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Graduating senior selected to participate in Disney College Program
May 1, 2014
Senior Jessica Morgan has been selected a second time to participate in the Disney College Program, a paid internship program that will let the technical theatre major get more experience in the world of entertainment before applying for a permanent position.
After Commencement next weekend, Morgan will head to Disney in Orlando, where she will take theatre courses and rotate through recreational roles, working at stations such as lifeguarding and boat rentals.
When she completes the internship in January, she hopes to apply for a position as a production assistant in the theatre program there.
Morgan originally came to Stephens to pursue acting but discovered that she was really a star behind the scenes.
“I started volunteering in the shop and turned out to be really good at it,” she said. “I went on to be a technical director at the [student-run] Warehouse Theatre my freshman year. That really helped me gain leadership experience. I fell in love with it.”
Morgan participated in Disney College—which is “extremely competitive,” according to the program’s website—once before working on the merchandising side.
“It’s a lot of fun,” she said. “I enjoyed it so much, I had to go back.”