Skylar Lands Dream Internship with the Disney College Program

Skylar sits outside the student center at a solar panel powered bench

Skylar Calvello, a sophomore advertising and public relations double major from Washington Township (Gloucester County), NJ, excitedly accepts the Disney College Program experience in Florida this spring semester!
Skylar stands outside Savitz hall by a red berry tree

My hand was trembling as I stared at my phone waiting for the phone call. I don’t think that I had ever been so nervous in my entire life. I could not control the shaking of my hand and voice. The phone finally rang, and I stared at my phone. I finally picked up and said, “Hello! This is Skylar,” in my most cheerful voice. The person on the line started asking me questions and everything started to feel almost natural. An hour passed, and the interview concluded. After this, it was just a waiting game. For the next two weeks, I kept being asked “Did you hear from them yet?” with always the same response of “no, not yet.” Finally, one day while walking to class, I received a text message, “Congratulations, check your email for more information.” Of course, I began excitedly clicking and scrolling through millions of emails to find the one I was looking for. A bright purple and yellow banner appeared on top and it said, “Congratulations Sky, you’ve been accepted to the Disney College Program for Spring 2019.”

Skylar poses in front of the owl statue with a pair of pink minnie mouse ears

Never did I think I would be a part of the Disney College program although it’s always been a dream of mine. I don’t think I can remember a vacation anywhere other than Disney World. Now in a few months, I’ll be helping to make the magic happen. I found out about the Disney College Program one day this past summer while I was sitting on my couch at home. Rowan had sent me an email about applying with the link to the application. I read all the requirements and I satisfied every single one, so I thought why not? It is for reasons like this that I couldn’t imagine going to school anywhere other than Rowan. My advisor has gone above and beyond to help me feel comfortable with my transition from Rowan to Disney World. They are always looking to help you thrive and succeed. Within a few short months, I’ll be starting a new chapter in my college career all thanks to Rowan.

A Rowan tshirt next to the acceptance letter for the disney college program

I am so happy to call Rowan my second home.

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Story by: Skylar Calvello