The role didn't really suit me. The tasks were boring and I wasn't invloved by the team, so I felt isolated and unappreciated as I spent 95% of the time just doing invoices and emails with little face to face communication. It felt very much like a work experince/internship that lasted a year as I never felt included and was just doing simple tasks in the background.
This internship provided a great opportunity to get involved in a variety of 'real work', which included legal research and tasks, but also general business exposure. This mix was both extremely interesting and also useful for both deciding, and helping to get a head start on, a future career path.
There have been highs and lows. I have struggled with feeling out of my depth, especially at the beginning. Sometimes there is a lack of communication between the team which can mean it's harder for someone at intern level to feel comfortable to get their point across. That said, I have had the opportunity to work on some really cool projects. I have attended fieldwork in Leeds/York, I have ran my own focus groups, carried out a piece of primary research from brief to debrief which has been extremely fulfilling. I also feel great after I present and get good feedback - I've not only developed skills in business, but also skills in who I am personally.
I working in Finance for Disney Channels and it's been a great year! The team is great and really supportive. You get given a lot of responsiblity from day 1 and learn so much - both technical and soft skills. There's so many opportunities to take initiative and push yourself out of your comfort zone.
I have loved my time at Disney, it is a diverse and relaxed company which has a fantastic culture. Due to the size of the company, it means you are continuously learning and meeting new people from all over the world. It is also possible to get involved with project from different lines of business, including support with the employee resource groups such as Pride and also volunteering projects.
I enjoyed my placement a lot. Disney is a very fun and social company to work for and the people in my team were fun and easy to talk to. Disney offers opportunities like screenings of new films and other perks and the work itself was enjoyable. It has been a very enjoyable year.
To a great extent I enjoyed my placement, I was given a huge amount of responsibility and really learnt the ins and outs of digital marketing. Disney is one of the leading entertainment companies in the world and to be given an insight into how the dynamics of such a global company works was really valuable.
My placement hasn't been easy, but is has been very enjoyable. The workload has been stressful at times. I get to work on a variety of different tasks, so every day is new and interesting. My team are lovely and great role models, so I feel very lucky! I would do it all over again if I could.
Disney provided a welcoming and fun environment for students in their first job. I felt completely guided and supported throughout, yet I was never overly controlled or monitored. My team were great and so very helpful, and were more than willing to help me learn and teach me new skills. The ability to work with some of the best content in the world, in the top entertainment company, was for me such a privilege.
I went through a honeymoon phase with this placement at the start, then it started getting a bit harder. A big factor to the reason I might have struggled is the fact that I’m working with a remote team & none of my teams where around me. However, with time I became better in tasks and understood the tasks expected from me. This has been a work experience that has taught me things studying wouldn’t have been able to teach you, and I gained many skills.
My year working at The Walt Disney Company has been hugely exciting- I couldn't have imagined a more fun and interesting company to do my internship. I was lucky enough to be based in the Studios department and so I have experienced and learnt first hand how to create exciting and innovative marketing campaigns for films. I would say my biggest highlight of the year was getting to attend the premiere for Mary Poppins Returns.
I couldn't have asked for a better placement at Disney. I looked forward to going to work every day and working in such a diverse and fun environment. I couldn't have asked for a better placement year than this and would love to go back and work there once I have graduated my degree.
There is a lot of variation in the role with many ad hoc requests which keeps the job enjoyable. However there are some reports that need updating frequently and some forecasts that need completing monthly which can be boring. Being able to attend meetings with different members of the wider team/company also adds variation and allows you to see what the reports you’re creating are used for.
- People were friendly and welcoming - A lot of interns gave a good atmosphere - Projects were assigned to me - Sometimes work could be boring, IT might not be for me - Going to the Disney Cinema to watch the latest movies was really fun and a nice benefit
I really enjoyed the year industry. There was never a day that I dreaded going into work, even if I was super busy. Every day was different which was also exciting, because I imagined going into an office job would be repetitive. Definitely not the case for Disney!
I have always been a massive Disney fan, therefore coming to work for TWDC as part of my placement programme was a dream come true for me. The environment here was always very friendly and supportive of its interns and everyone made us feel part of the team. These circumstances allowed me to excel and perform at the best of my abilities during this year.