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Old 03-26-2013, 07:17 AM   #556
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I got accepted yesterday for Concierge! I am really excited about it but my parents don't want me to go. Has anyone else had to fight their parents on this?
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Old 03-26-2013, 08:40 AM   #557
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I got accepted yesterday for Concierge! I am really excited about it but my parents don't want me to go. Has anyone else had to fight their parents on this?
I had to, but because I got into California and not Florida like they wanted. My case was that Cali is more selective, but also that this is an amazing internship opportunity that gets my foot in the door at Disney, which is a place that I really want to work.
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Old 03-26-2013, 10:33 AM   #558
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I got accepted yesterday for Concierge! I am really excited about it but my parents don't want me to go. Has anyone else had to fight their parents on this?
What is the main reason your parent's do not want you to go? I can probably offer you advice based on what they are worried about.
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Old 03-26-2013, 10:59 AM   #559
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What is the main reason your parent's do not want you to go? I can probably offer you advice based on what they are worried about.
I'll be graduating college before I do the program and they feel that it's not what I should be doing with a college degree. Mostly, they don't take the program seriously and think I should get a real, full time job.

However, I see the program and a starting point for my career with Disney. I know that this could lead to more opportunities in the future but my parents just don't see that.
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Old 03-26-2013, 11:26 AM   #560
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I'll be graduating college before I do the program and they feel that it's not what I should be doing with a college degree. Mostly, they don't take the program seriously and think I should get a real, full time job.

However, I see the program and a starting point for my career with Disney. I know that this could lead to more opportunities in the future but my parents just don't see that.
My parents had similar issues, but I explained that it is a foot in the door for a company that I have always wanted to work for. Even if nothing comes from it, it is no worse then my current part time job. It offers more hours (min. 32 a week) compared to my current job giving me just 20 hrs a week. Also having Disney on your resume can't hurt when applying ANYWHERE else. On top of that, its a test for yourself. It offers a safety net, testing yourself to be responsible (I know most people will argue that they do not need it...but its more proof). I assume you live at home, so this will show your parents you can live by yourself, be on time for work, manage your own money and so on. Plus it can give you a foot in the door and lets you make sure that you will be happy working there (although, realistically you can not do this for many other jobs, it cant hurt right?).

Best of luck to you! Hope your parents agree that this will be a good decision. Also keep in mind though, you are an adult and it is only up to you. It is your life, I am not saying to start a family feud or be rude but rather show them that you have thought out this decision and that given your current situation (assuming this is true) that it is the best thing for you.
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Old 03-26-2013, 12:46 PM   #561
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I'll be graduating college before I do the program and they feel that it's not what I should be doing with a college degree. Mostly, they don't take the program seriously and think I should get a real, full time job.

However, I see the program and a starting point for my career with Disney. I know that this could lead to more opportunities in the future but my parents just don't see that.
Okay, First, many people wait until they have graduated to do the program, and use the CP to gain some real world experience. I don't know if you are a hospitality major but concierge is considered a somewhat prestigious role on the CP. If you want to get into hospitality or get into management this is a great oppourtunity for you to get some hands on experience and learn from the leader in hospitality and tourism. Even if you want to take on another role with the company such as HR or Marketing, having the CP as a building block is really a great thing because you learn the culture of the company and learn so many valuable transferable skills.

A CP will make you eligible for some Alumni Only Professional Internships (Which you would need to apply for around Sept/Oct) that you could do after your Fall program ends. You can also apply for management internships at that time or decide if you want to move to full or part time with the company.

Even if you don't decide to stay with the company, it can help out your resume greatly. I got an internship with General Motors and I feel it was because I had Disney on my resume and was able to draw from that experience on my resume. The position was for Marketing and I did hospitality on my CP.

I hope that helps
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Old 03-26-2013, 04:17 PM   #562
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I got accepted yesterday for Concierge! I am really excited about it but my parents don't want me to go. Has anyone else had to fight their parents on this?
Honestly, I know a lot of my friend who have gone through this and I dont think our parents understand the competitiveness of the economy today. Whenever they graduated college, they were able to get in with a great company because not too many people had college degrees. Now, we have to fight tooth and nail to set ourselves apart to even get an entry level job. I think doing DCP will be greatly beneficial for you to just make connections within the Disney company. You never know who you may come in contact with and where the connection can lead. I hope this help!
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Old 03-27-2013, 08:36 PM   #563
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My name is Zach. I'm a sophomore (maybe junior by credit hours?) at The Ohio State University. The THE is required, fyi :P I'm majoring in Political Science with a minor in Italian. I'll be checking in Aug 19th at WDW and will be in Merchandising!

Anyone else excited to work for the ?

I know I am!

P.S. Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party is quite possibly my favorite event at Disney and will certainly be dancing to Feliz Navidad at the Ozborne lights in MGM/Hollywood Studios (if you don't know what I'm talking about, you are missing out and I will be more than happy to show you the moves)
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My name is Zach. I'm a sophomore (maybe junior by credit hours?) at The Ohio State University. The THE is required, fyi :P I'm majoring in Political Science with a minor in Italian. I'll be checking in Aug 19th at WDW and will be in Merchandising!

Anyone else excited to work for the ?

I know I am!

P.S. Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party is quite possibly my favorite event at Disney and will certainly be dancing to Feliz Navidad at the Ozborne lights in MGM/Hollywood Studios (if you don't know what I'm talking about, you are missing out and I will be more than happy to show you the moves)
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Anyone else excited to work for the ?
Extremely excited! My check in date is so far away, and graduation coming up but it is still the only thing I can think about XD
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Old 03-27-2013, 09:32 PM   #566
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My name is Zach. I'm a sophomore (maybe junior by credit hours?) at The Ohio State University. The THE is required, fyi :P
We could have been friends, too bad you are a Buckeye. I'm a Penn State Nittany Lion
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P.S. Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party is quite possibly my favorite event at Disney and will certainly be dancing to Feliz Navidad at the Ozborne lights in MGM/Hollywood Studios (if you don't know what I'm talking about, you are missing out and I will be more than happy to show you the moves)
Is it the Cupid Shuffle essentially? I caught the most adorable older woman CM doing it my last trip (not my CP but a year after that) and I had to join! So much fun and a really neat way to experience the lights!

And I'm a Cincinnati Bearcat so I'm close-ish. Not technically supposed to be a Buckeye fan, but isn't it more of an in-state rivalry?
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Old 04-01-2013, 11:25 AM   #569
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Question.. I'm trying to select my start date and the only one left for my role is May 13, but I'm still in school then and would need to start either May 20 or 27. Is there anyone I can call and talk to or am I pretty much screwed? Thanks!
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Question.. I'm trying to select my start date and the only one left for my role is May 13, but I'm still in school then and would need to start either May 20 or 27. Is there anyone I can call and talk to or am I pretty much screwed? Thanks!
Call the Programs office. If it's because of school they're usually helpful.
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