Marissa Carlson, from Monee, Ill., is studying hospitality management to eventually work for a cruise line.
“Minors give you more options to explore your interests and can put you ahead of other applicants in the job force.”
Sarah Mader, from Mallard, Iowa, is studying apparel, merchandising, and design to one day open her own design company.
“I was always the girl who planned all of the socials for my friends and my school.”
“Everyone is dedicated and passionate about every performance and event; we’re like a second family.”
Maaike Hendrickson, from St. Ansgar, Iowa, is studying event management to one day work for a convention center.
“I really enjoy working events. I love all of the detail and planning. I love leading and working with people — that’s the idea of these majors.”
“Hospitality management is a field where skills are acquired through experience. You can learn the basics, but you have to get out and learn in person too.”
Alex Peters, from Pleasant Hill, Iowa, is studying apparel design and to one day be a fashion designer for Marco Marco.
"I love it. There’s so much that goes into event planning that people don’t think of—and a lot of career opportunities.”
“It is one of the biggest student-run fashion shows in the nation, and I get to say I helped make it happen.”
“I made friends with people who have and will have jobs in the industry. And those are valuable connections.”
Sydney Cline, from West Des Moines, Iowa, is studying apparel merchandising and event management to open her own wedding planning boutique.
“I wanted to focus less on sketching and more on the business side of fashion. Which is why I chose merchandising.”
Bridgett Konradi, from Ida Grove, Iowa, is studying event management to one day work for United Airlines.
“The Disney College program is a unique, fun, and rewarding experience not a lot of people get to take advantage of.”
Hannah Dehaan-Burch, from Pella, Iowa, is studying apparel design to one day design for Banana Republic.