Co-op is a partnership among employers, students, and the college, designed to provide students with on-the-job training, college credit, and in most cases, wages. Co-op is an integral part of most degree and certificate programs; it enhances the educational process for students by integrating classroom instruction with hands-on experience.
Internships are valuable partnerships for job experience and can add to your professional, personal, and academic growth. They can be either paid or unpaid. They do not need to be related to your major. Employers tend to use the terms Co-op/Internship interchangeably
Students are responsible for arranging their individual Co-op/Internships. In most cases students begin preparing their Co-op/Internships two quarters before graduation.
199 Instructors are responsible for advising Co-op/ Internships students in their respective departments.
Employers can recruit from a talented student pool and participate in the student's educational learning process through the Co-op/Internship Program.
The Disney College Program
The Disney College Program allows interns to 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.
“Working at Disney was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that I would not trade for anything. I worked with some of nicest people I've ever met and really enjoyed the perks I got for being a cast member.”