Central Lakes College student Jeffrey Wuollet isn’t just going to Walt Disney World after graduating this spring. He’s going to work there. And he’s going to college. The Staples resident and Associate in Arts degree earner was awarded an expense-paid internship for the fall semester in which he originally planned to attend Southwest Minnesota State University, Marshall, to pursue theater arts. Now he’ll be earning credits as a Disney College Program cast member in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., which is accredited by the American Council on Education. At Disney, Wuollet’s role will be to work in food and beverage, multi-tasking as he fills orders using cooking equipment and performing many other tasks associated with customer service as part of a large team.Wuollet’s experience in theatre at CLC includes acting in “The Drowsy Chaperone,” “The Doctor In Spite of Himself,” and “When Life Hands You Lemons.” He also plays euphonium in the CLC Community Band and has enjoyed intramural activities such as broomball sponsored by CLC Student Life. In Florida during what is called the “Fall Advantage Quarter,” Wuollet expects to add studies in business management and entrepreneurship. The five-month internship includes classes as well as networking opportunities. He will earn a wage slightly above the minimum and pay only for textbooks. His award includes food, housing, and transportation throughout the massive resort complex.
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