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Old 01-24-2011, 04:26 PM   #226
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OH and I forgot, I'm going to be living off site due to having cats.. will this really make a big difference on my experience? I don't mind not having the party scene I've heard about, I'm not a party goer... More of a Disney geek who curls up with her cats, turns on subsonic, and reads about Disney! :P
I am most definitely not a partyer, I'm curl up and read type myself but I think a BIG part of the program is living in housing, the roomie drama, the 3am sneaking pas price management, the hallway food fights, the inter-apt water balloon wars. All those silly things you can do when you live in housing help make up the fun. Just as many memorable experience came from housing than came from the parks.

I mean you can probably still have a rewarding experience regardless but friendship wise, and full experience-wise I think housing is more of a plus than a minus...and this is coming from someone who didn't even really talk to her roomates, so if you luck out in that dept. it could potentially be even better.
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Old 01-24-2011, 04:30 PM   #227
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I am sooo nervous.Okay I applied for the Spring 2011 Cp and I got rejected,,so better luck next time I guess.I applied late like in late october so Im not sure if that in some way affected my chances but I applied early this semester.yay but Im super nervous cuz I kinda know what to expect but im jus not good in phone interviews.my top roles are Merchadising,, Character Attendant, and Full Service and Beverage,I didnt apply for everything I only want roles that ill be comfortable with.My interview is this thursday night,any tips
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Old 01-24-2011, 07:25 PM   #228
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Does anyone know if Praise2Him is still able to send a copy of interview questions?

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Old 01-24-2011, 07:43 PM   #229
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I am most definitely not a partyer, I'm curl up and read type myself but I think a BIG part of the program is living in housing, the roomie drama, the 3am sneaking pas price management, the hallway food fights, the inter-apt water balloon wars. All those silly things you can do when you live in housing help make up the fun. Just as many memorable experience came from housing than came from the parks.

I mean you can probably still have a rewarding experience regardless but friendship wise, and full experience-wise I think housing is more of a plus than a minus...and this is coming from someone who didn't even really talk to her roomates, so if you luck out in that dept. it could potentially be even better.

I'll just have to make friends in housing then My roommate I've lived with for three years now is moving in with me in January at my apartment I'm getting so I will be alone from July-January So time to make new friends!
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I'll just have to make friends in housing then My roommate I've lived with for three years now is moving in with me in January at my apartment I'm getting so I will be alone from July-January So time to make new friends!
Yeah totally, it's a part of the experience you wouldn't want to miss
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Old 01-25-2011, 09:51 AM   #231
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Hi! I'll be happy to send them to anyone who asks Unfortunately my computer is in the shop right now, but I should have it back by this Friday, so if anyone who wants them will send me a PM with your email address, I'll send them out as soon as possible
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Old 01-25-2011, 05:46 PM   #232
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I seem to never be right on topic.. but I had my interview today! As much as I feel that I nailed it, answered thoroughly, etc., it dawned on me that my interviewer didn't ask more questions about one role. We went through my top 4 and I answered 2-3 questions about each of them.

From other's experiences it seems by the time you are done interviewing, you have a feel from how many questions about one particular role was asked that you were more than likely going to land that role. Any insight or am I already overanalyzing things in the first 6 hours of my wait?
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Old 01-25-2011, 06:38 PM   #233
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I seem to never be right on topic.. but I had my interview today! As much as I feel that I nailed it, answered thoroughly, etc., it dawned on me that my interviewer didn't ask more questions about one role. We went through my top 4 and I answered 2-3 questions about each of them.

From other's experiences it seems by the time you are done interviewing, you have a feel from how many questions about one particular role was asked that you were more than likely going to land that role. Any insight or am I already over analyzing things in the first 6 hours of my wait?
I can say from experience that getting asked more questions about one role as compared to another does not mean you will get that role. When I applied for Spring 2010 I gave my top 3 and then my interviewer asked if she could ask me questions about Hospitality as well. I had checked that role but it wasn't my top choice. I was asked more questions about hospitality then the other roles and I thought that was the role I would get. Needless to say, it wasn't. Just because you don't get asked about one role more than others isn't something to worry about. It probably means based on your application and role checklist they didn't have any ideas about where you might be best suited. So they asked you questions about multiple roles to figure out where you would best fit. No worries my dear. I'm sure you did great.
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Old 01-26-2011, 12:53 AM   #234
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I can say from experience that getting asked more questions about one role as compared to another does not mean you will get that role. When I applied for Spring 2010 I gave my top 3 and then my interviewer asked if she could ask me questions about Hospitality as well. I had checked that role but it wasn't my top choice. I was asked more questions about hospitality then the other roles and I thought that was the role I would get. Needless to say, it wasn't. Just because you don't get asked about one role more than others isn't something to worry about. It probably means based on your application and role checklist they didn't have any ideas about where you might be best suited. So they asked you questions about multiple roles to figure out where you would best fit. No worries my dear. I'm sure you did great.
That does make sense, thank you for your reply.

The thing I worried about the most was repeating myself, so I wanted to "save" some good points in case I was asked similar questions.. "Why do you want to do this program?" vs "Why do you want to work for Disney?" etc. etc. but time was going by so quickly that I decided to switch gears and just answered everything as thoroughly as possible without talking her ear off. In my mind, this may have eliminated the need for follow up questions..? Haha, whatever the case may be, it's over with.

