It’s not easy figuring out how to put your DCP internship on your resume.
But, maybe this will help:
Remember, Disney managers generally won’t give out professional references, but if you’re friends with them, they might be willing to do a personal reference.
You can use a copy of your pay stub to document your Disney internship work or, if you had an End of Program Evaluation, you can use that.
We suggest this format for adding the DCP internship your resume:
Walt Disney World, Lake Buena Vista, Florida Fall 2016
Cast Member, Disney College Program Internship
Responsibilities and accomplishments:
- Providing exceptional guest services, cash handling and sorting
- Maintaining merchandise presentation and stocking
- Responsible for ensuring guest satisfaction by giving prompt, friendly and knowledgeable service
- Disney Class: Experiential Learning at the Parks, grade: A, Disney University
Discovery Island at Disney’s Animal Kingdom
Disney employment verification: (800) 800-4857, ext. 9000 (www.vjsus.com, 9000)
Disney University at Walt Disney World
5555 North Center Drive
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
Use something obvious like “Mickey Mouse” to start a discussion about Disney managers not giving out references policy.
And, you can always use coworkers as references, with their permission, of course!
The number to verify Disney employment is:
(800) 800-4857, ext. 9000, Mon-Fri 8am-8pm EST
It costs $20US to verify your employment at the Walt Disney Company. They will only verify that you were employed by Disney as a cast member and the dates that you were employed. They have employment dates for all Disney Company subsidiaries, including Disney Parks and Resorts, Disney Cruise Line, etc.
They will not give out salary info, specific job info other than Cast Member, points/reprimands, or rehire status. The company that Disney hired to do their employment verification for them (Vjsus) has no access to that personnel information.
For more resume writing tips, visit the blog we wrote about writing your resume: Tips for Writing Your Resume
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by Elly Collins & Caroline Collins
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