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Old 06-27-2012, 10:58 PM   #76
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Welcome, Casey!!

Question for everyone: I'm 25...Are there any other 'older' CP'er's out there for Spring 2013? I'd feel like I'd relate a bit more when it comes to picking roommates!!
Hi Melissa! I too am 25 and I too will be applying to the Spring 2013 program. I was a little worried that I would be one of the few "older" people applying. In fact if I do get accepted (fingers crossed) I will turn 26 at the start of the program, in January.

I have never done the program and after a few years of off and on attendance I have gone back to school part time with hopes of finally earning my degree and yes for an opportunity to apply for the CP!

I have applied before, and sadly have not be accepted. But I am hoping this year is my year. In fact, I cannot wait for fall - being my favorite season and so that I can apply again!

One of my best friends did the CP twice and from everything she's said it sounds like an amazing experience. So I am trying not to get my hopes up...but its so hard not to.

But to all the Spring 2013 hopefuls I just want to say hello and I hope we all will be participating next year =)
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Old 07-21-2012, 12:33 AM   #77
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Hi all! I'm so glad I was able to find this thread! I'm Stephanie and I will be 23 and turn 24 while I'm there so I'm definitely glad there are other "older" people going. . I will graduate in December so I'm hoping to get into the Spring advantage and the wait for applying is killing me so it's nice to see this and read through everyone's comments. Im really hoping for photo pass, merchandise, attractions or even custodial. I'm trying not to be too picky so hopefully I'll have a better chance of getting picked. Good luck to everybody applying!!

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Old 07-30-2012, 08:55 AM   #78
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Almost Time!

So I was just reading to see if there were any new posts on this board. only one in a month. But I am SOOOOO excited that it is almost time to apply for the CP 2013!! I cannot wait til September
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Old 07-30-2012, 06:44 PM   #79
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Hi, I'm Kelley and I'm a Spring 2013 hopeful. I am 22 from NC. I would hope to live in either Chatham or vista (like the convince of a bus stop.) my top 3 picks are Photopass, Character Attendant and attractions. I'd obviously apply for a lot more and just be happy to have the chance to go at all .
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Hi, my name is Taylor and I am planning on applying for spring 2013. I am nervous about the application process. Is it hard to get in? Also, I have very little work experience but I have volunteer experience, will this affect my chances of getting in? I hope to work in merchandise, vacation planning, or concierge.
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Old 08-02-2012, 08:12 PM   #81
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Hi, my name is Taylor and I am planning on applying for spring 2013. I am nervous about the application process. Is it hard to get in? Also, I have very little work experience but I have volunteer experience, will this affect my chances of getting in? I hope to work in merchandise, vacation planning, or concierge.
Not having work experience won't be a reason for not getting in (my first CP was my first job ever).
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Old 08-03-2012, 01:51 AM   #82
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Not having work experience won't be a reason for not getting in (my first CP was my first job ever).
I wouldn't necessarily say that anymore Joanna. You did your first CP awhile ago, and the economy is even worse. I met very few people who didn't have experience of some sort already, except a few in entertainment.

Of course it's not impossible, especially if you get in to something like Entertainment. And even experience from volunteering is something. You don't have to be paid to gain experience.
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Old 08-03-2012, 03:00 PM   #83
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I wouldn't necessarily say that anymore Joanna. You did your first CP awhile ago, and the economy is even worse. I met very few people who didn't have experience of some sort already, except a few in entertainment.

