Thursday, March 31, 2011

A couple of complications...


I was counting on being able to move in on June 13. When I could finally afford to pay the housing deposit, June 13 was the only date unavailable.

I emailed them and asked what to do, and they advised me to sign up for another date, and to email a different person with my info. I will probably hear back tomorrow. The one thing the CP staff seems to be awesome at is getting back to emails in a day or so.

Here's to moving in on the date I need to! >_>

Saturday, March 19, 2011

My Email!!

Guess what I got last night?

I can't tell you how excited I am! I got my first choice!
I seriously went "WOOOOOOOO!" Several times (and very loud), as my friend and boyfriend looked at me like I was crazy, before I told them I was accepted to the College Program, haha

When I first read the email, I just saw the purple, and didn't even read it for what role, or if I Fall Advantage or Fall 2011. They asked what I got, and I didn't even know for a couple of minutes of WOOOOO-ing...

I'm going to accept the June 13th check in date, if it's not full by the time I can pay the $305 and get to a Windows computer (I'm a Mac girl...)

My family and friends seem really excited for me, which I wasn't really expecting from everyone. There are a few people I expected to get some negativity from, so I kept it a secret that I was applying to the program until I knew either way if I got in or not.

Now that everyone knows, they seem pretty happy for me :)
My boyfriend says he's happy, but I'm not sure how he really feels. I know that I will miss him a lot, I've lived with him for the past 2 years, so it will be a lot of adjusting to roommates and being away from him again. I'll especially miss our cat. My boyfriend can come visit, but my cat can't, which will be hard for me. I'm used to sleeping with my kitty, and I can imagine it will hard to get used to sleeping without him again ):

Now that I know that I am accepted into the program, I can start planning on how I'll be moving my things back home that I'm not taking to WDW, and figuring out out how I'll be getting to Florida in June with my junk....

Tuesday, March 08, 2011


So I was really nervous about my interview for nothing! I was nervous up until the moment I answered the phone, and as soon as the recruiter (Karen) started talking to me, it all melted away!

I had prepared by typing up some responses to some questions that others have said that they were asked, and I was asked several of them as well. I also printed out the the list of roles and the descriptions. I found an empty studio in the art building and locked the door as I anxious awaited the call.

I spread out all of my notes and the role descriptions to have ready to look at in case I flubbed or panicked.
In the end I don't think that I ever said anything directly from my notes, but I think it was good to have thought about the process and questions as before hand. At least that is how my mind works, and how I will feel at ease about it.

Sunday, March 06, 2011


I may have jumped the gun on making this blog. I don't even know if I'll get in....

So tomorrow at 3:30, I'll have my interview.
I've been reading a lot of blogs about other peoples' experiences and the tips that they provided.

I'm still nervous as all get out though.
This is what will make or break the recruiters' decision on if I'm accepted to the program. I really wish I knew more about how they choose who gets in and how they assign roles.
Is it really just luck of the draw? Do they look at who is a senior, and this is the last time they could participate? Do they look at your major and future interests?

I just hope I don't get the dreaded QSFB question. I think I'll say that I would honestly do Housekeeping  over QSFB or Custodial, but if that is my only chance to participate, I would gladly take the opportunity.
I don't even have any experience in Food Prep, either, so I'm not even sure if I would be much of a help if I were cast in that role...

I just hope I get accepted for something! At this point the College Program is the only plan that I have for the upcoming future. I missed all of the deadlines of the grad schools I was looking at, back in January. If I don't get in, I plan on going back to my hometown and working through a temp agency to make some money before moving.

My dream is to work in costuming for movies. I want to move to either NYC or LA to try for my goal.
I would be happy just working in the shops, I have no desire to be billed as "Costume Designer" and I will leave that title to those who care about the glory. Going through the Disney College Program in costuming would help me in so many ways to reach my goal, it isn't even funny. To say that I have worked in wardrobe  for a company as prominent and HUGE as Disney will make me look awesome.

AAAAHHHHHHH only 15 hours!

Saturday, March 05, 2011

The beginning of my journey! I really hope it happens!

Ok, I'm keeping this on the down-low, but I applied to the Disney College Program at Walt Disney World.
 I just don't want to get everyone's hopes up that I'll be working for Disney, or hear the negative opinions of a few people that I know will try to rain on my parade until I can shove it in their faces! :)
I just needed to tell someone, even if no one ever sees this. I have an interview on Monday. I never really looked into as much as I should have, and after someone from my class mentioned it, I decided to make the jump and apply.

My top choices are:
1. Costuming, which is more like wardrobe. I won't be making any costumes, but it will be killer to have on applications that I worked in costuming at Disney! 8D
2. Character attendant, which is following and helping out the furry characters around the park.
3. PhotoPass Photographer,  which would have me being one of those people who kind of make you buy photos, lol I would love to take photos all day though!
4. Merchandising,  I wouldn't mind working in the shops, and I basically applied for this position to kind of make sure that I would have a chance at the program.

Honestly, I think I'd even be up for Mousekeeping, if it were a last resort, so that I can participate with minimal guest interaction... I think there's a lot I could learn doing that as well :)

I think I will learn a lot working there, no matter where I end up!

I'm really excited, and I hope I get the internship. I've talked with Brian, and he'd live with his brother and stay in our hometown, while I move to Orlando for a semester. I'd be back soon, and it will give him a chance to save a lot so we can move to California sooner!

The program runs from either June - January or August - January, depending on position availibility and what I have preference in.  I would be living in dorm styled apartments, with all bills included, fully furnished, even with kitchenwares! It comes out to about $380 a month, and it's down the road from Disney. Transportation would be provided for the participants from the apartments to the parks in the form of busses. It's a paid internship, so I'd be making some money while I am there, although not too much.... but that's OK! I'd be having an awesome time, and can get my friends and family to come to Disney World! :D

I think it's an awesome oppurtunity, and I really want to be able to go!

As soon as I know if I am accepted, I will make a blog just for posts related to thr program and my trip there, as well as tell everyone that needs to know, haha.

The latest I'll know if I'm Accepted, Rejected, or Pending will be April 4. If it comes back pending, the lates I can find out will be April 30 ):

Here's to me getting accepted! :D