The Official 2013 Fall/Fall Advantage Thread!!

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  1. Time Traveler

    Time Traveler the best around

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    I had my phone interview on Wednesday and just got a "pending" email (and that I may be waiting until April 19th for a final decision). Is this normal? I could have sworn that I read that it was a bad sign. Some people have already been accepted so I'm not feeling too confident.

    I felt that my phone interview went over fairly well, though I was asked a lot about prior work experience (and I don't really have any). I was able to make some analogies and mentioned some volunteer staff positions I've had on a few websites, though I've never had a "real" job.

    My top role choices were concierge, hospitality, and vacation planner, and I made it clear that I am very knowledgeable about WDW. I understand that those 3 are very hard to get, but I had some more common roles like attractions as moderate so I'm hoping that they'd at least consider me for those.
     
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  3. leeg229

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    Pending is neither a good thing nor bad thing. It's Disney's way of hitting the pause button on the process. Never having had a job before shouldn't matter, but it does help that with the positions you applied for to be a hospitality major. Also, your top 3 are roles where there are fewer spots available than, say, QSFB, Merch, or Custodial where they need TONS of CPs because there are more locations and more people needed to staff those locations. Like you said you were open to other roles as well and your interview applies to all roles you applied for. Just keep your head up and remember while Pending does suck, at least it's not NLIC.
     
  4. jAcKs_x0

    jAcKs_x0 Earning My Ears

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    Hi all!

    My name is Jakiee and I am currently a freshman going to school in Boston. My major is pre-med, but I really love disney and just want the opportunity to work in such a magical place before I have to worry about applying to med school or studying for the MCATs. My top three roles are Character Performer, BBB, and Concierge, and Vacation Planner if Character performer is out of the question. My interview is next Friday and I'm really excited! Very impatient though :) Good luck to everyone!
     
  5. SecondStar2TheRight

    SecondStar2TheRight Earning My Ears

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    I had mine yesterday in the morning and was pended this morning. It seems about 80 gazillion (okay, yes an exaggeration, just seems like a lot :upsidedow) got pended today. But hey, we're still in this! We haven't been NLIC'd right away like some people. They must feel some potential.
    Also, I've never had work experience either. I had a CNA internship, but I'm not sure how much effect that has :P
     
  6. o0junebug0o

    o0junebug0o Earning My Ears

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    Just finished my interview!

    I'm really not sure how I did. I was feeling really calm up until the interview, then the phone rang and I got really nervous and never really calmed down- I stumbled on my words a lot. My interviewer was hard to understand, like she was staticky. I didn't even catch her name! :sad2:

    Some of the questions I think I had very strong answers to, but there were a couple of curve-balls she threw at me and I'm not sure how I answered those.

    Hopefully I did well. :confused3

    My fingers are crossed for those of you waiting to hear a response or have yet to do the phone interview! I'm rooting for you!! :thumbsup2 :cheer2:
     
  7. singitalto

    singitalto <font color=FF66FF>Can't wait to stay at the Beach

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    My daughter had her phone interview on Wednesday. She felt it went well. She received an email today saying she wasn't accepted. We are so disappointed!!! She has wanted this for so long. I just wonder what she could have done differently to have be accepted. She was very flexible, basically said she would work anywhere. She has job experience - 3 years as a shift leader at a local smoothie joint, she is very responsible. I feel so bad for her:(
     
  8. leeg229

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    Unfortunately there is no way to know what may have triggered the NLIC. Maybe if her top 3 were positions where very few are accepted that hurt her chances?? But that's just speculation.
     
  9. Time Traveler

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    I don't see why they would deny a good applicant based on that; from what I read, it's fairly common to get your medium/low interest roles. Otherwise, what would be the point in allowing you to apply for more than 3?
     
  10. littlelionsam

    littlelionsam Earning My Ears

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    since they sent out e-mails the past 2 days, do you think there's any possibility they'll send out more e-mails tomorrow?
     
  11. wdwislife

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    I sure hope so!
     
  12. leeg229

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    I didn't mean that was the only reason just that it could have contributed. :confused3 The point of applying to more than 3 is to increase the odds of getting in but if you have two people applying to the same role one lists it as high interest the other as low I'd be inclined to choose the person with a higher interest as long as they had a good interview. With something like 25,000 applicants and only around 5000 acceptances there are going to be many strong candidates that don't make it, just ask my friend Sarah. The only thing I can suggest is try again next semester. :)
     
  13. heaven2dc

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    I got an email this morning - pending email. I interviewed Thurs night and can't believe that I received an email so quickly! I understand they are moving fast this time around so hopefully pending status turns into acceptance status just as quick! Good luck everyone!
     
  14. SheerKahn24

    SheerKahn24 Earning My Ears

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    Wow, I never knew that..

    So, a question.

    If you get the internship are there usually living arrangements or do you have to find your own?
     
  15. Wishes Count

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    If you are talking about the College Program, yes there is housing. (Although you can live offsite if you want to)

    If you are talking about Professional Internships, sort of. There is limited housing available and if you have a Management Internship you cannot live in the housing. Most PI's choose to live offsite.
     
  16. jobro912

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    Son had his interview today at 4:15...said it went well...When asked why DCP he shared some stories about his experiences re CMs and parks...She asked about transportation which he is pretty sure he didn't indicate interest on...if so it would have been low...Also discussed custodial...he was planning on doing character auditions, but decided to not, and asked her to not place him on the list. Now...we...wait. :)
     
  17. leeg229

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    Good luck!! Sometimes the questions you get asked have little or nothing to do with the roles you express interest in; they just want to see how you handle certain questions and respond to situations. Welcome to the waiting game!!
     
  18. wdwislife

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    This waiting game is already getting to me and I'm only on day 4! :eek:
    Normally I wouldn't even think about getting any results for another 10 days, but with the huge influx of NLICs and pendings, not to mention the surprise early acceptances, I'm starting to get antsy!
     
  19. lego606

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    Me too! Though I'm still in progress for Disneyland because I assume they haven't started accepting people
     
  20. Cicero10

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    Are roommates accommodating with diseases? Because I have a disease called Cystic Fibrosis and the medications I take are very expensive and require refrigeration. I also have another machine that must be used for my disease. It's about the size of a big snack box, it must be used everyday and it takes 30 minutes to use a day. What it does is shakes my chest (I put it on like a life jacket) and it shakes my chest. So it makes a bit of noise, but not enough to hear outside of a room (you could maybe hear it faintly).
     
  21. wdwislife

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    I have a friend with Cystic Fibrosis so I'm fairly familiar with the treatments! I'm sure that if you explain your situation to potential roommates they will be very understanding. Anyone who isn't probably isn't good roommate material! :thumbsup2
     

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