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CP 201_: a thread for college program hopefuls who have to wait a few years.

Discussion in 'The College Board' started by wdwislife, Oct 28, 2009.

  1. utkscvol1

    utkscvol1 DIS Veteran

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    For those accepted - do you find that being involved in clubs and sports helps any?
     
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  3. angelmichelle

    angelmichelle Mouseketeer

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    Looking to do the DCP in Fall 2014... first semester of my junior year! Spring 2015 would work, too, but I'd rather do Fall. But, I have to talk to my academic adviser(s) first and foremost. :crazy2:
     
  4. PirateSnowmen

    PirateSnowmen Bazinga!

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    Not really. I can't remember if there was a place to put any of that info on the application, but I may be wrong. I only remember having to submit my previous work information, which was discussed in the phone interview. They never discussed extra-curricular activities with me.

    However, those extra-curricular activities may help give you some experience for a question they may ask on the interview. For instance, when they asked me if I preferred working indoors or outdoors, I was able to tell them about my experience having to be outdoors many times in 100+ degree weather as a part of one of my extra-curricular activities I participate in. I felt like that experience allowed me to give a good answer to the question.

    So, while they don't specifically ask about any extra-curricular activities you participate in, you may be able to answer some interview questions by giving examples from being in sports/clubs. Hope that makes sense :upsidedow
     
  5. keypooh90

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    Awesome!

    I plan on doing it that semester too. It will be immediately after I graduate!
     
  6. angelmichelle

    angelmichelle Mouseketeer

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    Awesome! :cool1:
     
  7. keypooh90

    keypooh90 Lovatic

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    A year from now and we will be applying!
     
  8. utkscvol1

    utkscvol1 DIS Veteran

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    Just looking ahead. My daughter is really interested in this program- however she does not have any work history. She dances at a local studio and is on a competition team. She also is on her high school dance team and involved in several clubs within school so her schedule does not allow for a job. I'm not sure if when she graduates if it will or not but she does a lot of volunteering thru church and school so maybe that will help make up for work history.
     
  9. leeg229

    leeg229 Mouseketeer

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    Absolutely that will help! They look very favorably on volunteer work! Having never held a wage earning job shouldn't hurt her one bit. There are plenty of people every season who are hired having never held a job before.
     
  10. FairyPiranha

    FairyPiranha Working Towards a Dream

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    Hiya y'all! So I am pumped for this, I've been planning since freshman year and now that I am a senior I a even more excited!

    I am planning on participating in the fall advantage either '14 or '15. I'm hoping for character performer since I'm 4'10" and that seems to be a popular height. I would absolutely love to be Minnie, she was the first character to hold me when I was child, and I've loved her since then.

    I have a whole plan for my future based on working for disney. I am going to Georgia Southern University for a double major in International Studies and Public Relations, with a minor in French or Mandarin, depending on if they have the classes to make the minor requirements. So yea! I'm excited for this great opportunity and to meet people who are interested in it as well!
     
  11. keypooh90

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    You should do Fall 2014! Seems like lots of us on this thread are planning for that time! And yay for another GA person! I go to UWG, majoring in History and Communications and minor in marketing!
     
  12. MicaelaRose

    MicaelaRose Earning My Ears

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    Just thought I'd leave a little comment as a DCP hopeful myself. I'd love to do it my sophomore year of college, preferably Spring 2015. I've wanted to do it since I found out about it in middle school and I've spent a lot of time reading blogs and researching the program. I start college in the fall as a Hospitality and Event Management major. As of right now the goal is the become a Wedding Planner, I would love to work for Disney Fairy Tale Weddings, though recently I've also thought about the tourism industry because it fascinates me. If/when I do the DCP I would love to have the role of Vacation Planner, Concierge, or Character Attendant, at least those are the roles that interest me most, I would work QSF&B if it meant being able to do the program. Anyways, just thought I'd say hello!
    -Micaela
     
  13. PrinceNotSoCharming

    PrinceNotSoCharming Future DCP

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    Me and two of my friends hope to go to the DCP for a fall advantage during our sophomore year of college but unfortunately we just finished our sophomore year of high school. We are kind of dying because of the anticipation. We really want to do it at WDW and we all are curbing our anticipation by Disneying in our free time! We can't wait and its nice to know we aren't the only ones planning this far in advance!
     
  14. FlamePrincess

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    I have it all planned out and I am starting my Junior year in high school this year. :p I will be moving to California after I graduate in 2015 and started a community college there so I can start DCP my sophomore year. I am so excited :love:
     
  15. Ajaz

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    Well, it's been two months exactly since my program ended. I don't think I ever came back to this thread while I was there, so I'm really sorry about that! I totally meant to give y'all updates from time to time, but just like pretty much every other CP out there, I found myself getting caught up in everything there is to do at Disney.

    Anyway, I was Spring 2013 Attractions, and I ended up being placed at Kilimanjaro Safaris, driving the trucks and spieling about the animals! It was terrifying at first, but I ended up loving it.

    To everyone who's still waiting to apply, I know the wait is tough. I was on this board for about three years before doing my program, but it was SO worth the wait. And good luck to everyone who's about to begin their program! It'll be the time of your life.

    I don't really check these boards too often anymore, but if you have any questions about my program, feel free to ask me over at my tumblr!
     
  16. mandyyyrose

    mandyyyrose Earning My Ears

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    Anyone know how much my chances are affected if I have no work experience? I have volunteering/extra cirriculars...work just never seemed to fit in with everything :(
     
  17. leeg229

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    You will have the same chances as everyone else. Every program has plenty of people who have never had a job before and were still accepted. As long as you go into your interview with the right mindset and bring up your volunteer work you'll be fine.
     
  18. Orreed

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    I am planning on applying for Fall Advantage 2016!
     
  19. lkbuster

    lkbuster 14 Year Old Disney College Hopeful

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    Hey I'm going into ninth grade! I have already started planning too. I have answered sample questions and everything!
     
  20. Irish_Mike

    Irish_Mike Part of Your World

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    I'm just starting as a College Freshman this fall (Actually, two weeks!) and I am planning on Applying for either Fall Advantage 2014 or Spring Advantage 2015 - first have to decide which I want off.

    I'll admit. Jess' (College Program Frump Style) report really made me look into the program and I am really excited to possibly do it. Thinking Guest Relations (Concierge/Main Desk), Merchandise or Quick Service would be my top three! So yeah - now to wait.
     
  21. TrueDisney

    TrueDisney DCP Hopeful

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    I'm starting college too right around when you are. Since I'm so confused as to what I should major in, I'm planning on applying for spring 14. Maybe it'll help me decide :p. if you don't mind me asking, is it the college not allowing you to do it earlier or personal preference?
     

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