FHSU student from Great Bend accepted into Disney College Program in Florida

11/30/18
By Lexie Schaben
HAYS, Kan. – Macy Moyers, a junior majoring in biology, received a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity in March 2018 when she was notified of her acceptance into the Disney College Program at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Fla.

“I am beyond lucky to have this opportunity,” said Moyers. “I am glad that I have the opportunity to go beyond the usual type of learning experience and learn and work in a place that I would never be able to experience otherwise.”

Moyers, originating from Great Bend, began her internship in May 2018. It will end in January.

The program provides participants the opportunity to live, earn and learn while at Disney. They also have the option of taking courses and seminars through Disney while there.

Moyers took a summer seminar series, “Disney’s Animal Science Seminar,” in which she learned that Disney’s main focuses are to educate the public about animals, the environment and the preservation of wildlife and the environment worldwide.

During the seminars, participants learned about the diverse departments within Disney’s animal, science and environment team and were given the opportunity to meet some cast members in those areas.

“As a participant in this series, I gained field experience at Disney’s Animal Kingdom and the Living Seas in Epcot,” she said.

“My experience has been great.” “I have always wanted to work for Disney and be part of the magic that guests experience.”

Moyers was previously a life guard at Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon, where she was stationed for five months. She now works at the food and beverage service in Tomorrowland at Magic Kingdom.

On her days off, she enjoys exploring Walt Disney World and Orlando with the friends she has made through this unique opportunity.

“It is an amazing opportunity to experience this diversity while also making friends and learning from others,” she said.

“This internship has allowed me to acquire useful on-the-job experiences while working with one of the most reputable companies in the world,” said Moyers.

Moyers, on track to graduate in May 2020, is currently a full-time FHSU virtual student while at her internship. She is working towards a Bachelor of Science degree in biology with a concentration in health professions and plans to attend dental school after she graduates.

“Participating in the Disney College Program has allowed me to have on the job experiences and gain transferable skills that will benefit me in my future endeavors,” she said.

“Disney, as a company, has a main focus on their guest service.” “It would be advantageous for me to incorporate these guest service skills with my future in patient care.”

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