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Old 12-23-2008, 09:58 AM   #61
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Since were on the topic of TV...

On another thread, I was asking about TiVo. Obviously it's not provided, and I have planned on buying my own to bring. However, I want to make sure - TiVo works on just about any TV/TV set up right? Most importantly, before I buy it, I just want to make sure they would work at the CP apts (I will be bringing my own TV). I just wasn't sure how TiVo works, because I have a DVR through my Comcast service at my place currently (you have to have a DVR box set up and add it to your service) - I just want to make sure this is not the case with TiVo, since Disney takes care of cable in the apts.
Nope, you're all good. I used to have TiVo and since it's a separate subscription service + money for the box itself it's compatable with any TV and cable service.
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Old 12-23-2008, 10:04 AM   #62
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thank you very much I find that odd the cable provider wouldnt provide disney with one of their own channels but W/E i do not watch it anyway. my main concern was SPEED TV
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Old 12-23-2008, 02:08 PM   #63
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Nope, you're all good. I used to have TiVo and since it's a separate subscription service + money for the box itself it's compatable with any TV and cable service.
Thanks for the info!!
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Old 12-23-2008, 03:54 PM   #64
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Did anyone use the DVR service from Bright House? It says its $7 more per month, so I wonder if you could pay that bill directly to Bright House or if the only way to record shows would be through getting a TiVo?
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Old 12-25-2008, 05:52 PM   #65
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I think so. Just put in a request. It can't hurt to ask. And yes. I had days where I worked in both the front and the back (sometimes more then once).
Do I put in a request before or after I get there? I guess I get assigned a role when I get there too, not before?

Also, I know (think) you've only worked at Casey's, but would you recommend somewhere like that over working at one of the little carts?

And, once again, thank you! You are a Disney Super Genius

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Old 12-25-2008, 08:46 PM   #66
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How many Interns is Disney taking this semester? Does anyone know for sure?
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Old 12-25-2008, 09:32 PM   #67
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Do I put in a request before or after I get there? I guess I get assigned a role when I get there too, not before?

Also, I know (think) you've only worked at Casey's, but would you recommend somewhere like that over working at one of the little carts?

And, once again, thank you! You are a Disney Super Genius

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If you want to request a location, it has to be done before you arrive. Your location will have been decided by then.

As for doing QSR over ODF, I don't think I would want to work the carts and stuff. I was very happy being in a restaurant. It differs for everyone, though. My roomie was very happy doing ODF at DHS.

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How many Interns is Disney taking this semester? Does anyone know for sure?
It varies (and no one knows an exact number). But I would guess it would be in the 6,000-7,000 range (plus anyone that extended from the Fall program).
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Do I put in a request before or after I get there? I guess I get assigned a role when I get there too, not before?

Also, I know (think) you've only worked at Casey's, but would you recommend somewhere like that over working at one of the little carts?
You'll get assigned the location you're working when you get there. As for which section in that location you'll actually work will be determined on a day to day basis. We logged into a computer that would tell us where to go, who to break when we got there, etc. What popped up on the computer was based on what your managers checked off that you were capable of doing and the most important tasks that day came up on the computer first.

I worked at the carts and it had its pros and cons. No air conditioning/heat was one of the cons, but it was nice to not have to work the same location every day. I also liked my alone time when I worked, and I was on the parade route and got to watch all the shows in Frontierland. There was also a lot of downtime that I don't think would happen as much at one of the CS restaurants. We also closed before some of the CS restaurants. As for Casey's, I would never want to work there. Walked through there on my trip a couple of weeks ago and wanted to barf at the smell. Yuck!
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Housing (at full capacity) is 7100. 1000 beds (Commons) are reserved for ICP who work at Epcot (World Showcase). About 900 students from the fall extended. And now the PIs will be living with CPs, so that may be an additional 100ish students (that's really a guess). The remaining number is about 5000 which would be for Career Start, ICP (non-Epcot) and then the domestic College Program students.
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Housing (at full capacity) is 7100. 1000 beds (Commons) are reserved for ICP who work at Epcot (World Showcase). About 900 students from the fall extended. And now the PIs will be living with CPs, so that may be an additional 100ish students (that's really a guess). The remaining number is about 5000 which would be for Career Start, ICP (non-Epcot) and then the domestic College Program students.
Say what? When did that happen? I thought PIs lived in Northbridge (if there was room). I wonder why they would put PIs with the CPs.
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Say what? When did that happen? I thought PIs lived in Northbridge (if there was room). I wonder why they would put PIs with the CPs.
My guess is b/c they cancelled the vast majority of the PIs and it was cheaper to shut down Northbridge and house them w/ the CPs. I'm fairly sure there were only a few dozen management PIs in the end, if that (all of them from the Puerto Rico interviews who got offers before the PIs started dropping like flies ) and they all live independently anyway. I also think they reduced the number of CPs they accepted to free up beds for PIs and simply due to the economy.

All of that is speculation on my part, of course, but the way the PI thing went this semester, it was a bit of an emotional bloodbath.
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Old 12-25-2008, 10:53 PM   #72
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And now the PIs will be living with CPs, so that may be an additional 100ish students (that's really a guess).
Just curious, but I would have guessed that number to be much lower based on the way the PIs were being cancelled. I'm very curious to know what percentage were cancelled as opposed to filled...
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Say what? When did that happen? I thought PIs lived in Northbridge (if there was room). I wonder why they would put PIs with the CPs.
yea, and they're charging PI's from 125-133/week rather than the 80-100/week to live in CP housing.

Also, like gray said they were dramatically cut. some went from having like 10 to have 1 intern! and I believe the internship I applied for(youth education facilitator) which is a department run solely on interns, went from 6 to 3. . .

I am so grateful I got the CP i applied for! and will be living offsite! lol
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Just curious, but I would have guessed that number to be much lower based on the way the PIs were being cancelled. I'm very curious to know what percentage were cancelled as opposed to filled...
They did cut a great deal - but casting told me that a couple hundred PIs were still starting in January. I do not know anything about the final numbers... but if there are at least 200-300 (which it sounded like) I just randomly guessed under 50% would stay in housing.

Casting said that several thousand students apply for PIs each semester, so I have no idea how many PIs were offered to students not on DIS or Facebook.
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Old 12-26-2008, 03:01 AM   #75
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Interviews.. :)

I have been reading these threads for a long time, however this is my first time posting though not my last! I've been deciding when to do a program and just gathering as much information as possible. I loveee reading these threads!! And Joanna is just a godly wealth of knowledge, I must say!!

I know that all my questions must have been answered previously, but I honestly can't find them at the moment!!

I have decided to do a Fall 2009 program, am nervous since I know that the apps open soon, and I had a couple questions!! :
1. I know they both must have their pros and cons, but in everyone's opinions, is Fall Advantage or Fall better?
2. What types of questions are questions I should be prepared to answer for my telephone interview (after I apply of course!)?
3. Are there any things that would be helpful to mention, or things they really want to hear from you when they are speaking to you during the interview?
4. Do I need to tell them of previous work experience, or do they see my college transcript?
5. Do you recommend taking classes? Do I pay for these classes?
6. Tips for applying, about the program, approaches or anything at all?! Haha thanks so much in advance, I really appreciate it. I get very anxious!
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