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A magical adventure

Emily Carter

Emily Carter

A Disney internship just might be the happiest internship on earth for Iowa State fifth-year senior Emily Carter. After all, she’s dreamed of working at Disney ever since she can remember. As it turns out, Iowa State was the place that could help make her dream come true.

In our industrial engineering program, Carter found everything she needed to build an impressive résumé. She found courses that challenged her. Leadership opportunities that helped her excel. And, maybe most important, she found professors who encouraged her every step of the way. Said Carter, “The faculty at Iowa State genuinely care about you and want you to succeed.”

Through this internship, Carter will provide analytical support to Disney’s merchandising, attractions, and entertainment business lines. For her, it’s a once-in-a-lifetime adventure. After all, her family has traveled to either Disneyland or Disney World from their home state of Washington every year since she was just 10 months old. As Carter puts it, “How often do you get the chance to work for the best hospitality company in the world while fulfilling a lifelong dream at the same time? I’ll look back on this experience for as long as I live.”

Sure, Disney might be known as the place where dreams come true. But Iowa State also has a reputation for making dreams a reality. No matter if your dream is to land an amazing internship at Disney or a job reporting for TIME magazine — when you come here, you can find a magical opportunity too.

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Originally published by Iowa State University.