Hi there! This is my first time posting but I’ll try my best to do this right. I’m currently in college getting an associates in zoology. I’ll be done in a year and I’ve been volunteering at palm beach zoo in Florida for about a year now. It’s always been my dream to work for Disney and the thought of being a zookeeper there makes me tear up because it’s something I’m so passionate about. I just recently found out that in order to even be considered I’d have to have a PAID experience at palm beach zoo and my volunteering basically doesn’t amount to anything. I’m thinking about attempting to see if the zoo needs anything that I could get paid for but if they say no I don’t know what I should do being as it has to be an AZA credited facility so my options are very limited. I’m 20 and people say I’m young which, I know, but I feel like I’m wasting every day I’m not out there helping or caring for animals. Why I’m telling you all this is because I want to know, am I doing this right? What should I do to make sure I have a great, if not, the best chance at getting the job when the opportunity arises? And lastly are there any entry level positions I could possibly apply for when I get my A.A. in a year and possibly work my way up to a zookeeper?