The Official 2013 Fall/Fall Advantage Thread!!

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  1. littlelionsam

    littlelionsam Earning My Ears

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    oh, also, im not 100% about this, but the campus rep at my school told me they were becoming more selective this year, which makes me more nervous about applying. does anybody know anything about that?
     
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  3. AliSW

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    I feel like they always say things like that. I have no idea though, I hope not!
     
  4. Hollsey

    Hollsey Finding my laughing place!

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    Hi guys!

    I'm Holly, and I'm a fifth year English - Creative Writing major at the University of Cincinnati. I'm also technically working on my Certificate in Film and Media Studies, but I won't complete it on time. I'm set to graduate in April at long last and I am so excited! :woohoo:

    I did my first CP on the Fall Quarter Advantage in 2010, working Quick Service at Intermission Food Court at All Star Music Resort and I absolutely loved every minute of it! I went Seasonal but the week that I went back to get my 40 hours was the exact week I got my letter in the mail notifying me of the changes, so I had to quit because of my school schedule. But I'm excited about having a new role!

    This time around I'll be doing the Fall Program so I can take part in a really great family vacation we're planning and save up a little bit more money, but I'm hoping to go FT (or at least PT/Seasonal) after my program is over so we'll see! I'll work basically anything aside from Life Guard and Entertainment, but I'd really prefer not to do QSR again and I'd like to stay out of the Resorts, only because I've done it before and I'm curious to compare my experiences of working in a resort to working at a park.

    I'm excited to meet everyone and hopefully make more friends this time around! :)
     
  5. pipermae

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    Hi everyone! I'm Kadye and I'm a senior at the University of Memphis. I did the CP for the fall 2011 semester in Attractions at Rock 'N' Roller Coaster. I'm applying for PIs and CP for the Fall 2013 semester. I'm a Business Administration major and I'm concentrating in Hospitality and Resort Management so I'd like to focus on the hotel aspects this go around if it works out. :) Nice to "meet" everyone! :) :wave2:
     
  6. RogerRadcliffe

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    Glad to see that Kate got a FA 2013 thread up!

    Bonjour, je suis Josh. I'm currently studying for my double major in Engineering and Biology at the local Engineering Uni in hopes of one day becoming an Imagineer, and other wonderful aspirations.

    I'm currently a CM, and absolutely love it!

    Looking forward to the application process starting soon. Looking forward to Fall Advantage and making new friends!

    Best of luck, and Have a Most Magical Day! :smickey:
     
  7. PirateSnowmen

    PirateSnowmen Bazinga!

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    Hey guys! I'm Emily and I'm a senior psychology major at the University of Oklahoma, and I'm graduating this summer! I've been dying to do the CP ever since I was in high school, but it was never convenient for me to take off a semester from school. After graduating I'm planning to go to nursing school, so now was the perfect time to do the CP. If I don't get accepted, I'm planning on taking classes next fall at a community college (prereqs for nursing school) and applying again for next spring.

    I have a friend that did the CP for fall 2012 and she just extended her program for this spring. I have to say, I'm so jealous of her and seeing all of her pictures/statuses on facebook just makes me want to do the program more and more!
     
  8. TerdFerguson18

    TerdFerguson18 Earning My Ears

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    Hi guys! My name is Brady. I'm a Senior at UW-Whitewater in Music Education. I wasn't able to do the CP before because of the way my major works. But I'm finally finished with the music aspect of my degree as far as classes go, and thankfully I can do the program as long as I get in for this fall.

    I'm SOOOOOOOOO SUPER excited and hope all of us get in!!! I'd love to do the advantage program and move down right after finals. My sister did the program once upon a time and eventually went full time without finishing school. She had a few roles at Splash Mountain and Kilimanjaro Safaris, as well as Characters and a few parades. If I had my pick I'd either be a character (not face) or a driver at Kilimanjaro as well.

    Glad to meet all of you and like I said I hope we all get in and have the time of our lives!
     
  9. Alexis Green

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    Hello! My name is Cassie and I am a senior at Michigan State University. I am studying Zoology with a concentration in animal behavior and neurobiology. I have been waiting forever to sign up to do the college program, but every year something has bumped with it.

    I would love to be part of the Fall Advantage, and hopefully afterward get into the professional internships. Looking forward to applying, but I am extremely nervous!
     
  10. RogerRadcliffe

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    Welcome everyone! Glad to see we've got quite the interesting lot here.

    So I am quite curious, what are everyone's top role decisions, and why?

    Also, what is your purpose or insight into participating in the Disney College Program?

    Interested to see all the wonderful places people are going!

    Have a Most Magical Day! :smickey:
     
  11. sportsguy2315

    sportsguy2315 Earning My Ears

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    1. This will be my 2nd time at my rodeo, so preferably something different than what I did (QSFB).

    2. The College Program is, in a word, awesome...if you have the right mindset. I recommend going later in your college career. Odds are you'll see it as what it is (A job) versus a giant frat party.
     
  12. Wishes Count

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    I agree, if you are over 21 you can live in a non-wellness apartment with older CPs. I found most of my problems where from roommates who were just too immature to be living away from home. You don't realize it but those 2 years between 18 and 20 really make a difference!

    It was one of the best experiences of my life, yes sometimes the hours were long or inconvenient, you might wear a funny costume, guests will get mad at you for things you can't control, they pay was minimum wage and there are a lot of housing rules, but overall I had a great time and made friends all over the world! Clearly I enjoyed it as I want to return and make FL my home!
     
