Saturday, January 23, 2010

Packing- What should I bring?...Everything!

I am doing the CP from Feb 1st to Aug 13th, so I have a lot of stuff I need to pack. I am leaving tommorrow, Sunday the 24th because my boyfriend, BJ, and I are going on vacation for the week before I need to check in, then at the end of the week he will fly home.

We will be driving to Virginia and putting my car on the Autotrain, that way I don't need to drive it all the way to FL, on Monday morning we will arrive in FL and head over to our hotel, Pop Century. This is BJ's second trip to Disney, he is more of a Universal Fan, but I am trying to convert him. =) He suggested it, because we will not be seeing each other for a very long time after this because he has joined the Air Force and will be at Basic Training and Tech School for my entire CP!

So onto packing, I had to move out of my dorm at school because I was not returning for the spring semester, then I needed to unpack and repack what I needed. I'm not sure if everything will fit in my car, but I am bringing, my TV, bedding and pillows, a large Rubbermaid container, a large dufflebag filled with clothes, a cardboard box filled with more clothes, a 3-drawer organizer, and some assorted bags filled with things. PLUS my suitcase and BJ's suitcase for our vacation! I hope there is room for BJ to fit in there with all that stuff!!!

I always overpack, I know I can always go out and buy stuff if I forget something, but I'd rather not waste the money if I already have it at home. I will post pictures of my car stuffed to the brim later.

What is the Disney College Program

If you are reading this blog you probably already know what the Disney College Program is, but I'll give a brief explanation for anyone who doesn't.

The Disney College Program is an internship for college students held at Disneyland in CA and Walt Disney World in FL. Students can work in several different roles such as Merchandise, Attractions, Hospitality, Recreation, Transportation, Food Service, and many more. Students live at housing complexes owned by Disney. There are different program seasons, during the Fall and Spring semesters. For more information click HERE

So you are probably thinking "Wow that sounds great! How can I sign up?" Well first you need to watch a presentation on the program, either online or at your university. After the presentation you receive an access code to submit your application. You must then complete a web based interview which asks questions like "How often do you get angry" or "How important is teamwork"

If you pass the web based interview, you will be prompted to call to set up a phone interview. During the phone interview the interviewer will ask you questions based on what roles you chose on your application. For example if you put down attractions they might ask you a question like "What would you tell a guest if they were not tall enough to ride the attraction you were working at?" or if you chose Merchandise they might ask "Suppose a guest is looking for a specific item that you do not sell at that location, how could you help them?"

After a few weeks you will either recieve an email offering you a role, and a acceptance letter in the mail. If you are not accepted you can always try again for the next semester.