College Program Questions Thread, Pt 4

Discussion in 'The College Board' started by RogerRadcliffe, Feb 7, 2013.

  1. guinea pig

    guinea pig Mouseketeer

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    I believe there is no housing for married couples. You would to get your own housing if you want to live together
     
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  2. vickyp91

    vickyp91 Earning My Ears

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    Hi all! I'll be heading down to do the DCP this September. Anybody know anyone that could look up my ID and see where I'll be working? I'm too impatient to wait!!!! Thanks!
     
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  4. goofy4tink

    goofy4tink No tags...not needed! Transportation moderator Moderator

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    My dd started her program on Sept 6 last fall. She had someone check on her placement...it changed about 3 times between when it was first checked, and when she arrived! I wouldn't count on it being set in stone until you get there! Besides....a CM could be termed for checking and telling you. Just so that you're aware. I told my dd to stop her CM friends from checking....she didn't want them putting their jobs in jeopardy! For some reason, kids don't seem to think bad stuff will happen to them...it just happens to other people!!!
     
  5. LoonieJo

    LoonieJo Earning My Ears

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    Not sure if this has been posted before (first time on here, just made an account to ask this) but, can you apply to more than one job opportunity at Disney? I've never been hired but I want to apply to both the CRP and IEP/CEP. would this be accepted or would I be rejected automatically?
    I also have another question! If you have been rejected after the interview, what are the chances I would be rejected again when I apply? I have improved my resume over the summer to give me more work experience and what not, but my interview performance last year was poor (I got too nervous and just babbled the whole time - hoping to improve this if I make it to the interview stage again).
     
  6. naberrie

    naberrie Earning My Ears

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    I'm not as certain about the first question (I know that you're encouraged to apply for both the DCP and multiple professional internships for a single semester, but I'm not sure if the same rule would apply to IEP/CEP) but AFAIK, past rejections won't influence your next application process at all! You should have the same chance as anyone else. WRT the interview, I usually find that listening to Disney music beforehand helps to soothe the nerves and get you excited (which is definitely preferable to being anxious). There are also blogs/vlogs etc. you can check out that will list some of the questions you can expect to be asked during the interview. It's helpful to get a general idea of what your response would be to each question–but don't try to memorize your answers, or it'll sound too rehearsed.

    Good luck with your application! I'm hoping to try for Spring 2018 as well.
     
  7. LoonieJo

    LoonieJo Earning My Ears

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    Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU! I was so nervous thinking about if I would be rejected based on my application interview for 2017, you're seriously my guardian angel right now. :lovestruc
    Hope to see you at Disney next year!!! :earsboy:
     
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  8. RoxyMouse

    RoxyMouse It's kind of fun to do the impossible

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    What is it like living on the designated residence hall for Disneyland, CA?

    I'm looking into applying for next Summer and have been considering living in a separate apartment because of some bad experience reviews with the landlords, etc.
    I've been trying to find people with experience in this but so far no one really answered this specifically. Thanks!
     
  9. naberrie

    naberrie Earning My Ears

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    I'm planning to apply for the DCP (second program) for Spring 2018, but currently I have one more semester of college to finish at home in New York. I've been searching LinkedIn for Fall 2017 internships, and happened to come across ABC and Marvel internships. Both are technically Walt Disney Company internships and you apply through the same website. So I was wondering...if I apply to ABC/Marvel internships, will I still be able to apply for the DCP for Spring 2018? I'm assuming it should be fine, but don't want to do anything to jeopardize getting into the DCP (which is my priority) so I figured it was worth asking!
     
  10. komets96

    komets96 Earning My Ears

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    Not sure if this has been asked in any of these threads, but I have this situation where I am confused on how to proceed with my university while being a part of the DCP. I am thinking about applying for Spring, so I want to know about others experiences. How did you stay enrolled in your university while in the program? Did you take bare minimum to stay full-time? Did anyone NOT take classes from your university, but were able to go back the next semester with no penalty (or financial aid penalty)? I know online classes are the way to go, but my university isn't a banded tuition university until next year.

    Sorry for all the questions, I am just afraid of losing my financial aid if I don't take classes. I am on the low end of wealth especially for a college student and if I lost my aid, I won't be able to do the program. Thank you so much for your insight!
     
  11. naberrie

    naberrie Earning My Ears

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    Hey! I'm hoping to apply for Spring too, good luck! I also did the Fall 2017 program and was a part-time student while there. I got 3 credits for the program itself and another 3 for a class that I took while there (on campus, through Disney–not online through my college), so 6 credits overall. Most schools require you to earn 12 credits to stay full-time and keep your scholarships and financial aid, so you would probably need to take several classes on top of the internship itself. I knew people who managed to do that successfully, but for me...just the one class and internship responsibilities (my school required weekly "journals" and a midterm paper and final paper) were hard to juggle with what is essentially a full-time job at Disney.

    So IMO this really comes down to whether or not you're okay with being a full-time student and employee while there. I found that my schedule (as a part-time student) allowed a free day or two each week to go to the parks w/ roommates (time for bonding and recreation that I really valued and enjoyed) and you may not have these opportunities as frequently if your academic workload is heavy. Like I said...it's definitely doable and has been done, but it will add stress and diminish free time.

    My college (a private college) charges about $1000/credit (YMMV, public schools will be more affordable) so I paid $3,000 for the three credits I received through the internship program at my school. If you take online courses through your college, you'll likely have to pay per credit for those as well (unless you plan to take a full schedule). But it's also worth keeping in mind that the courses offered by Disney are 100% free. You can take those while on "hiatus" from school, and then transfer them as "credits from another institution." So I would definitely check w/ your advisors and see which Disney classes (if any) would count for credit at your college!

    Anyway, all that being said...I once took a semester-long "hiatus" from school (unrelated to the DCP) and was only a part-time student during my DCP...and both times, when I returned to school, all of my scholarship and financial aid money was reinstated. I'm pretty sure a brief hiatus or dip into "part-time" won't hurt your financial situation in the long-term. But I'm sure if you pop into your schools financial aid center and ask how either of these choices would impact your financial aid, they would be able to tell you for sure!
     
  12. komets96

    komets96 Earning My Ears

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    Wow! Thank you so much for all the information! Even your experience gives me an idea as to how it may be if I do the program! Again, thank you so much!
     
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  13. naberrie

    naberrie Earning My Ears

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    Glad I could help!!! Definitely PM me if there's anything else you're curious about.
     

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