College Program Parents Thread...

Discussion in 'The College Board' started by ro80, Apr 22, 2008.

  1. Traveliz

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    My daughter did too - she was in Attractions and often worked 50 plus hours a week though. She did go out a lot but I don't think she visited the other parks (she might of done a Halloween Horror Night at Universal). She did not have a car though and was dependent on the buses. Most of her going out was with others or on Disney property.

    Liz
     
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  3. FINFAN

    FINFAN Mom to Tinkbell

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    Hi all :wave2: My DS was accepted yesterday for Spring '13. He wanted Custodial and was placed in Custodial so he is happy, he's o.k. with the yuck end because he also loves the "streets" end :thumbsup2 I am proud of him and he had a quick turnaround (Phone interview Thursday night, acceptance e-mail Monday)guess there aren't high requests for Custodial, lol...BUT...this will throw his timing off of transfering from Community College to his target 4 year . His major has limited "seats" for transfer students and now he will only have 1 semester completed instead of a full year, not helping his chances. I suggested(from a safe distance :rotfl:) possibly considering declining Spring and re-applying for Fall, but that went over like a ton of bricks. Add my concern about all the kids who get termed due to roommate "misjudgements" I am really unsure. How are you guys with kids under 21 dealing with that?
    I guess he is willing to deal with the timing of his overall education changing, but I am not so sure he will still feel that way in a year or 2. I asked him to please wait 3 days to give his acceptance, to REALLY think it over..but he is chomping at the bit to send in his reply of yes. He is also concerned that he is losing time on which days he can check in, it appers sooner is better than later. BTW....the guy/girl ratio is huge...he is having a bit of troube even finding Wellness guys that are not into partying :confused3
     
  4. Desiree

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    Hi everyone!

    My DD is having a phone interview on Monday. I'm nervous and excited at the same time for her! She had missed the intitial introductory meeting (it was at a different college here in town) but she did the online application. So I guess we need to find out as much information that we can. Does anyone have any tips for the phone interview? I basically tried to tell her to be enthusiastic and maybe ask a few questions. Any other tips would be appreciated! Now off to read and research!
     
  5. RogerRadcliffe

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    First off, congrats on your Son being accepted into the program from a Community College! I've found that it's a bit tougher to be accepted from one since there's not exactly a department that deals with internships.

    If I were you I'd just let him accept it. He's obviously had the motivation it takes to complete the entire process, and holding him for 72 more hours may not seem like much but it will switch up the arrival dates for him.

    As far as housing/roomates goes, he's probably good with the internet. First, he could look on these boards for a few guys that need roommates, as I'm sure quite a few people will be looking for some in the next few weeks when acceptances come out. Next, I'd suggest Tumblr if he has one, as I know quite a few people match roommate applications on there. There's also a few other sites that I'll leave for you to discover. Last but not least, he could just wait until check-in day and be paired with whomever is left.

    You've also got to understand as a parent (who I hope was once a teenager) that partying is just a part of being young. It's just about being smart with it.

    Also, check out this Roommate thread.

    Congrats on your Daughter's interview!

    With the DCP Information Meeting you just get to see a powerpoint and get some information on the College Program. It's actually a bit better that she didn't go as she doesn't miss out on much and I've found that things on the internet are a bit more informational from a personal perspective. More or less, there's a few other things that I'd rather not mention.

    My best personal tip for the interview is to first show some excitement! They want people that are enthusiastic who can make guest's day Magical! Also, smile while you're doing your interview as you can hear a smile through the phone.

    Also, if you're willing to help her out, practice with her over the phone or in person by just having her turn around. Not being able to see someone in person makes a phone interview different than most.

    Also a few resources that I've found over time --

    1. Tricky CP Interview Questions
    2. Disney Internships & Programs Blog

    Browse around the second blog as there's an actual phone interview page.

    Good Luck!

    Have a Magical Day! :smickey:
     
  6. GrowUp2BaPrincess

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    Hi all,

    My name is Christy. We found out last week that our son, Blake, was accepted into the DCP. His arrival date is January 7th. We LOVE Disney and we couldn't be happier for Blake to be going. He's wanted to go ever since we learned of the program years ago. It's one giant step on his path to becoming an Imagineer someday!

    I've joined the facebook group for parents. I'm nervous, happy, excited, shocked, and every other imaginable emotion...can't wait, yet can't believe he's going to be 19 hours away from home.

    Looking forward to getting to know some of the parents who will be learning about this experience of a lifetime along with me.

