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- May 2, 2002
My dd knew that she wanted to work for Disney, in some capacity. She also knew that unlike some of her friends, if she did the College Program during her college years, she would have a really hard time leaving Disney and returning to school!! So, she waited until her senior year. She applied in Jan '16, he senior year of college. She was accepted into the program a month or so later. She graduated in May, and headed to WDW Labor Day weekend '16. She worked in attractions at DHS. Her request to extend was accepted, so she worked until May '17. She wanted to apply for f/t or p/t work but she had acquired too many points due to illness and some bad choices. So, she left Disney in early May and applied to Universal. Started there in late June '17 p/t. We had to support her pretty much for the next 10 months. She had an apt with roommates, and her car. She wasn't coming home unless something drastic happened. She applied to Disney again in Nov, had a non-returned piece of costume issue that had to be dealt with. That took a month. She interviewed for a few spots but they didn't work out, so she went on an attractions wait list. She was offered p/t in late Jan, and started in Feb. She immediately put in a request for f/t. She was offered f/t in early May, and started f/t in late May. She is happy in her job, and is looking forward to seeing where it all takes her. She has no idea what she wants to do at Disney, long range, but is willing to give it time to see what happens.My DS is also 22 and heading to the world in the fall. Graduated in May. I am wondering how your DD's experience was after being a college graduate. I wondered if they almost seem to old for the program and wondered if you would be able to provide feedback on her experience.
If your DS isn't interested in staying with Disney, after the program, it's still beneficial. Employers love seeing Disney on an application. It does seem to open doors. Many kids really grow as a result of this program. They gain a new maturity that they didn't have when they arrived. As long as your ds is fine with possibly working long hours, in a position he might not love, he should be fine. My dd didn't work more than 25 or so hours in a week and she loved her position and the people she worked with!!! She didn't have the best roommate situation, but that can happen.