Feb 11, 2016
A Quantum Education Group student has landed a dream job at 'The Happiest Place On Earth'.
Kimberleigh, who studied travel and tourism at Quantum Education Group in Hastings, has been offered a position working as part of the Disney Crew at Disney World in Florida, USA!
“I was very excited when I found out. As a child I always wanted to go to Disney World and see Minnie Mouse who was my favourite character. Now I get the opportunity to work there,” says Kimberleigh.
Kimberleigh left New Zealand for Florida in December last year, and will work at Disney World for one year. She will be working in various areas of the theme park including merchandising as well as food and beverage.
Kimberleigh credits Quantum for the opportunity she has been given, and says she wouldn’t have had this opportunity if she didn’t study travel and tourism.
“I believe this is an amazing opportunity and without all the hands on learning I did [at Quantum in Hastings] I may have never got such an opportunity to further my passion for travel and tourism in an international field let alone a domestic field.”
Studying at Quantum opened Kimberleigh’s eyes to all of the opportunities in the tourism industry, including the roles at Disney World. Studying has also helped her transform from someone who was timid and shy, to someone who has confidence in her skills and abilities.
“Quantum helped me grow confidence in myself. I barely knew anything about Disney World before studying and learning about American attractions and activities was by far my favourite section of my course. Without studying I would have never had the confidence to even apply at Disney World.”
Congratulations on your success Kimberleigh!