The College Program Alumni Speaker Series (CPASS) is a seminar hosted by the Education team for Disney Internships and Programs. Many Walt Disney World Cast Members started on the Disney College Program, so this event is a way of formally networking with Cast Members from throughout the property that started in our shoes. I have loved getting the opportunity to attend these events!
The first CPASS that I went to was called Leaders Across Property, and the panel had managers from different areas of the company. The second CPASS that I went to focused on leaders in the world of Events. Each panel had 6 or 7 speakers, and they first started by answering questions led by the facilitator. Then, the floor was opened up for questions from the program participants in attendance. The event ended with getting to go around the room and ask individual questions.
By going to these events, I've gotten a glimpse into so many different parts of the company, and have definitely found some new departments that spark my interest! It's also very motivating to see that these managers all started exactly where we are starting, on the College Program. It's been wonderful to hear their journeys and advice, and I can't wait to see where my own path takes me.