    Christy
     
  7. FINFAN

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    thanks for the response and the good wishes. I had no idea it was tougher to get accepted from a CC :confused3, but we are for sure proud of him...oh I was definitely a young teenager. I am not uptight about the normal rights of pasage occuring, but I am concerned as to the amount of blogs/posts what-have-you of kids who have been termed for being stupid, and then their roommates who have been termed along with them JUST because they live in the same apartment that the wrong-doer did. That's the stuff I am concerned with. If my DS blows it on his own then he gets what he deserves but if he is playing by the rules and still goes down with the ship, that's hard to take~ IF it happened to lose a semester of school on top of it is rough. I totally get why so many wait until they are 21 to apply for the program, a ton of stress is lifted off of them. DS actually agreed that he was glad we made him wait, he talked to his counselor again today who pointed out both the positives and negatives of missing the semester. Mainly risking getting into his major as a Transfer student, but also pointed out that the college may like seeing that he completed the CP program which woud be veiwed as a plus. At any rate, he survived having to "stop and think" before he acepted...also so that he did not do so prematurely for WDW sake either. Best to know for sure so you can decline and let another hopeful have the chance. Guess it is on to the next step now, thanks for the roommate sites...but is it just me or are there WAY more girls posting for roommates than they guys are?
     
  8. Brenda P

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    Did you ever get an email? I still have not received anything.
     
  9. AnnaS

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    Daughter's interview was Tuesday - today received email that she was accepted - custodial. She is happy!!
     
  10. FINFAN

    FINFAN Mom to Tinkbell

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    My DS is in Custodial too! There is a facebook page for Disney CP Custodial, she should join it!:thumbsup2
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/disneycp2012/#!/groups/450183881692223/
     
  11. Yvette563

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    :wave2: AnnaS

    CONGRATS to your daughter! My daughter is SA Arriving Jan 7th in Custodial too! :cheer2::cheer2::cheer2:YAY!! CUSTODIAL:cheer2::cheer2::cheer2:
     
  12. Desiree

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    Thanks for the advice everyone! Now the waiting for the phone interview begins! :faint:
     
  13. IrishTink

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    Ok first congrats for your son! And second I don't believe it is any tougher to be accepted from a CC - it might be harder to deal with a CC after you are accepted but Disney doesn't care if you came from a CC. I have to say of the hundreds of CPs my daughter has worked with a whole bunch of them have been from CCs (and she came from a CC herself)

    Liz
     
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    You're welcome!
     
  17. Lori-n-NY

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    My daughter was accepted for Spring Advantage 2013 for attractions. She will be going to the character/dancer audition on Oct 15. Her dream role is dancing in a parade but ultimate dream is being the green light up dragonfly in the Electric Light parade at MK. She will be thrilled with whatever role she gets.

    Her program dates are Jan 7 thru Aug 2. (207 days in case you were wondering -DD told me that )

    She has met some roommates thru facebook and they have weekly skype dates and really seem to get along great. Only downside I see is there is 8 of them. They are hoping to get a 4 bedroom apartment in Chatham.

    We are flying down on Jan 3 to spend a day or two in the parks and then do some shopping before check in day. We are staying at Art of Animation Resort but may switch to Pop Century if and when the annual pass discount comes out. I will be flying home Jan 9.

    I requested to join the parents facebook page and hope to chat with all the new DCP parents there too.
     
  18. AnnaS

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    Does anyone know if they can book a discounted room? Just curious since I am trying to figure out my points and might book a dvc room. We plan on arriving the day before and staying an additional 5/6 nights to see if there is anything she needs.

    TIA.
     
  19. vellamint

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    Hi! From what I understand the earliest they can use any of their perks is after they finish Traditions which is end of day 3. Ive also read 3 weeks from somewhere but dont believe that one is true. We also own DVC and are also coming in the day before and staying a full week. We want to see them (twins) in their costumes at work (and torture them taking photos haha). We chose Saratoga Springs due to its close vicinity to the check in station at Vista Way AND Walmart. Going to take them to BJ's Wholesale also since we are members up here and buy them LARGE quantities of toiletries that we can split up for them...
     
  20. AnnaS

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    Thank you. So I guess I better book SSR then. I was not sure. If the discount starts after, it won't help us.

    You are flying down? We are going to drive down and bring as much as needed. Do you know if they need their own TV's and or anything for wi-fi?
    TIA
     
  21. FINFAN

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    Mt DS is planning on bringing a wireless router...it's kind of a "staple" item these days for home, dorm, anywhere if you plan on any length of time. Just helps alleviate frustration (hopefully) and yes, I htink they need their own t.v. if they want them...and extension cords,,, never can have too many!
     

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