Dominican student off to internship at happiest place on earth

Nov 29, 2012 No Comments by

SAN RAFAEL, CA— George Lucas is not the only one to recently seal a successful deal with the Magic Kingdom of Mickey, Minnie, Donald and friends. While the high profile sale of LucasFilm LTD has been shaking up the entertainment world of late, Dominican University of California junior Breyanna Bombard has experienced her own world rock. She has been accepted into an internship program at  Disney World in Florida.  For the spring 2013 semester she will take her place beside a costumed, live Disney character and serve as an attendant and provide public relations support.

(photo/Lise Stampfli-Torme) Dominican University junior Breyanna Bombard in her favorite pair of Mickey Mouse ears. She leaves for her internship in Florida on January 7.

“I was in tears, I was so happy about this.  It’s a dream come true.” said Bombard.  A long-time devotee of Disney’s animated characters, particularly the Princess characters. Bombard is looking forward to finding out what happens behind the ramparts of FantasyLand.  “I am especially excited to see Disney World from the different perspective of an employee. Disney World is the gold standard of family entertainment,” says Bombard. “And it’s  the opportunity of a lifetime to see how it all works.”

The three-part application process was nail biting for Bombard.

The online employment application was posted Sept. 6 and had Bombard up until 2 a.m. waiting to apply.  After filling out the form she experienced a screen freeze and had to begin again.

After posting her application she was notified by email about her upcoming web-based interview. She prepared for this interview by reviewing the questions and prepping with flash cards.  After her reply to the last question in her web interview she received congratulations for her advancement in the process. Her phone interview was next. This interview was  scheduled for  Sept.15 at 2 p.m.

Bombard exerted great self-control and discipline in preparing for this interview.  This was a good thing, as the phone call came six minutes early.  With a nice, friendly feminine voice on the other end, she told herself, “Just be yourself.” The interviewer asked her general questions about kinds of jobs she would be interested in. “What would you do if a child was afraid to go up to a character?” the interviewer asked.  Her reply, “Get down on their level and talk to them, assure them that Mickey would love to meet them.”  Asked which park she’d like to go to, Bombard quickly replied, “Disney World.”  The interview lasted longer than the planned 15 minutes, going nearly 10 minutes longer.

At the conclusion of the interview Bombard was told it could take up to two weeks to find out about her acceptance and assignment.

The confirmation came in to her Android phone just four days later.  The email began, ” Congratulations…”

She writes about her experiences on her Tumblr page at, bbinthedcp.tumblr.com

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