Tim McCann already felt lucky to do his VU Business work placement at Walt Disney World in Florida. So, to be offered a role there after graduation was nothing short of a ‘dream come true!’
“It was an experience of a lifetime. During my Work-Integrated Learning (WIL) co-op year at Walt Disney World in the US, I lived with and met people from around the globe. I learnt business philosophies from a world-renowned company through networking and leadership seminars. The variety of roles included retail, food and beverage and finance.
I loved every minute of my time at VU. The staff wanted us to do well not just in our studies, but also in life. I made lifelong friends and networks – through volunteering, student mentoring and the LEAD program.
My Bachelor of Business course units were all relevant to the working world, and my specialisation in Tourism & Hospitality Management developed my understanding of sustainable tourism.
After returning to Australia, my experience opened doors for me with high-profile organisations Crown Melbourne, Flight Centre and Mantra, with positions in exclusive venues, tourism and travel, corporate business and events.
I jumped when I saw the opportunity to gain a permanent role back at Walt Disney World. I’m now in the Guest Experience Team where I meet and work with inspiring people every day.”