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Isabella Schnitzler

Major: Event Management



Company/Organization: Walt Disney World
Company/Organization website: https://jobs.disneycareers.com/disney-college-program
Destination: Orlando, FL
Timeframe: Spring

Advisor/Coordinator Email: rmcclain@iastate.edu

I was responsible for...
Taking and filling orders, multi-tasking Preparing and assembling food items in a kitchen area, including the use of a fryer, grill, broiler, and other industrial cooking equipment Preparing, handling and serving food products including but not limited to meat, meat products, pork, shellfish, egg, dairy, gluten, soy, and nut products Cash handling - both manual and using computerized registers Bussing tables, cleaning kitchen and counter equipment, and emptying trash cans Dispensing and selling alcoholic beverages Setting and stocking tables, outdoor carts, and restaurants Heavy lifting, pushing heavy carts Working with cleaning chemicals Working independently or as part of a large team Standing for extended periods, working outdoors.

I accomplished...
my greatest accomplishment thus far has been when I made a little boys day by just talking with him about Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck for about 30 minutes. It seems like a small gesture but to that child it was everything and that is why I have always wanted to work for Disney.

I learned...
My greatest lesson that I have learned so far is that I am truly learning the backbone work of the company. With a company that is as large as Disney it truly cannot function without every person doing their part and doing it to the standards we all hold.

Advice for others...
If you have any interest at all in working for Disney one day this program is a great step into getting your foot in the door. I have already made so many connections here that can launch my career forward not just within Disney but other companies as well.

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