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Holmesglen students to work at Disney World

A collection of Holmesglen students are headed abroad, after receiving admission into the Disney Cultural Exchange Program.

Three tourism students from the Moorabbin campus, and one from Waverley, will fly to Florida's Disney World in January 2017 to begin their training and work placements.

In a positive reflection of the Holmesglen courses, all students who applied were successful with their submissions.

"The feedback from the interviewer was that our Holmesglen students were well prepared and professional," Tourism Teacher Melissa Couchman said.

Student Patrick Mason-Jones will work as a lifeguard at one of Disney's water parks, while the other respective participants, Natalie Fisher, Sian Beli-Ruston, and Meaghan Horkings (pictured above), will work in merchandise throughout the various park locations.

The work placements are part of the aforementioned Disney Cultural Exchange Program, which presents students from Australia and New Zealand with an opportunity to secure paid work, for up to a year, in Disney's entertainment and hospitality industry.  

The latest student acceptances follow another Holmesglen alumna receiving entry into the program, with Taylor Doyle to also soon begin work within Disney's merchandising department.

"It's one of those industries that keeps on reinventing itself. The students, when they first come in, often don't realise the scope of the industry. There is such breadth," Melissa said of the current tourism field.

You can read more about opportunities available within the tourism industry via our feature article.

All information is correct at the time of printing but subject to change.

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