A University of Sunderland student has been chosen to represent the North East at the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, USA.
Jasmine Singh, 20, from Boldon, was chosen from over 1000 applicants for her dream job as part Disney’s cultural representative programme, which is scheduled to begin later this year.
She will be representing the North East at the United Kingdom Pavilion in Epcot. The UK Pavilion is a dedicated themed fayre to represent this country in Epcot at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida.
Jasmine, a Public Relations student, said: “I know a lot about our culture and history, so I’ll be able to share this with everyone in the US.
“I’ve always loved Disney and it is probably because of my name.”
Ms Singh, who shares her first name with the Disney character Princess Jasmine, said that she has always wanted to work at Disney. She attributes her trip as a child to the Walt Disney World as the thing that influenced her interest in the theme park.
Epcot is second of four massive theme parks built at the Disney World in Florida.
The cultural representative programme run by Disney requires all its participants to share their culture with guests visiting the resort. As a part of the programme, participants live at the resort for an entire year.
For the interview she was asked to bring something that represented her hometown and give a talk on it.
In response, Jasmine took a paper-people-chain with each segment representing different towns and cities in the north east including Newcastle and Sunderland which helped her progress to the next stage of the application.
Although Jasmine has been offered a placement in hospitality, she says that a specific role would be conveyed only on arrival at the resort.