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Old 02-15-2013, 01:21 PM   #181
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I had my phone interview on Wednesday and just got a "pending" email (and that I may be waiting until April 19th for a final decision). Is this normal? I could have sworn that I read that it was a bad sign. Some people have already been accepted so I'm not feeling too confident.

I felt that my phone interview went over fairly well, though I was asked a lot about prior work experience (and I don't really have any). I was able to make some analogies and mentioned some volunteer staff positions I've had on a few websites, though I've never had a "real" job.

My top role choices were concierge, hospitality, and vacation planner, and I made it clear that I am very knowledgeable about WDW. I understand that those 3 are very hard to get, but I had some more common roles like attractions as moderate so I'm hoping that they'd at least consider me for those.
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Old 02-15-2013, 01:42 PM   #182
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I had my phone interview on Wednesday and just got a "pending" email (and that up be waiting until April 19th for a final decision). Is this normal? I could have sworn that I read that it was a bad sign. Some people have already been accepted so I'm not feeling too confident.

I felt that my phone interview went over fairly well, though I was asked a lot about prior work experience (and I don't really have any). I was able to make some analogies and mentioned some volunteer staff positions I've had on a few websites, though I've never had a "real" job.

My top role choices were concierge, hospitality, and vacation planner, and I made it clear that I am very knowledgeable about WDW. I understand that those 3 are very hard to get, but I had some more common roles like attractions as moderate so I'm hoping that they'd at least consider me for those.
Pending is neither a good thing nor bad thing. It's Disney's way of hitting the pause button on the process. Never having had a job before shouldn't matter, but it does help that with the positions you applied for to be a hospitality major. Also, your top 3 are roles where there are fewer spots available than, say, QSFB, Merch, or Custodial where they need TONS of CPs because there are more locations and more people needed to staff those locations. Like you said you were open to other roles as well and your interview applies to all roles you applied for. Just keep your head up and remember while Pending does suck, at least it's not NLIC.
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Old 02-15-2013, 02:24 PM   #183
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Hi all!

My name is Jakiee and I am currently a freshman going to school in Boston. My major is pre-med, but I really love disney and just want the opportunity to work in such a magical place before I have to worry about applying to med school or studying for the MCATs. My top three roles are Character Performer, BBB, and Concierge, and Vacation Planner if Character performer is out of the question. My interview is next Friday and I'm really excited! Very impatient though Good luck to everyone!
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Old 02-15-2013, 05:31 PM   #184
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I had my phone interview on Wednesday and just got a "pending" email (and that I may be waiting until April 19th for a final decision). Is this normal? I could have sworn that I read that it was a bad sign. Some people have already been accepted so I'm not feeling too confident.

I felt that my phone interview went over fairly well, though I was asked a lot about prior work experience (and I don't really have any). I was able to make some analogies and mentioned some volunteer staff positions I've had on a few websites, though I've never had a "real" job.

My top role choices were concierge, hospitality, and vacation planner, and I made it clear that I am very knowledgeable about WDW. I understand that those 3 are very hard to get, but I had some more common roles like attractions as moderate so I'm hoping that they'd at least consider me for those.
I had mine yesterday in the morning and was pended this morning. It seems about 80 gazillion (okay, yes an exaggeration, just seems like a lot ) got pended today. But hey, we're still in this! We haven't been NLIC'd right away like some people. They must feel some potential.
Also, I've never had work experience either. I had a CNA internship, but I'm not sure how much effect that has :P
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Old 02-15-2013, 06:23 PM   #185
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Just finished my interview!

I'm really not sure how I did. I was feeling really calm up until the interview, then the phone rang and I got really nervous and never really calmed down- I stumbled on my words a lot. My interviewer was hard to understand, like she was staticky. I didn't even catch her name!

Some of the questions I think I had very strong answers to, but there were a couple of curve-balls she threw at me and I'm not sure how I answered those.

Hopefully I did well.

