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For Immediate Release
December 17, 2013

IPFW Student Awarded Internship at Disney World

Key Info

  • IPFW student Gavin Mosier has been offered an internship at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida
  • Internship opportunity is part of the Disney College Program
  • Mosier is a sophomore engineering major

FORT WAYNE, Ind.—Gavin Mosier, a sophomore at Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW), has been selected to participate as an intern in the Spring Advantage Program 2014 as a part of the prestigious Disney College Program.

This program offers internships to college students and allows them to work and live onsite at Disneyland Resort in California and Walt Disney World Resort in Florida. Interns fill positions ranging from custodial staff to character performer. Mosier was awarded the part of a character performer at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida.

A native of Auburn, Ind., Mosier decided to continue his education at IPFW with a major in engineering. Mosier has always dreamed of working as a Walt Disney Imagineer.

"When people asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up, my answer was always the same, even more so now. Proudly, I tell them that I want to be a Walt Disney Imagineer," said Mosier. "Ever since my first trip to Walt Disney World when I was 6 years old that has been my dream job."

Along with earning college credits, Mosier will be working with college students from all over the country to put smiles on children's faces, and he couldn't be more excited.

"From the first time I met Gavin I had no doubt of his ability to improve the quality of Disney life," said Sarah Merchant, director of student services for the College of Engineering, Technology, and Computer Science (ETCS). "He absolutely glows when he talks about it. His passion is contagious."

"To me the Disney College Program means more than just a college internship," Mosier said. "It is an opportunity to create magic."

For more information contact Mosier at