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Old 10-30-2006, 02:49 AM   #796
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My son is a SR in HS right now. Assuming he gets accepted into college next Fall, I'd like him to consider the CP for Spring 08. I guess it will depend on the college and their policy as well.

Our whole family is pretty much Disney obsessed so I'm sure he would like it. When I get home from Kuwait in December, I plan to sit down with him to see if he would be interested.

While you are doing CP next Spring, you don't still have to pay tuition to your school, do you? Do they consider you still enrolled while you are gone? I have read about getting "credits" for CP or CP classes. I have read about the classes that are offered. Do you get credit for that class or for the whole CP experience?
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Old 10-30-2006, 09:09 AM   #797
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I have a DD who is waiting to hear back on her interview and application. She is a soph. at LSU on scholarship. LSU has a lot of kids doing the program every year so I think they deal with it better than alot of the college I have read about on here. After acceptance the student takes the paper work to Career services, the office that handels internships, fills out paper work and pays $275. registration. That keps them as a full time student at LSU so they even get to sign up on line for classes the next semester. It will also put her scholarship on hold so she still has 5 semesters after she completes her CP. As to credit that is up to the academic advisers in the diffrent areas. She has to go to each one to determine she what course or work hours she can get credit for, if any, that applies to her degree. She is going for double degrees, one in communications, the other in ThreatreAdministration. Evidently the Theatre department has given some sort of credit in the past, she doesn't know yet about communications. If she get accepted then she will meet with the advisers to work that out. Even if she doesn't get credit she loses nothing, gets a break, some ideas about what kind of career she might really like , and some life experience. While there a draw backs to being a big school like LSU it makes dealing with a program like this eaiser. Hope this helps
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Old 10-30-2006, 12:10 PM   #798
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My son is a SR in HS right now. Assuming he gets accepted into college next Fall, I'd like him to consider the CP for Spring 08. I guess it will depend on the college and their policy as well.

Our whole family is pretty much Disney obsessed so I'm sure he would like it. When I get home from Kuwait in December, I plan to sit down with him to see if he would be interested.

While you are doing CP next Spring, you don't still have to pay tuition to your school, do you? Do they consider you still enrolled while you are gone? I have read about getting "credits" for CP or CP classes. I have read about the classes that are offered. Do you get credit for that class or for the whole CP experience?
It depends on the school. For example, for my first CP I got credit for both the internship and taking a Disney course (Hospitality Management). But for this current CP, I am just getting credit for the internship. And some schools don't give any credit at all.
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Old 10-30-2006, 03:10 PM   #799
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Wow! Lots of talk in the last day.. lol.

My 2 cents...

I only took home about $500 on my first program BUT I did A LOT. I often bought food at work for lunch, got a Universal Season Pass, went to Busch Gardens, down to the Keys.... My days off I spent a lot in the parks (which involves eating in the parks).. In the beginning I was good, ate food from teh grocery store, saved money. Then I stopped. I didn't buy a lot of merchandise or do much shopping at all really.

I worked about 40 hours/week.. except for Spring Break and a few other weeks were I went much higher. It was all by choice though, don't worry. Overtime was my friend.
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Old 10-31-2006, 01:08 PM   #800
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Wow! Lots of talk in the last day.. lol.

My 2 cents...

I only took home about $500 on my first program BUT I did A LOT. I often bought food at work for lunch, got a Universal Season Pass, went to Busch Gardens, down to the Keys.... My days off I spent a lot in the parks (which involves eating in the parks).. In the beginning I was good, ate food from teh grocery store, saved money. Then I stopped. I didn't buy a lot of merchandise or do much shopping at all really.

I worked about 40 hours/week.. except for Spring Break and a few other weeks were I went much higher. It was all by choice though, don't worry. Overtime was my friend.
I wanna do a lot while I'm there too and was hoping it was do-able with the program, pay, etc. When u went down to the Keys how long did it take you to get down there. I mapped it quick on google and it was like 5 hours. I've never been and would love to go. Did you take a couple days off to go?
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Old 10-31-2006, 02:40 PM   #801
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If I wanted to extend my program once I made it to DW, who would I talk to about that? And when is a good time to do that?
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Old 10-31-2006, 05:33 PM   #802
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If I wanted to extend my program once I made it to DW, who would I talk to about that? And when is a good time to do that?
You sign up through the CP. I am pretty sure that you call to sign up. But flyers come up, explaining the process. And it happens within the last month of the current CP.
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Old 10-31-2006, 08:56 PM   #803
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Ah, thank you muchly!
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Old 10-31-2006, 09:28 PM   #804
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It was actually a regular 2 days off.. we went down after work the first night, stayed in Miami. Drove down to Key Largo the first day off, stayed there that night. Drove down to Key West and back to Orlando on my 2nd day off. It was a blast but it was a LOT of driving. I think 5 hours sounds about right..
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It was actually a regular 2 days off.. we went down after work the first night, stayed in Miami. Drove down to Key Largo the first day off, stayed there that night. Drove down to Key West and back to Orlando on my 2nd day off. It was a blast but it was a LOT of driving. I think 5 hours sounds about right..
I'll have to make plans early and find some good people to drive with. It makes a difference from experience. I would love to spend time in Miami too. I haven't been there since I was like 10. Prob have to plan any trips for non peak periods too.
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If I wanted to extend my program once I made it to DW, who would I talk to about that? And when is a good time to do that?
Congrats from me too! I was gonna leave you a message on the other thread! Hope to see ya down there!
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Congrats from me too! I was gonna leave you a message on the other thread! Hope to see ya down there!
Thank you! Hopefully, I'll be able to come watch you perform!
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Thank you! Hopefully, I'll be able to come watch you perform!
Thanks! I'll come buy something from you. Anything Donald Duck!
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So I had my interview today....I think I tanked it
Oh well, we shall see in two weeks' time.
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So I had my interview today....I think I tanked it
Oh well, we shall see in two weeks' time.
I'm sure you did fine. But I'll send good wishes your way.
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