My Internship Experience: Lexi Kakis
Prior to graduating from Molloy College with a degree in Media Communication, Lexi spent 4 months interning at what some refer to as “The Happiest Place on Earth.” Lexi interned for the Walt Disney World Company in Orlando, Florida as part of the Disney College Program as a Merchandising Intern.
As a merchandise intern, Lexi worked in Blizzard Beach Water Park and Adventure land as well as Liberty Square in Magic Kingdom. “Every day it was my responsibility to interact with guests of all ages, make sure the merchandise locations were in show ready condition at all times, stock the sales floor, assist guests with transactions etc.” says Lexi.
Lexi credits the internship with giving her some great experiences saying, “I was lucky enough to work during the fall season so I got to work events such as Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party and Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas.”
Lexi enjoyed interacting with the Disney guests and says her internship provided her with various opportunities to learn something new. “It was a valuable learning experience, and there were endless opportunities for growth within the company. The company emphasizes 4 basic keys: safety, courtesy, efficiency and show and holds them to an incredibly high, yet attainable standard that can be replicated in future jobs,” Says Lexi.