Career Choice as a Walt Disney Imagineer
Since I was 10 years old my life’s dream has been having a Disney Career as an Imagineer, more towards the artistic and shows, parades, and spectaculars creation and production, just as Steven Davison. I am currently 16 and I am on the process of choosing a specific major, and I was hoping someone of you could be able to help me in this matter, or give any suggestions to an specific college or major. I would love to intern at Walt Disney World while in school and therefore be able to start my way on the Disney Family earlier. I would love to be responsible of making all of those Disney Dreams come true, bringing the magic to life, and create something beyond a vacation… create a memory.
Well, you would want to get a career in Engineering. The University of Illinois, my alma mater, has a very good Engineering program that Disney likes to recruit from. I would recommend checking out Robert's interview with Tony Baxter though I think Mr. Baxter had a bit of a different path.
I'm not an Imagineer, but I play one on TPI.
How come no one offers up a thread titled "Career Choice as a Jungle Cruise skipper?"
I suggest you look at Disney's job want ads to determine if they are hiring Imagineers and to learn of what college degrees and job experience they require. The sad truth is Disney downsidize their Imagineering workforce. Disney largely outsourced their projects to contractors. You should look up theme park attractions contractors for internships as a stepping stone to working at Disney. Or maybe if you can't get into Disney, working for a contractor is the next best thing.
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