  13. RogerRadcliffe

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    For anyone interested in the Disney College Program, Disney Professional Internships, Disney Culinary Program, and Disney International Program, the following communication was sent out:

    For anyone looking for the message in it's entirety it can be found here!
     
  14. PrincessTor

    PrincessTor Earning My Ears

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    Hi all!:wave2: My name is Tori and I am currently a sophomore at Wake Forest University in North Carolina, double majoring in sociology and psychology with a minor in health & human services. I am hoping to be accepted to the DCP for Fall 2013! I'm still not sure which roles interest me the most, but I am leaning toward attractions, character attendant, and concierge as my top 3 (but will accept almost anything!). I have been looking forward to doing the DCP for a LONG time, and I'm so excited to finally apply!!
     
  15. AnnaChristine

    AnnaChristine Earning My Ears

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    Hello all! My name is Anna, and I'm a fall 2013 hopeful! I attend BYU-Idaho, and I'm studying exercise physiology. I had a few questions for people that have already done it or have a lot of information. haha! :)

    Does any know if Disney has come out wit the official dates of the program?

    What is your favorite role? Or what is your first pick and why?

    Which park is your favorite and why?

    Any advice on the web-based interview or the phone interview?

    Can you tell I'm slightly freaking out about all this? Haha! Thanks for all your help, guys! I am beyond excited to apply! :hyper:
     
  16. Wishes Count

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    Hi Anna!

    They don't release official dates of the program until you are accepted. Fall Advantage runs from about June to Jan and regular Fall runs from around the end of Aug to Jan. Once you are accepted you can see what arrival and departure dates are available for you to select from.

    As for the Web Based Interview, it is important to carefully read each question as they will ask the same ones in reverse. For example "I am always on time" or "I am never on time" you want to make sure you are answering them the say way (In this case whatever answer means you are always on time) Also try to think of the questions in regards to work, you might not always be on time when meeting friends but they want to know about work related things. Don't over analyze each question, just go with your first reaction and move on. Lots of people say you shouldn't pick "neutral" as a lot of answers but I don't know how true that is

    For the phone interview, they will probably talk about your top 3-4 role choices. Most of the time they will ask why you want to do the CP or work for Disney and might ask you general questions based on your previous work history. Things like "Did you have to use a lot of cash handling skills when you worked at Target?". Other questions might deal with living away from home or with roommates. They might ask you if you want to do Custodial, Quick Service Food and Housekeeping, if you don't want to do those roles don't be afraid to tell them, it won't hurt your chances. Most important is to relax and SMILE! They can hear it in your voice! The interviewers are upbeat and put you at ease, so don't be nervous!

    Good Luck!
     
  17. TheHundredth

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    HI! I'm Austin Anderson, I'm 19, a freshman at a local community college/tech school. I'm currently working towards an LPN and I really hope to shoot for Fall Advantage!

    :cool1:


    Also I would like to ask if you have any advice for a first time applicant.
     
  18. RogerRadcliffe

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    Hey Anna, and Welcome!

    1. Fall Advantage is going to run from June to January, whereas Fall is going to run from August/September to January. As Kate mentioned, your arrival and departure dates will vary depending on what your preferences/availability.

    2. Everyone has their favourite role, just find what you would enjoy making Magic with the most!

    3. I find all the parks to be amazing, but really try to find which is your favourite. What are your favourite rides? What sort of environment do you enjoy being in?

    4. Advice for the Web-Based interview is to answer the questions as honestly as possibly, and when in doubt go with your gut. Casting is looking for what your strengths and weaknesses are, but think logically. Advice for the phone interview is to be prepared well before the day of! I've posted several links around here for practice interviews and everything else. The Disney Programs blog also has an information guide. I'm considering opening up a few Skype calls if anyone is interested in practicing as it would be a positive!

    Best of luck!

    Bonjour, Austin! Welcome!

    My advice for a first-time applicant would be ask any and all questions that may come to mind! Don't be afraid to be outgoing. I'd also reccommend reading the older questions threads that are on the boards, as well as the Disney Programs Blog.

    Have a Most Magical Day! :smickey:
     
  19. AnnaChristine

    AnnaChristine Earning My Ears

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    Thank you so much! So, you said that they might ask me if I would be willing to do Custodial, quick service food, and housekeeping, and how if i said no, it wouldn't hurt my chances. The thing is, is I obviously rather do other things before I do any of those three, but if i can't, then I rather do custodial than not get in. Does that make sense? So should I put that I'm somewhat interested in custodial on my application? Or do you think they will automatically put me into custodial if I put it on my application?:worried:
     
  20. Wishes Count

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    On the application you are able to rank roles based on your interest from No interest to high interest. If you really have no interest in doing those roles and would not be happy in those roles I would pick "no interest." Otherwise select "low interest". This doesn't mean they would automatically stick you in one of those roles if you say you are interested, it's just that there are a lot of spots to fill for those roles. I think as long as you have interest in enough other roles you should be fine. I selected pretty much all the roles other than those and lifeguard.

    Also my roommate worked custodial and absolutely loved it. You have very little managerial supervision and spend most of your time walking around talking to guests. Just wanted to let you know in case you were on the fence about it.
     
  21. TheHundredth

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    Does anyone know the odds of being picked your first time applying? I had a few friends that didn't get it until their 2nd time...
    That makes me really nervous. I actually want this more than anything right now, and I intend on showing that.:thumbsup2
     

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