Faculty & Staff  |  Current Students

News | Calendar | Directory | Library | Give

School of Business

The Disney Semester

Disney College program banner

Spend a Semester Interning with the Disney College Program

The Disney Semester in the Point Park University School of Business combines the invaluable experience of a Disney College Program internship with course work from both Point Park University and the Disney Education Connection. It’s a unique opportunity to be immersed in one of the best-known and loved brands in the entertainment world while earning up to 15 credits toward your business major or minor.  

A Disney internship experience provides students exposure to a company with high standards of business practices and citizenship that are widely acknowledged in the industry.

According to Forbes, Disney is the world’s third most reputable company. In addition, Fortune ranked Disney as one of the world’s most-admired entertainment companies. The Disney name on your resume will speak volumes about you to potential employers and is a definite advantage in your job search.

Pictured is SAEM student and intern for Disney, Ashley Dobransky.
SAEM student Ashley Dobransky discusses her internship
with the Disney College Program.

Application Process

Interested students must first apply online to the Disney College Program. If you have been offered an internship (see Disney College program internship requirements and specifications) you can then register for your internship with Point Park University, and select your Point Park University and Disney College course offerings. Your entire semester will be spent on location in Orlando, Fla., and may include up to 15 credits.

Example Schedule

  • Six credits — BMGT 295 or SAEM 350 Internship (paid internships generally run more than 400 hours)
  • Six credits — Select two courses from the Disney College course offerings
    • Human Resource Management
    • Organizational Leadership
    • Corporate Communications
    • Disney Corporate Analysis

Financial Aid and Housing

Students are responsible for coordinating housing and notifying the financial aid department about their Disney Semester.

Get Started

College courses at Disney are accredited by the American Council on Education. To begin the registration process, contact your academic advisor. If you are an SAEM major, contact Assistant Professor Teresa Gregory.