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Old 02-11-2010, 02:32 PM   #616
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My daughter is getting so discouraged because a few people who interviewed the same day got acceptance emails!! I know she will be devastated if she didn't get in!! This has been one of her dreams since she was about 9!!

I have been reading that alot of people that got accepted got there first choice for roles!!

Have a great day everyone!!
I don't think anyone has heard in Maryland yet - and don't forget, your mail may be delayed because of that freak snowstorm!

It's been almost three weeks (three weeks tomorrow) for me, and I haven't heard a peep. So she's not alone!
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Old 02-13-2010, 10:30 AM   #617
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Hi all, My DD has been accepted for merchadising. She is so excited. She has been on facebook and found roomies. At this point my concern is How much money do they need to bring with them? How long is it before they get their first paycheck?
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Old 02-13-2010, 02:58 PM   #618
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Hi all, My DD has been accepted for merchadising. She is so excited. She has been on facebook and found roomies. At this point my concern is How much money do they need to bring with them? How long is it before they get their first paycheck?
She will need enough money to last for a couple weeks. Her first check will be very small after rent is taken out for the first two weeks.
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Old 02-16-2010, 02:53 PM   #619
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Hi all, My DD has been accepted for merchadising. She is so excited. She has been on facebook and found roomies. At this point my concern is How much money do they need to bring with them? How long is it before they get their first paycheck?
It depends on how much she's bringing from home. She'll need enough for two weeks worth of groceries, toilet paper, shower stuff, etc. as well as enough for a pair of shoes and possibly some socks.

Many locations require you to have a specific type of shoes/socks to work there. Usually said shoes can be found at Wal-mart for about $20 (mine were fifteen, I believe) and the socks were another $10 or so.

If you want an actual number, it really depends, but I started out with $150 and I was fine. However, I drove down and brought a lot of stuff in the car with me (soap, shampoos, some snacks, bedding, cleaners, etc.) I would probably recommend $150 as the minimum but $200-$300 to have spending/play money as well.

The first real, usable pay check will be about two weeks after she arrives. Hope this helped!
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Any parent remotely interested in DVC, the time to buy is when your child is in the college program. If you have any questions feel free to PM me .
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Old 02-17-2010, 10:39 AM   #621
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Any parent remotely interested in DVC, the time to buy is when your child is in the college program. If you have any questions feel free to PM me .
Possibly, but not necessarily. Several of my DD's roommates parents own DVC and it's great. We don't, but remember, this is probably the only time you can get rooms at a 50% discount (if your child stays with you). We usually stay value or moderate, but last week we were able stay at Beach Club, club level because of the great discount we got.
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Old 02-17-2010, 11:01 AM   #622
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Possibly, but not necessarily. Several of my DD's roommates parents own DVC and it's great. We don't, but remember, this is probably the only time you can get rooms at a 50% discount (if your child stays with you). We usually stay value or moderate, but last week we were able stay at Beach Club, club level because of the great discount we got.
He's actually referring to the Cast Member discount on Disney Vacation Club memberships, which as a courtesy is extended to the parents of Disney Internship Programs Participants.

It's actually a pretty nice discount - currently 20% off as of the time of this post. And you can continue to receive discounted hotel rooms even if your child does not remain with The Walt Disney Company and Affiliated Companies after their program ends.
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Old 02-17-2010, 07:23 PM   #623
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He's actually referring to the Cast Member discount on Disney Vacation Club memberships, which as a courtesy is extended to the parents of Disney Internship Programs Participants.

It's actually a pretty nice discount - currently 20% off as of the time of this post. And you can continue to receive discounted hotel rooms even if your child does not remain with The Walt Disney Company and Affiliated Companies after their program ends.
I'm not sure what you mean by "you can continue to receive discounted hotel rooms even if your child does not remain with the The Walt Disney Company".
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Old 02-17-2010, 07:33 PM   #624
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I'm not sure what you mean by "you can continue to receive discounted hotel rooms even if your child does not remain with the The Walt Disney Company".
I think the poster means by buying into DVC you are continuing to receive discounted hotel rooms - the value of a CRO rented DVC room is much higher than what an owner pays over the long haul.

