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Yaqi Wang, a 2nd year MBA from China, interns at Walt Disney World in Orlando.

Yaqi Wang, MBA
Yaqi Wang, MBA student

Yaqi Wang, a second year MBA at the A. Gary Anderson Graduate School of Management, worked for Disney as Workforce Planning Intern at Walt Disney World in Orlando.

After a competitive  application process, going head to head with dozens of other MBA students from the nation’s top business schools, Yaqi was one of the few that were selected to intern at Diseny. 

How did she achieve this? 

Yaqi is an international student from China who received two internship offers, one from Ernst & Young in Beijing and one from The Walt Disney Company in Orlando, Florida. Aside from attending all the networking events organized by the Career Center, she said she was advised and greatly helped by Executive Fellow Tim Greenleaf. “To my surprise, Mr. Greenleaf even generously offered to contact his friends in both of the companies in order to help me find out where a full-time career path could lead!”

My job is utilizing IBM Cognos Business Intelligence to do data reporting for human resources from Walt Disney Parks & Resorts Data Architecture. It took me four months to fully understand the data structure for such a huge business organization. However, I not only survived the process but also found myself frightfully enjoyed it.

Intern at Walt Disney, Orlando

 “Half way through my internship, I created the most complicated Cognos report since Disney Workforce Planning adopted IBM Cognos as our dominating reporting tool three years ago. There is no doubt that the classes I took at AGSM have cultivated my ability to think independently and to work cooperatively. Moreover, the experience I gained from the networking events held by career center and serving as an ambassador of AGSM has prepared me for creative and effective communication with members across Disney.”

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