Disney Visits Hampton University to Network with Students and Speak about Internships

HAMPTON, Va. (October 9, 2019) – The Walt Disney Company visited Hampton University’s Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications, October 2-3, to inform and invite students to apply for their professional internship programs.

Disney offers three-month and six-month term paid internships in different fields. The campus-wide presentation was given by Disney’s campus recruiters, Kim Surabian and Khalifa Nailor, along with former and current Hampton University students. Disney gives campus recruiting presentations throughout the year and they are currently recruiting for spring 2020 interns.

Although Surabian and Nailor held their presentation in the Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications Auditorium, Disney internships are offered to all student majors. Corey Williams, senior, marketing major, landed his internship with Disney as a marketing intern. Williams assisted in the production of a digital campaign that empowers women. “I wasn’t just limited to business; they gave me a well-rounded experience. I got some production experience, I edited, and managed the ads on the website. I also got to participate in a casting call for The Bachelor. I was able to do very cool things that I don’t feel I would have received anywhere else,” Williams said.

Recruiters also visited the James T. George School of Business, several Scripps classrooms, and were able to meet one-on-one with students and review their resumes. “The students appeared to be incredibly talented and everyone seemed to have a sense of pride that is unparalleled to anything I’ve ever witnessed on a campus visit,” said Nailor.

Students interested in internships asked the recruiters what exactly does Disney look for in an intern, as well as what steps they should take to increase their chances of securing a position. “Be concise and apply to positions you actually have interest in because I can tell right away when someone doesn’t really know what they want to do, when they apply to every open position,” said Surabian.

For more information on Disney internships, visit https://jobs.disneycareers.com/.