit!
    This credit recommendation was made based on the comprehensive training each Disney Cast Member receives as well as the participant's ability to apply this training into their daily environment. It was further determined that the skills participants gain while on our program will contribute significantly to their academic and professional careers beyond the program.
    Additionally, this ACE recommendation provides the opportunity for more of our students to gain college credit for participating in our programs, allowing them to maintain their full-time status at their home educational institution.
    [You can subscribe to blogs by MousePlanet columnists, including David Koenig, Mark Goldhaber, Steve Russo, Shoshana Lewin, Alex Stroup and Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix, by visiting the blog page on our MousePad discussion boards (link). If you are a registered user you can have the most recent blog posting from your favorite columnist(s) sent right to your e-mail, or add it to your RSS utility.]

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    Thanks, Gabe. This will help a lot of our "cast member wannabes" get the information they need. And that was a really great interview.
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