Rebecca Pilney

PilneyRebecca Pilney

Employer | The Walt Disney Company

Major | Business Administration

Expected Graduation Date | December 2017

Rebecca had a very rare and exciting internship which allowed her to figure out a future career goal of hers. Rebecca was able to have an internship with the Walt Disney Company down in Florida. After being there for a semester, she realized that after graduation she plans on applying for a second internship within the Walt Disney Company. She then hopes to grow within the company and land a full time position with them.

During Rebecca’s internship, her role in the company was a lifeguard at two of the Disney Worlds Value Resorts; Disney’s Art of Animation and Disney’s Pop Century Resorts. A typical day for Rebecca would include scanning her section of the pool to make sure all of the guests were safe and visit all of the other themed pools at the resorts. She would either work nights, which the hours were from 4:30 PM to 11:00PM or she would work the whole day which would be from 9:00 AM to  10:30 PM. On days where she would work the whole day, she would walk up to 14 miles!

Rebecca said that the most interesting part of her internship with the Walt Disney Company was all of the connections that she made. She met people all around the world that are not only a connection, but she also considered friends. Rebecca learned a lot from her internship including gaining knowledge about the company. Going into this internship, she hoped to learn more about how the Walt Disney Company uses leadership within their company.

When Rebecca was asked what advice she would give to college students trying to find an internship she said, “The advice that I would give to other students is find an internship that you find interesting with a company that you would possibly be interested in working for after college. Do your research on this internship and know what your role in the company will be before you accept the internship. Also make the best of the internship, this could be the first step towards your goals so be positive and work hard.”