Monday, September 23, 2013

Disney Locked in the Crosshairs of Kenyatta Malloy

By Keith Davidson, ENGL 336.001

Kenyatta Malloy showing her pride as a sister of Alpha Sigma Tau.
Kenyatta Malloy, a communication studies major at Frostburg State University, took the first steps towards her dream job on Thursday, September 19 when she had a phone interview for the Disney College Program. Malloy has always wanted to work for Disney, and she describes her dream job as being an event planner for one of the company’s theme parks. “People say Disney World is the best place on Earth, and I believe it,” says Malloy.

If accepted into the program, Malloy will join a select few students from across the world in building and developing her strengths at one of the company’s theme parks. Ideally, she would like to be placed at the Disney World site in Orlando, Florida. While she is not sure what positions she could be placed in if accepted into the program, any position at the park should fit her interest well, but event planning or public relations are where her heart truly lies. “I think I’ll be able to do what I really love, which is talking,” says Malloy.

Malloy feels she is well suited for the internship at Disney because she has gained a lot of experience during her time at FSU. She credits her sorority Alpha Sigma Tau (AST) as being one of the largest contributors to her success. “I’ve wanted to be in a sorority ever since I watched Legally Blonde years ago,” says Malloy, and based off her contribution to AST’s recruitment and event efforts, the time spent waiting to join was well worth it.

In addition to her experiences and time at FSU, she also credits David Tutera, a famous celebrity-wedding planner, for inspiring her through his work and television programs. Watching Tutera has inspired Malloy to pursue career options in event planning while also helping her to find the right path to take in college.

Whether or not Disney is in her future is yet to be determined, but regardless, Malloy is well prepared to tackle whatever life throws at her. In fact, she is already making plans to move to New York City after she graduates from FSU to start working for a large mass media firm such as Hearst Corporation.

For more information on the Disney College Program, follow the link here.

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