My fingers are crossed for those of you waiting to hear a response or have yet to do the phone interview! I'm rooting for you!!
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Old 02-15-2013, 07:25 PM   #186
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My daughter had her phone interview on Wednesday. She felt it went well. She received an email today saying she wasn't accepted. We are so disappointed!!! She has wanted this for so long. I just wonder what she could have done differently to have be accepted. She was very flexible, basically said she would work anywhere. She has job experience - 3 years as a shift leader at a local smoothie joint, she is very responsible. I feel so bad for her
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Old 02-15-2013, 11:02 PM   #187
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My daughter had her phone interview on Wednesday. She felt it went well. She received an email today saying she wasn't accepted. We are so disappointed!!! She has wanted this for so long. I just wonder what she could have done differently to have be accepted. She was very flexible, basically said she would work anywhere. She has job experience - 3 years as a shift leader at a local smoothie joint, she is very responsible. I feel so bad for her
Unfortunately there is no way to know what may have triggered the NLIC. Maybe if her top 3 were positions where very few are accepted that hurt her chances?? But that's just speculation.
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Old 02-15-2013, 11:24 PM   #188
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Unfortunately there is no way to know what may have triggered the NLIC. Maybe if her top 3 were positions where very few are accepted that hurt her chances?? But that's just speculation.
I don't see why they would deny a good applicant based on that; from what I read, it's fairly common to get your medium/low interest roles. Otherwise, what would be the point in allowing you to apply for more than 3?
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since they sent out e-mails the past 2 days, do you think there's any possibility they'll send out more e-mails tomorrow?
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Old 02-16-2013, 03:10 AM   #190
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since they sent out e-mails the past 2 days, do you think there's any possibility they'll send out more e-mails tomorrow?
I sure hope so!
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I don't see why they would deny a good applicant based on that; from what I read, it's fairly common to get your medium/low interest roles. Otherwise, what would be the point in allowing you to apply for more than 3?
I didn't mean that was the only reason just that it could have contributed. The point of applying to more than 3 is to increase the odds of getting in but if you have two people applying to the same role one lists it as high interest the other as low I'd be inclined to choose the person with a higher interest as long as they had a good interview. With something like 25,000 applicants and only around 5000 acceptances there are going to be many strong candidates that don't make it, just ask my friend Sarah. The only thing I can suggest is try again next semester.
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since they sent out e-mails the past 2 days, do you think there's any possibility they'll send out more e-mails tomorrow?
I got an email this morning - pending email. I interviewed Thurs night and can't believe that I received an email so quickly! I understand they are moving fast this time around so hopefully pending status turns into acceptance status just as quick! Good luck everyone!
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I didn't mean that was the only reason just that it could have contributed. The point of applying to more than 3 is to increase the odds of getting in but if you have two people applying to the same role one lists it as high interest the other as low I'd be inclined to choose the person with a higher interest as long as they had a good interview. With something like 25,000 applicants and only around 5000 acceptances there are going to be many strong candidates that don't make it, just ask my friend Sarah. The only thing I can suggest is try again next semester.
Wow, I never knew that..

So, a question.

If you get the internship are there usually living arrangements or do you have to find your own?
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Old 02-16-2013, 02:27 PM   #194
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Wow, I never knew that..

So, a question.

If you get the internship are there usually living arrangements or do you have to find your own?
If you are talking about the College Program, yes there is housing. (Although you can live offsite if you want to)

If you are talking about Professional Internships, sort of. There is limited housing available and if you have a Management Internship you cannot live in the housing. Most PI's choose to live offsite.
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Son had his interview today at 4:15...said it went well...When asked why DCP he shared some stories about his experiences re CMs and parks...She asked about transportation which he is pretty sure he didn't indicate interest on...if so it would have been low...Also discussed custodial...he was planning on doing character auditions, but decided to not, and asked her to not place him on the list. Now...we...wait.
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