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CSUF Alumnus Lands Dream Job at Shanghai Disney Resort

When Phil Rahn was 10, he debuted his show performance skills at a Disneyland parade. More than 20 years later, he’s part of the Walt Disney Imagineering Creative Entertainment team at Shanghai Disney Resort, slated to open next year in China.

Rahn, now 34, graduated from Cal State Fullerton in 2004 with a bachelor’s degree in communications with an emphasis in tourism management and a minor in human communication studies.

While attending CSUF, Rahn worked full time at Orange County School of the Arts – from which he also is an alumnus – as a show producer and specialty instructor. He also worked at Disneyland part time.

“I’ve always just been drawn to spectacle ever since I was a kid,” Rahn said. Continue reading. Continue reading.

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