Of course it's not impossible, especially if you get in to something like Entertainment. And even experience from volunteering is something. You don't have to be paid to gain experience.
I think what's important to keep in mind is someone's outlook. If the interviewer can deduce that the person they are speaking to will treat Guests well, loves Disney, and can work hard and are responsible, that person stands a very good chance. People just tend to learn this more with work experience, but that isn't an end-all be-all.
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I think what's important to keep in mind is someone's outlook. If the interviewer can deduce that the person they are speaking to will treat Guests well, loves Disney, and can work hard and are responsible, that person stands a very good chance. People just tend to learn this more with work experience, but that isn't an end-all be-all.
Oh, I agree. All I was saying is that people who don't have experience really need to impress them else where. It's harder when you don't have any qualifying work experience, and you really have to push for them to realize how you, as a CM, can benefit the company. A few years ago, this wouldn't have been as necessary.
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Old 08-03-2012, 05:46 PM   #85
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Oh, I agree. All I was saying is that people who don't have experience really need to impress them else where. It's harder when you don't have any qualifying work experience, and you really have to push for them to realize how you, as a CM, can benefit the company. A few years ago, this wouldn't have been as necessary.
I completely agree with both of you. The only jobs I do that I get paid are babysitting jobs. Some of the volunteer activities I do are I run a concession stand during school sporting events, I teach at summer camps, and help at the grade school in my town during the summer and school breaks, so I have interaction with people, it just is volunteer work. I think I'm going to try to get a job during this semester though.
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I completely agree with both of you. The only jobs I do that I get paid are babysitting jobs. Some of the volunteer activities I do are I run a concession stand during school sporting events, I teach at summer camps, and help at the grade school in my town during the summer and school breaks, so I have interaction with people, it just is volunteer work. I think I'm going to try to get a job during this semester though.
Even if you don't get paid for it, that's still experience though, and it's all how you sell it. Working with kids will be a big plus I would think.
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Web Interview Advice

Ok, this has probably been asked EVERYWHERE on the college boards, but I do have a question about the application/web interview process. Everything I've read that has been posted recently says something about the phone interview (like how you have to present yourself to the interviewer). But what I can't find (unless I sat at my computer for hours) is some advice/insight/experience about the web interview.

In March, I applied for the Fall 12 program...didn't get in. Got past the application, but that DANG web interview killed me. And after that, I looked around for advice on what I should do to pass that section next time, but I mean, it's been almost 6 months and I can't remember anything anyone said.

So I'm asking anyone if they have any advice on the web interview...like how to actually pass. I think I went wrong by picking too many neutrals...Ok, I'm rambling..so PLEASE..anyone who has advice, get back to me because that is the only part of this process that is the make/break point for me. Thanks!
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Ok, this has probably been asked EVERYWHERE on the college boards, but I do have a question about the application/web interview process. Everything I've read that has been posted recently says something about the phone interview (like how you have to present yourself to the interviewer). But what I can't find (unless I sat at my computer for hours) is some advice/insight/experience about the web interview.

In March, I applied for the Fall 12 program...didn't get in. Got past the application, but that DANG web interview killed me. And after that, I looked around for advice on what I should do to pass that section next time, but I mean, it's been almost 6 months and I can't remember anything anyone said.

So I'm asking anyone if they have any advice on the web interview...like how to actually pass. I think I went wrong by picking too many neutrals...Ok, I'm rambling..so PLEASE..anyone who has advice, get back to me because that is the only part of this process that is the make/break point for me. Thanks!
The same thing happened to me. I applied for Spring 2011 and didn't get passed the WBI. I reapplied for fall and got in. Just take your time and make sure your answers are consistent. Read each question carefully to make sure you know what it's asking. Good luck.
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I am looking to go for fall 2013 and I have been wondering. Is there any difference between let's say "Fall 2013" and "Fall Advantage 2013"? Or is it just different ways of wording it. Does advantage get/do something that the regular doesn't?
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Old 08-06-2012, 05:15 PM   #90
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I am looking to go for fall 2013 and I have been wondering. Is there any difference between let's say "Fall 2013" and "Fall Advantage 2013"? Or is it just different ways of wording it. Does advantage get/do something that the regular doesn't?
Fall is just for the semester, usually about August- beginning of January. Fall advantage you would be there from the end of the spring semester usually end of may- beginning of January!
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