Spring 2013 Professional Internships

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  1. Eeyoreluver

    Eeyoreluver DS and DD CP Alumni

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    My DD applied August 28 for an Educational PI. She hasn't heard anything yet. The only thing she knows is that this group is the last ones chosen. She also knows 1 person has been picked. I was wondering if anyone here has applied for the Educational PI and heard anything. Congratulations to all those who have made it. :) I know this will be the experience of a lifetime for you!
    Oh yeah, and hears a little pixie magic for those still waiting pixiedust:
     
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  3. cindy17

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    Has your daughter been stuck in "interview stage" all this time? My son is going for an Engineering PI and has heard nothing since mid-September. His must be one of the last ones interviewing also. Hopefully good things come to those who wait!! :)
     
  4. Eeyoreluver

    Eeyoreluver DS and DD CP Alumni

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    cindy17, I hope you are right. Yes, she is in limbo in the interview stage.
     
  5. ibaw

    ibaw Earning My Ears

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    Congrats on being accepted into the finance/accounting PI... it is AWESOME! I participated in it during Fall 2012. Do you know what area you will be working with?

    As for housing, there are many PIs that do not use the housing. I agree that the facebook group is a good place to look. I found the best thing was to actually go to Orlando and look!! Take a weekend (do your research before hand) and visit LOTS of places! As you are in Gainesville this should be doable and it is totally worth the effort!

    Congrats again!!
     
  6. DisneyGirlie

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    This. Absolutely this.

    I've browsed apartments near Disney on 2 different occasions and going to the properties, talking to the staff, seeing the apts, has made all the difference. I toured 3 complexes yesterday and it has narrowed down my housing decisions completely. I only toured a total of 5 because honestly those 5 were the only ones I was even considering because of location/price range. I'll give a brief review for the ones I've seen.

    Cagan Crossings - I actually really liked this place. Good location as far as being surrounded by stuff (Walmart, Dunkin' Donuts, Starbucks, etc.) and it is a newish community so everything feels/looks super nice. The office staff was great and the various communities within Cagan offers good options as far as price ranging. However, for my preference, it's a little too far out from Disney. If you have traffic patience/gas money, then whatever, move that far out. Some people don't even think it's far.

    Alexandria Parc Vue - Location is okay, although I wouldn't prefer being on that side of the 535 area. The traffic congestion near Cross Roads is a little too much for me. The office staff was ok, not great. The actual property itself did not have a newish/luxurious feel. The buildings look a little older, so does the leasing office, etc etc.

    Abaco Key - The woman who was speaking to me was acting like a used car salesman attempting to get me to sign now because they are always full and there's a waiting list, blah blah blah. I didn't appreciate that. Location wise, it's near Parc Vue so my feelings are the same on that. The apts look nice from the outside, but I was extremely unimpressed with the inside. They felt old, the ceilings felt very low (i know that sounds weird), there was no counter space in the bathroom, little storage space in general/small closet. Pool wasn't impressive.

    Bella - The concept of this place is great. They really are a luxury community. The pool is fabulous, the jogging trail has special rubbery bouncy mulch on it, the clubhouse is beautiful, the gym is great (technically 2 gyms), they offer free fitness classes to residents, the buildings have elevators, the apartments are gorgeous inside (GREAT walk in closet, nice sized bedroom, pretty bathroom but little counter space, nice kitchen, built in desk in kitchen, etc), and very large patio areas. The location is doable although not the closest to Disney (I just really don't like the road it is off of with all the traffic lights and stuff haha personal preference). My only qualm about this place is the pricing. It is already pricey for monthly rent, but this place tacks on fees anywhere they can. I forgot all the additional fees she told me about, but I know for a fact that depending on what floor you're on, there is an additional fee. It's like an extra $20 per month to be on 1st floor, an extra $40 to be on fourth floor. Then if you wanted an apartment with all tile floors throughout, that's extra. There were more extra fees too (I just forgot them).

    Cumberland Park - Location is great. Right across from CP Housing (Chatham Square and Patterson Court). Beautiful clubhouse. They have an indoor basketball court, nice gym, and game room. The feature that really struck me is their movie theater. It is absolutely precious. It looks like a real movie theater and they show movies in it every Thursday night. Pretty neat. They have a beach style entry pool. Their apts have screened in patios. The apt floor plans are really nice. I read some reviews online though that they were having crime problems? Whattt?

    Personally, I've narrowed my choices down to Cumberland Park and Bella. Bella is a bit more pricey and I'm unsure how I would handle all those fees, but I really liked those 2 complexes.
     
  7. morgymarie

    morgymarie Earning My Ears

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    Thank you soo much for the suggestion of the group in facebook! I just joined so hopefully it helps :) Congrats on your internship!!

    I too am a little older than most the other interns, so that is also a great reason for me to look for other housing... also I have used easyroommate.com before as well when I went on study abroad, but sometimes I find those sites to be more work than they should be. If you have any luck or more suggestions let me know :) Thanks again!
     
  8. morgymarie

    morgymarie Earning My Ears

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    Thank you thank you! I am soo excited, but I have yet to hear what area I will be working in. I'm not even sure if I will be on the accounting or finance side. I think they are having a hard time figuring it out too because I have my Bachelors in Accounting and my Masters in International Business with a focus on Finance ... I expressed interest in their foreign currency department, but now I am just waiting to hear :) Do you have any advice for the internship? Also did you or any of the other PI's you worked with get a full time position after?

