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During the "Disney on the Yard" event, the DSU community was entertained by the University's Approaching Storm Band and their special guest performer -- Mickey Mouse.
In this photo: During the “Disney on the Yard” event, the DSU community was entertained by the University’s Approaching Storm Band and their special guest performer – Mickey Mouse.
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“Disney on the Yard” in the MLK Jr. Student Center

Wednesday, March 20, 2024

Mickey Mouse and his Disney colleagues descended upon Delaware State University to share the internship and career opportunities at the American multinational mass media and entertainment conglomerate.

The March 19 “Disney on the Yard” event occupied the first floor of the Martin Luther King Jr. Student Center, where Disney officials told students about the countless opportunities at any of the company’s entities – the ABC television network, ESPN, Freeform, FX, Hulu, Hotstar, and Disney+ cable networks, as well as its host of theme parks, resort hotels, and cruise lines.

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In addition to receiving information about internships and job possibilities at the 100-year, $200 billion company, DSU students were entertained by Mickey Mouse, who performed with the University’s Approaching Storm Marching Band. While the world’s most famous mouse did not play an instrument, he strutted and stepped in synch with the band members.A Disney official talks with two DSU students during the event.

“We want to show representation, authenticity, and let these HBCU students know that there is an opportunity, a place, and a space for them if they so choose to work at the Walt Disney Company,” said Dayna Lee Libby, the Outreach and Engagement Director of Disney on the Yard. “Here with us today, we have ESPN Next, a program within ESPN where they hire new graduates and nearing graduates to come and become production assistants and work for ESPN. You are literally writing the script, cutting videos, and talking to anchors. It can be your first out-of-college job.”

Ms. Libby added that all of Disney’s network and entertainment divisions have internship and career opportunities.

On March 18, Disney officials met with Mass Communication and Accounting students. Ms. Libby said she was particularly impressed with the hands-on experience the students are receiving at DSU.

“It was great to see those students already knowing what they are doing and already working in the field,” Ms. Libby said.