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  • MCC celebrates 350th internship to Disney College Program

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    March 19, 2018
    Students may receive up to six college credits from MCC as a Disney College Program intern
    MESA, Arizona – March 20, 2018 – Mesa Community College, a Distinguished Disney College Program Institution, is pleased to announce its 350th student internship with the Disney College Program. MCC students locally and from around the world have benefited from the internship program since 2001.

    Any MCC student may apply for the paid internship, which includes the earning of college credits. They gain valuable, on-the-job experience working in Disney parks and resorts, participate in college coursework offered on location and live with people from all over the world in Disney-sponsored housing located near the Disneyland Resort in California and the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida.

    “Students attending the Disney College Program sponsored by MCC are from more than 40 majors from accounting to animation, computer information systems and medicine to music,” said Dr. Linda Collins, chair, MCC Department of Business and Information Systems. “This internship provides a quality learning experience for students pursuing a variety of careers.”

    The five- to seven-month program encourages interns to network with leaders, take part in personal and career development classes, and build transferable skills such as problem-solving, teamwork, guest services and effective communication.

    “I would encourage any student interested in this fantastic opportunity to apply now for Fall 2018,” Collins said. “Students who have participated in the program tell us it is a life-changing experience.”

    Visit Disney College Information on MCC’s website for additional information.

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    Media Contact: Dawn Zimmer, dawnzimmer@mesacc.edu, 480-461-7892

    Mesa Community College is nationally recognized for service-learning, career and technical programs, civic engagement and innovative approaches to higher education. The college serves as a resource for career readiness, transfer education, workforce development and lifelong learning. Host to more than 30,000 students annually, MCC offers more than 150 degree and certificate programs at its two campuses and additional locations. MCC is an emerging Hispanic Serving Institution with a diverse student body that enriches the learning experience. Renowned faculty are dedicated to student success, providing the education and training that empowers MCC students to compete locally and nationally. MCC, located in the East Valley of Phoenix, Arizona, is one of 10 colleges comprising the Maricopa County Community College District. For additional information, Visit mesacc.edu.

    Mesa Community College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association (NCA) http://www.ncahlc.org

    The Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) is an EEO/AA institution and an equal opportunity employer of protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, or national origin. A lack of English language skills will not be a barrier to admission and participation in the career and technical education programs of the District.

    The Maricopa County Community College District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability or age in its programs or activities. For Title IX/504 concerns, call the following number to reach the appointed coordinator: (480) 731-8499. For additional information, as well as a listing of all coordinators within the Maricopa College system, http://www. maricopa.edu/non-discrimination.

    Dawn Zimmer, Media Relations Coordinator
    (480) 461-7892