College Program Questions Thread, Pt 4

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  1. ArielinWonderland

    ArielinWonderland Mouseketeer

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    Are you allowed to pick up shifts if you are already scheduled for 40+ hours?
     
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  3. jordanri

    jordanri Earning My Ears

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    okay so this is BASICALLY how it works

    straight time = under 40 hours
    over time = over 40 hours

    if you are over 40 hours and you pick up hours from someone else over 40 hours and they either stay ABOVE 40 hours it's fine because it's overtime for over time.

    you can pick up from the hub, i believe, and sign up for extra hours. don't quote me on the last part, i was usually always at 40 on my last program and on my first i worked 50+ a lot...
     
  4. Wishes Count

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    Again a complicated answer.

    You can pick up shifts from the Extra Hours Hotline, that will put you into overtime. But NOT from another cast member. So for example you are working 5 days and Joe wants to give you one of his days off. If taking Joe's shift will put you into overtime it will not be approved.


    If you are interested in working more than 5 days a week or extra hours there is a place on the HUB that you can sign up and request to be scheduled more hours/days. Depending on your location's staffing needs it may or may not be approved.
     
  5. PrincessPenguin

    PrincessPenguin Earning My Ears

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    So, here's a bit of an odd question. I'd love to do the CP if/when I go back to college, but I have back problems. Are there roles that are able to accommodate having to sit (in a chair, not like on Jungle Cruise) at least part of a shift?
     
  6. levenhopper

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    Yup! Disney has a great accommodations department. They're sure to find something to work for you. The way it works: you get accepted, and then there is a form that you fill out, then have your doctor fill out (http://cdn.disneycareers.com/managed/WDW_DCP_medical_form.pdf). After that, the form gets submitted to WDW, and they review it. Then they'll be in contact with you to discuss accommodations.

    Just remember that you only fill out and submit the form after you've been accepted and paid your deposit.

    Hope this helps!
     
  7. ItsAllen

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    Can you participate in more than 1 role?
     
  8. leeg229

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    This is a bit of a complicated answer. If you get the hopper role then you could be trained to do several roles such as QSFB + Merch + Custodial etc... If you choose to extend your program then you could possibly extend into another role if it's available. If a medical issue arises during your program you may be allowed to switch roles. Otherwise, the role you get is it.:thumbsup2
     
  9. ItsAllen

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    Thanks! :)
     
  10. emcclay

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    How many CPs have checked in without knowing who their roommates were going to be? I think this is what I will end up doing in a couple weeks. :cool2:
     
  11. Joanna71985

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    I have (I did for 3 of my CPs). I was lucky, and wound up with nice roomates
     
  12. AnnaS

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    When my dd checked in, she had no idea who her roommates were going to be.
     
  13. MainStreetPrincess

    MainStreetPrincess Earning My Ears

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    1) Would someone be able to rattle off some of the most requested attractions? (i know Jungle Cruise and ToT has been mentioned, but I would just like to know what a few more are) Also is Splash Mountain among the most requested?
    2) I would reallllly rather work in Florida than Cali, would there be any way to ensure I'm in Florida?
    3) If you request lifeguarding, can you request a water park? I've heard CPs normally just get resorts
    --Thanks!!
     
  14. RogerRadcliffe

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    1. Popularity is based upon personal preference. You're definitely on track for the most wanted attractions as it will be the spieling/particularly themed rides. I'd say Jungle Cruise, Kilimanjaro Safaris, and the Great Movie Ride for Spieling attractions. As far as regular attractions, it's going to be based upon what people favour in the end. Again, you're not ensured to get a location just because you request it, as they place based upon needs.

    2. Don't apply for California. You have the option to apply for the Walt Disney World College Program and the Disneyland Resort College Program. Just forgo the latter, and it will save you any possble stress.

    3. You're definitely allowed to request any location that you'd like, you're just not guaranteed that specific location. Placement is really based upon availability and needs at the time of your arrival. There's also the possibility of transferring areas in your role, but I haven't had it completely confirmed.

    Have a Magical Day! :smickey:
     
  15. RogerRadcliffe

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    Mainly a few questions pertaining to housing:

    1. What is provided in the CP apartments? Are flatware and all pans? Televisions? (Roommate says that there's televisions available in the living/common area now)

    2. What is required to get internet in the apartments?

    3. Would you recommend bringing anything additional? Vacuums?

    4. How exactly does rent work? Is it the more roommates the cheaper the rent? How do you figure a cost? How many roommates is recommended?

    5. What resources/information is available on housing?

    Thanks, and Have a Magical Day! :smickey:
     
  16. Joanna71985

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    1. Quite a lot is provided (including plates, silverware, and pots/pans). And as far as I'm aware, TVs are not provided

    2. You will need a router

    3. I wouldn't bring a vacuum, as you can borrow one from the clubhouse at Housing

    4. The bigger the apartment (and more roomates), the cheaper rent will be. Vista is the cheapest complex, then Chatham, with Patterson being the most expensive.

    5. I'm sure things will be online. Then when you arrive, info will be in the guidebook you receive at checkin
     
  17. Hollsey

    Hollsey Finding my laughing place!

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    The others have been answered as well as I can answer, but for number 3 I just want to note that one of my roommates was a lifeguard at Blizzard Beach, so it's definitely not uncommon for CPs to get it. Another roommate was QSFB at Typhoon Lagoon, if that helps confirm it any. They were FA CPs, but just so you know, it isn't entirely unheard of :)
     
  18. Violetfyre

    Violetfyre Earning My Ears

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    I have a question for the future, not this year sadly. I was at college a couple years back before I took off to go work overseas and also in various places (I was in film then). I'm going back this next year, but would I have to wait for a semester before I could apply for CP?

    Also, I am wondering how things work with religious issues, and how accommodating Disney is for such?
     
  19. leeg229

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    My understanding of the rule is that you must be currently enrolled at the school in order to participate in the program. So, you can apply during your first semester back for participation in the next semester.
     
  20. Violetfyre

    Violetfyre Earning My Ears

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    Okay, thanks. I'm hopeful of doing so, since I am going back to work on a business degree, even if I would rather study hospitality (though there are no schools nearby that do hospitality programs). I think I'd take just about anything though in order to get to work at Disney.

    The only other concern I have is whether I'd be able to keep up with my own private things like religion, without causing too much of a problem. :)
     
  21. Wishes Count

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    I'm not sure what type of religious accommodation you would need. But there is a religious accommodation form where you can request accommodation. Whether it be a certain day off to attend services, or if you cannot handle meat or example. I do not have any experience making such requests but I would assume they would do their best to accommodate you.
     

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