History has been created as World’s No. 1 Entertainment Company Walt Disney, USA has selected 47 Chandigarh University students during campus placements 2019-20. This information was shared by Meenu Bhardwaj, Manager, Department of International Relations, Chandigarh University. While giving details about the campus placements conducted by Walt Disney, Meenu said, “Its been fifth year in a row that the US based Multi-National has conducted campus placement and selected students from Chandigarh University.” The number of selections, 47 this year has been pan-India highest number of selections made by Walt Disney, she added.
Department of International Relations informed that the students have been offered a package of Rs. 18 LPA which is amongst the highest in the hospitality industry. The selected students would be offered three months training during which they would be paid US$ 300 per week as the training stipend and in addition the company would be looking after their boarding and lodging at Disneyland.
Meenu Bhardwaj further said that, “In total more than 139 students have been selected by Walt Disney under the Disney Cultural Exchange Program over a span of 5 years and the selected students would be joining as interns in various departments at Disneyland, Orlando, Florida, USA.” In 2014, 5 students were selected, 10 selections in 2015, 11 selections in 2016, 25 selections in 2017, 41 selections in 2018. The selection process comprised on Personality Development Test followed by Interview by team of Walt Disney officials which was lead by Yvette Noethen, HR.
Amongst the selected 47 students, the highest number of students 23 belong to the field of Hotel Management, 13 from Airlines & Tourism, 9 from BBA and 2 from B.Com. “It is a dream come true for me as i have been placed with world’s top company and we would represent India in the international hospitality industry as students from 20 countries would be joining us at Disneyland, USA,” said Rhthym, one of the selected students of BBA Department.
About Chandigarh University:- Chandigarh University is an autonomous educational institution approved by UGC and is located near Chandigarh in the state of Punjab. It offers more than 109 UG and PG programs in the field of engineering, management, pharmacy, law, architecture, journalism, animation, hotel management, commerce and others. It has been awarded as The University with Best Placements by WCRC.