    Yes Gainesville is very close to Orlando, but I am actually living in Orlando with my parents while I finish my thesis this semester. However, I want to move as soon as I can! They live in the perfect area, but being that I haven't lived with them since I was 18, it's not that appealing so I want to move as soon as the internship starts. I have looked at a few apartments now, but the biggest problem is that some of them don't offer short term leases. At this point I think I would have better luck with just finding some roommates, but then the problem about me having a dog arises. Good thing is that I still have 2 months so I am hoping to find something soon :) Thanks!!!
     
  9. morgymarie

    morgymarie Earning My Ears

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    WOW!!! Thank you soo much the advice!!! I too have looked into all of the ones you went to see, but I have yet to actually visit them. I am also thinking about Falcon Square, which is where the PI's are actually going to be housed but without roommates is pretty expensive. I have also looked into some apartments in Davenport, one is called Victoria Park and it looks amazing!!! I think I am going to follow your lead and go and look at all the places around the area to see what I can find :)

    While looking did you find any that offer a Disney cast member discount? I know that a lot of the apartments in the area offer it, but I was just wondering what kind of discounts they give! Thank you soo much for everything!!!
     
  10. DisneyGirlie

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    Everywhere I went, I told them about being a cast member and some piped up with discount information and some didn't. I'll assume those that didn't don't offer a discount. Abaco Key and Cagan Crossings had a discount but only on application/deposit fees. Bella has a 3% discount on rent for cast. That's all I know of.

    I also wanted to say that I really really really wanted to live at Victoria Park just from looking at their website. But then I realized that the one bedrooms only have walk in showers and no bath tubs which I simply cannot live without so I gave up that dream :( might be perfect for you though if you only like showers!
     
  11. DisneyGirlie

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    To people who have gone through that final Retail Management PI interview -

    What was the response/last words of your interviewers? Mine said that I should be getting call within 2-3 weeks. I thought though that if you're rejected, they don't call, just email. I'm not naive enough to believe that they were telling me I did well and that I'd probably get it. They can't do that and plus they still had interviews to conduct, thus more people to examine and see if they were better than me! I just wonder if they're saying that everyone receives calls - rejected or not. Or maybe they meant IF offered the PI, you'll receive a call. Basically, it wasn't the response I was expecting. What did you all experience?
     
  12. delmar411

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    I thought they call if they are making an offer? DH's interviewers didn't say a time frame but they were F&B ppl so they probably just forgot and DH didn't ask.

    BUT Dh just moved to post-interview stage! That could mean nothing or everything but there was movement on his dashboard! Gotta celebrate some movement! :rotfl: :goodvibes
     
  13. Lady V

    Lady V <font color=339933>I kept waking up so hot!<br><fo

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    Good luck!! I bet he gets it!! I can't wait to read the good news!!
     
  14. tggrbuny

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    Ok, so can we put a burden on you to post a review of the apartments that you see similiar to the one Disneygirlie has done. After you see the apartments of course. I will be in Orlando on Thursday and will try to add something worth while to this thread based on what has not yet be reported.
     
  15. tggrbuny

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    WOW and THANK YOU. I only have a few days in town next week and you have made my trip have much better focus. I will be certain to add anything I learn of value after my driving around. In the mean time I have a few questions about Cagan Crossings. I like the location because I like coming into the property on Western Way. Did they have screen in porches too? Did you feel that the four different groups were progressively nicer? I was wondering other than the washer dryer situation why the apartments were so much higher for The Glen and The Loft versus Aurora and Ridgepointe?

    Again, thanks for all the time you spent driving around. I know that you did it for you, but it really helps me too.:thumbsup2
     
  16. DisneyGirlie

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    I actually don't know that much about Cagan. I just didn't personally get to tour all the different communities and stuff there but I have a friend who lives in the glen. He really liked it and it did seem fancy but he chose to transfer and move down to ridgepointe because it was cheaper. Honestly other than the glen being newer, I'm not sure there is a real difference. If I were going to live at Cagan, I think I would 100% go with the loft. Aren't those the ones that are above stores, include elevator access, and a garage? I could be mixing that up, but if that's the case that's a really good value for the rent they charge for the loft for all you get. Especially compared to other places haha.
     
  17. morgymarie

    morgymarie Earning My Ears

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    Yes of course, its no burden at all! I went to a few places yesterday around the area my parents live (Seaworld and Universal area) If you would like I can write comments about them, but I think they are a little far from where you would like to stay... Today I will be going to places near Millenia, Lake Buena Vista, and Davenport so I will tell you about those :) Although Millenia is a little farther it is on the I4 corridor so it makes the time traveling a little less stressful!!! If you would like the a review of the apartments from the area I visited yesterday, i.e. Seaworld and Universal, let me know I would be more than willing to help! :)
     
  18. morgymarie

    morgymarie Earning My Ears

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    NO BATHTUBS!!!! Oh Oh that may not work, maybe I will look at the 2 bedrooms and find a roomie because that is a must have! Thanks for letting me know :)
     
  19. tggrbuny

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    That helps, I will plan a tour of Cagan next week. I had already rejected the lowest cost neighborhood division (Aurora?) because no washer/dryer hook ups in unit. I have managed to work in three days of residence hunting in to the upcoming trip, that should be enough to have a picked a place.
     
  20. tggrbuny

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    I commute 20+ miles to work every day now, so this would not be a big change. :drive:

    My intention is to stay permanently and I want to live somewhere that is comfortable and worth staying a couple of years. If you think it is too much for the thread, just PI me. Thanks so much for the info.
     
  21. Lady V

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    Don't know which type of engineering he applied for but I know of at least one person who has received an offer
     

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