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Old 01-21-2007, 05:50 PM   #961
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When will people be able to apply for the CP for Fall 2008? Also, how long does the program last for? So sorry if this is a repeated question.

Anyone done the CP as an international student?

Also, in the CP, is there a chance of working at a resort?
Can you choose what sort of job you'd like? Like merchandise, dining, etc? Or are you just put where you're needed most?

Do I have to currently be enrolled at University (bearing in mind I'm in England) to do the international CP?

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Old 01-21-2007, 06:50 PM   #962
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You'll be able to apply in the spring of '08. There are two programs: regular(four months) and advantage (seven months). There is also the international program, which is, I think, one year. You can choose which areas you would like to work in and you'll then get a letter stating which one you've been chosen to work in, which you can either accept or deny (and not do the program). There are probably like fifteen different roles you can choose from, but they are very vague sometimes (eg, Operations could mean Attractions or Parking). I think you do need to be at uni in order to do either the CP or the International Program.

Which uni are you at (or do you have offers from)? I'm transferring to England in the fall.
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Old 01-22-2007, 01:56 PM   #963
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I'm at the University of Central Lancashire, studying film. I really love it. Where are you applying to?

By 2008, I will have graduated from University, and that's when I'd like to do the program. Perhaps I should be doing the Cultural Representatives program? However I'm not sure if by doing that program, it limits me to only working at the World Showcase in Epcot. Anyone know?
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Old 01-25-2007, 09:14 AM   #964
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Question Orlando Premium Outlets

I went to Orlando Premium Outlets a few times this past winter break, and after we got off of I-4 and were driving to the outlets, I noticed some signs with names of building complexes.....one of them said "Chatham Square" I believe. Or at least it said Chatham something. Was this the Chatham Square for Disney CPers?? Is it really this close to the outlets?
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Old 01-25-2007, 01:35 PM   #965
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Chatham is really close to the outlets. Its basically within walking distance.
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Chatham is really close to the outlets. Its basically within walking distance.
Sweet!! Thanks Jules!! Hope you're enjoying your time as a CM.
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Since I've heard that your scheduled for 30 hours per week, how long are each of the shifts per day? 6 hours? How long is your break usually? Do you have to punch out during your break?

I will be doing Custodial so do I have to notify someone that I will be taking my break?
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Old 02-06-2007, 04:23 PM   #969
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Im still in HS (im a junior) but I know I will definitly be doing the CP. I think that I am going to do the Spring '09 CP and probably do advantaged. I just cant wait untill then. Two years seems so far away

Im really hoping that I get accepted and maybe even do the speiling on the JC. I know most of it by heart anyways

I've hasd snowdays yesterday and today so I've been reading through all 65 pages and its making me sooo excited, though Im jealous because I'm not even i college yet
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Since I've heard that your scheduled for 30 hours per week, how long are each of the shifts per day? 6 hours? How long is your break usually? Do you have to punch out during your break?

I will be doing Custodial so do I have to notify someone that I will be taking my break?
Hi packwingfn! I did the CP for summer 06... an option that is sadly no longer available and I was in QSFB, but I have a lot of friends in custodial. They are actually on the DIS, but are lurkers and are probably reading this

Anyway, I was always scheduled for 40 hours or more per week. This works out to be "8 hours" a day spread over 5 days. With this plan, you would have two days off that will generally vary from week to week, although it is possible to request certain days off as long as you follow the correct procedures early enough.

Now, I say "8 hours" in quotes because you actually remain punched in, on the clock for 8.5 hours. The reason being is that on an 8 working hour shift, you get 60 minutes of break - 30 paid and 30 unpaid. The computer system automatically takes out the 30 minutes of unpaid, so you do not need to clock-out to go on break. So you actually work 7.5 hours, get paid for .5 hour of break and get an extra .5 hour break that is not paid. It is pretty simple. In some cases, you need to report to a clocking location afterwards so that the system knows you are done with your break.

Depending on the area you are in, you may be assigned to take your break all at once or divide it in parts - it just depends on where you work. When I worked in Epcot foods, I was assigned to take my break all at once. However, when I work Magic Kingdom merchandise, my breaks were split up for me.

When you work less than 8 hours, you generally get 30 minutes of break (all paid) and when you work greater than 10 hours, you should have 75 minutes of break (30 minutes paid).

Usually, someone will come and "releive you" or otherwise inform you that it is your time to go on break. Although, it is possible in custodial that you may have more flexibility to take your break based on when you complete your assigned tasks. In those situations, you might be asked to radio your manager and inform him/her that you are going on break.

That's a lot of information. You will learn a lot more about the clocking system and breaks when you report to your location the first time for "OJT" or On-the-Job Training.
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Question Character performer auditions

I've searched the boards and could not find a thread that pertained to my question, so I shall ask it here.

What date was the earliest character performer audition that anyone went to? Also, which city was it in? I really hope that the Orlando one isn't too far away.....I may even consider going to the ATL one if it's sooner than the Orlando one.

Does anyone have last year's audition schedule (times, dates, etc.), by any chance?
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Old 02-08-2007, 07:32 AM   #972
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I don't have the list unfortunately, but I do know that the auditions started March 30. And mine was on the first day. They ran through the almost-middle of April.
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Does anyone have last year's audition schedule (times, dates, etc.), by any chance?
the auditions in the past have all been at private dance studios and rehersal halls. they aren't at the schools. it wouldn't be a good idea to make any type of plans based on old audition times because these change. they did post these around the same time as the first campus presentations, so id guess this info will be on the site in the next few weeks.
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I've searched the boards and could not find a thread that pertained to my question, so I shall ask it here.

What date was the earliest character performer audition that anyone went to? Also, which city was it in? I really hope that the Orlando one isn't too far away.....I may even consider going to the ATL one if it's sooner than the Orlando one.

Does anyone have last year's audition schedule (times, dates, etc.), by any chance?
I actually found my list from last year, and it looks like Orlando was towards the end. But again, times and dates are subject to change.
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Thanks khancock and Joanna.

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I don't have the list unfortunately, but I do know that the auditions started March 30. And mine was on the first day. They ran through the almost-middle of April.
Wow, that's a long time from now.....hopefully I can do something to keep me busy while I wait. I feel like it will be pretty hard when people are finding out about their acceptances, while I'll still be waiting to do my audition and probably won't find out until about mid-April?

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I actually found my list from last year, and it looks like Orlando was towards the end. But again, times and dates are subject to change.
I hope they change the schedule from last year.
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