Dunedin travel and tourism students may soon be rubbing
shoulders with Donald Duck and his Disney cronies in the
About 17 Sir George Seymour students from Dunedin and some
from Christchurch will be interviewed in Dunedin today by
recruiters from Walt Disney Parks and Resorts.
They had a recruitment presentation at the University of
Otago campus in Dunedin yesterday.
For the past few years, Disney Parks recruiters have visited
New Zealand to offer graduating travel and tourism students
jobs at various resorts including Walt Disney World in
Florida and Disneyland Park in California.
Sir George Seymour Dunedin campus manager Sharon Bratton said
it was a fantastic opportunity for graduates to receive
top-level training and work experience from a respected
At the same time, recruits could live and work in the US with
other young travel and tourism graduates from all around the
world, she said.
''Every year, we get students who really want to go. It's a
great opportunity; they get so much personal growth over that
year they're away.''
Interested students had to apply online before
representatives visited New Zealand each year.
The students, who had to graduate before arriving in the US,
underwent a presentation seminar before their individual
Mrs Bratton said being employed by Disney was a major boost
on any young graduate's CV.
''It's really good for any future employment.''
Graduates of the Dunedin course had been chosen by Disney
recruiters in the past couple of years, she said.