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Recently, high school students in Eleuthera, Bahamas, home to Disney Lookout Cay at Lighthouse Point, learned about a whole new world when they met with Disney Cruise Line cast members who spoke about careers with Disney, both on land and at sea. The cruise line hosted an interactive career panel discussion with high school students in the Junior Achievement Eleuthera Job Shadow, a program designed to help students develop a deeper understanding of their talents, interests, and values.

Disney Cruise Line human resources manager and local Bahamian, Leslie Lopez, participated in the panel, alongside cast members from Walt Disney Imagineering and Communications. Each of the panelists is part of the team supporting the opening of the cruise line’s second island destination in Eleuthera, Disney Lookout Cay at Lighthouse Point. They talked about their career journeys, day-to-day roles, and the maritime and hospitality industries.

“It was a privilege to be able to share my career experiences and highlight the exciting and diverse opportunities available for Bahamians with Disney,” said Leslie Lopez, human resources manager at Disney Cruise Line. “Our hope is that events like this help inspire our young people to explore their interests and follow their dreams.”

Following the career panel, the students also participated in a resume writing workshop with panelists.

Junior Achievement student Jade Thompson said that during this event, she learned valuable information to help her plan for the future. She shared, “I learned how to apply for an interview, write my resume, prepare a business plan, and other tips for my career. I plan to apply these learnings throughout my life. It was a really positive experience.”

Another student who attended, Sobrina Louima, said she was inspired by the career panel, and added, “My takeaway from this event is that you should always be open to venturing out, and never limit yourself.”

This initiative is part of Disney Cruise Line’s commitment to creating lasting, positive impact in its port communities by investing in youth education initiatives that provide awareness, access, and hands-on learning opportunities.

“Disney Cruise Line’s support means the world to local students. It not only opens doors to new opportunities but also instills a sense of hope and motivation,” said Clara Young, Junior Achievement Eleuthera programme coordinator. “Through their support, Disney Cruise Line is empowering our students to dream big, believe in themselves and achieve their goals with confidence.”

Opening this June, Disney Lookout Cay at Lighthouse Point will create sustainable economic opportunities for Bahamians, protect the natural beauty of the site, celebrate Bahamian culture, and help strengthen the community in Eleuthera.

Disney Cruise Line is dedicated to recruiting and employing majority Bahamian workforce at its premier island destinations in The Bahamas and has committed to creating at least 150 well-paying operations jobs, with benefits in a range of disciplines with opportunities for advancement at Disney Lookout Cay at Lighthouse Point.

Those interested in growing their career with Disney Cruise Line may visit DCLJobs.com to explore available roles and to learn more about cast and crew benefits.

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