Your blog was one of the first I ever laid my eyes on, by the way, you've been so helpful-- thank you!
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Old 02-06-2011, 11:35 PM   #235
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Okay, I think I've sent it out to everyone who requested it, but if I accidentally missed anyone, please PM me and let me know!
Do you mind if I ask you to PM me your Email address?
I'm new so I can't PM to anyone I'd like to have the document. I'd like to apply next week.
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Old 02-07-2011, 06:47 PM   #237
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I just want to say that this thread has been very helpfull for me to plan out what I really want to do and how to answer the interview questions. I am a Sping 2012 hopefull and I am already nevous about the interview haha.

I am thinking about doing: Character Attendent, Merch, Main Enterance Ops, or Concierge. I really like talking to people and being around kids (kids seem to like me for some reason yay!).

I know some people have said that some questions asked were about their previous work experience. I have never worked at a job before, closest thing ever to a job for me as been volunteering at my local library. I'm wondering if this could be my weakness in being accepted to the CP. I hope not. Do they ask you about whether you have worked or not during the phone interview or on the internet interview? Has anyone had the same situation as me?

Again, this thread has been very helpfull, I feel like freaked out. =]
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Old 02-07-2011, 06:56 PM   #238
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I just want to say that this thread has been very helpfull for me to plan out what I really want to do and how to answer the interview questions. I am a Sping 2012 hopefull and I am already nevous about the interview haha.

I am thinking about doing: Character Attendent, Merch, Main Enterance Ops, or Concierge. I really like talking to people and being around kids (kids seem to like me for some reason yay!).

I know some people have said that some questions asked were about their previous work experience. I have never worked at a job before, closest thing ever to a job for me as been volunteering at my local library. I'm wondering if this could be my weakness in being accepted to the CP. I hope not. Do they ask you about whether you have worked or not during the phone interview or on the internet interview? Has anyone had the same situation as me?

Again, this thread has been very helpfull, I feel like freaked out. =]
I wouldn't worry too much about not having any work experience. My first CP was my first job ever. They just asked me situational questions about the roles I picked. The main thing to keep in mind during those questions is that you want to keep the guest happy. They also asked me things like "give me an example of a time where you completed a project on your own" (this question was geared towards custodial), and "how would you feel about living with people from all over the world? What if a problem arose?" So, that kind of thing. If you do have previous work experience they'll ask you about it, but if you don't they have plenty of other questions to ask you

Like I said, I got hired no problem and it was my first job
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Old 02-07-2011, 09:00 PM   #239
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I read this entire thread before my interview, and it helped SO MUCH! Thank you everyone!

I just had my interview last week and let me tell you, I am still SO nervous! I mean, I was definitely more jittery before the interview, so it's not bad now. I think it went okay. Trying to remember it now isn't so easy; it was all a blur because I was so nervous! But I answered the questions as thoroughly and enthusiastically as possible. My top roles were Attractions, Merchandise, Lifeguard and Full Service Food/Beverage. He asked me these questions:

Why do you want to do the Disney College Program?
What is your past experience and name some things you had to do in each.
How often are you on the computer?
What kinds of problems might arise when living with other people?
What is your favorite kind of weather?
Do you have any problem with working in hot climates?
Attractions has a lot to do with memorizing spiels, what's the longest thing you've had to memorize?
Have you ever given a speech in front of a crowd?
What would you expect from a full service hostess?
What made you interested in becoming a lifeguard?
What is your experience with money?
Would you consider yourself a team player or independent worker?
If working at a Resort restaurant, how would you treat the guests?

He really didn't ask anything about my favorite parks or movies or anything, and he didn't ask which ride/restaurant/shop/park I'd work at. Is that bad? I'm just really nervous and I keep going over the whole interview in my head, thinking of things I should have said. I'm so nervous that I'm not going to get the job! Any tips on how to make these next 4-6 weeks easier and less stressful?

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Old 02-07-2011, 09:07 PM   #240
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I just want to say that this thread has been very helpfull for me to plan out what I really want to do and how to answer the interview questions. I am a Sping 2012 hopefull and I am already nevous about the interview haha.

I am thinking about doing: Character Attendent, Merch, Main Enterance Ops, or Concierge. I really like talking to people and being around kids (kids seem to like me for some reason yay!).

I know some people have said that some questions asked were about their previous work experience. I have never worked at a job before, closest thing ever to a job for me as been volunteering at my local library. I'm wondering if this could be my weakness in being accepted to the CP. I hope not. Do they ask you about whether you have worked or not during the phone interview or on the internet interview? Has anyone had the same situation as me?

Again, this thread has been very helpfull, I feel like freaked out. =]
Volunteer work counts as work experience! Last summer, I couldn't find a job so I listed my work at the food bank as my most recent job and put my position as volunteer, and during my interview, they asked work-related questions in regards to my volunteer job (aka my most recent experience) as well as a past more customer-service related job that I had had. So when you apply for Spring 2012, put your volunteer experience down as a past job because it is work and shows that you're dependable and hard working---the only real difference between that and a job is that one is paid and the other is not. In the end, they both show that you have experience and have been responsible before.
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