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Old 02-18-2010, 10:31 AM   #625
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He's actually referring to the Cast Member discount on Disney Vacation Club memberships, which as a courtesy is extended to the parents of Disney Internship Programs Participants.

It's actually a pretty nice discount - currently 20% off as of the time of this post. And you can continue to receive discounted hotel rooms even if your child does not remain with The Walt Disney Company and Affiliated Companies after their program ends.
Oh wow, that's interesting. I did not know that. Pretty nice!
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Old 02-18-2010, 12:37 PM   #626
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Im new to this forum as I have a dd who is intrested in doing the CP. I started reading through this thread, but thought I would post a couple of questions.
My dd is a sophomore at Liberty University right now. She was wanting to do the spring 2011 cp, but Liberty says she has to have 18 credit hours in her major (journalism) under her belt before doing the cp. She wont have that many so she will probably have to do fall 2011.
She will also have to take a couple of online classes during her cp so she will still graduate on time.
As far as costs, what will she have to put money out for? I know there is housing and food, but are there any others? How much money does a typical CP make in a week?
Will she be able to get us a discount at Disney for hotel when we visit and park tickets if we choose to go?
I think I remember reading that some people found roomates over facebook. Can someone point me in the right direction to find lots of facebookers who are doing the program? (is there a "group"?)
We are going to try and get to a seminar at Virginia Tech next month to get more questions answered. Does anyone have a child from Liberty University that has done this? Does anyone have a child majoring in Journalism? If so what job were they given to go along with that field?

Thanks for any help you can give me. This is overwheming to say the least.
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Old 02-18-2010, 01:08 PM   #627
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I just got accepted!

I was accepted for the Fall Advantage program! I just got the e-mail today. I'm going to be a custodian! I actually think that will be good for me, so I'm excited!

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Old 02-18-2010, 01:21 PM   #628
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Im new to this forum as I have a dd who is intrested in doing the CP. I started reading through this thread, but thought I would post a couple of questions.
My dd is a sophomore at Liberty University right now. She was wanting to do the spring 2011 cp, but Liberty says she has to have 18 credit hours in her major (journalism) under her belt before doing the cp. She wont have that many so she will probably have to do fall 2011.
She will also have to take a couple of online classes during her cp so she will still graduate on time.
As far as costs, what will she have to put money out for? I know there is housing and food, but are there any others? How much money does a typical CP make in a week?
Will she be able to get us a discount at Disney for hotel when we visit and park tickets if we choose to go?
I think I remember reading that some people found roomates over facebook. Can someone point me in the right direction to find lots of facebookers who are doing the program? (is there a "group"?)
We are going to try and get to a seminar at Virginia Tech next month to get more questions answered. Does anyone have a child from Liberty University that has done this? Does anyone have a child majoring in Journalism? If so what job were they given to go along with that field?

Thanks for any help you can give me. This is overwheming to say the least.
My daughter went to summer school to get extra credits before she did the CP. It also helped to keep her on our insurance.

She will need enough money to last the first few weeks until she gets a real check. Most make around $1000+ a month and rent (the only bill they pay) is $300 and up depending where you pick to live.

Once in the CP she can get you a Disney Resort room 40% off (50 if she stays with you) and yes she can get you guest tickets for up to 3 people at a time.

Can't help you with the Facebook thing.

There isn't a internship for journalism in the CP. She would have to agree to one of the roles offered. Go to the Disney World College Program site and look at the selections. My daughter did Merch at the HS and loved it.

Good luck it's a lot to learn
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Old 02-18-2010, 02:44 PM   #629
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I was accepted for the Fall Advantage program! I just got the e-mail today. I'm going to be a custodian! I actually think that will be good for me, so I'm excited!
Congratulations!! My son has been working as a custodian for about a month and he loves it~~ Lots of interaction with guests and he has gotten to work at a lot of different locations in EPCOT and now he is going to work at ESPN Sports Complex during Spring Training. He is really excited - he's a huge baseball fan!!

It may not sound like the most glamorous job, but it has been great for him!
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