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29th July 2014

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Applications!

2015 Spring, Spring Advantage, and Spring Advantage Quarter program applications will be available in late August.

We’ll let y’all know when they are officially up :)

28th July 2014

Question

Anonymous said: Would you recommend the program to a college senior graduating with student loan responsibilities? Also, the application says that college seniors can still apply as long as the interviews are conducted before graduation, but what if your school is on the quarter system and it doesn't match up with the dcp semester system?

That’s up to you to decide if you want to do the Program knowing you have student loans to pay back after you graduate. I think for financial aid loans, you don’t have to start paying those back until 6 months after you graduate and the Program lasts for about 5 months depending on when you begin and end. If you choose to do the Program I’ll let you know now that the pay is about minimum wage and you do pay weekly rent. Some things to think about but overall, your ultimate choice.

In your case I think you will have to talk to your school DCP rep (if you don’t have one at your campus then you would talk to your counselor) and the DCP to see how it would work out for you.

28th July 2014

Question with 3 notes

Anonymous said: With the new DORMS system, everything is pre-assigned so housing is no longer on a first come, first serve basis. You put down your preferences when you fill out the DORMS paperwork and then when you show up, they tell you which apartment complex you're in and give you the key.

Thank you thank you!!

28th July 2014

Question

Anonymous said: Can you call out on your last week of work?

I’ve heard this a lot. I’ve heard you can call out on a personal day and I’ve also heard that you cannot call out. I don’t think you can but if anyone knows for sure, let us know. We were lucky to were our last day scheduled was two days before our check out date so we had that free time.

28th July 2014

Question

kaylee746 said: Do you get to choose which apartments you want or do they assign them to you?

Apartment choices are on a first come, first serve basis. So if you want a specific apartment, be at check in early because they might be gone by the time you get there if you’re further down the line.

28th July 2014

Question

Anonymous said: Are you more likely to be selected to be a character performer if you apply for Walt Disney World or Disneyland? Or does it really matter?

I think you have about the same chance in both. Walt Disney World is bigger so they might be in need of a few more people than Disneyland but I think in the end, your chances are about the same.

28th July 2014

Question

Anonymous said: I was the reprimand question you answered on 7/24. The manager allowed me to try to get a doctor's note since two consecutive days were marked as sick days, and I did try to get one. The thing is, a doctor won't give you a note if you didn't get seen by them. It's illegal if they do. My program ends on the 8th so I'm not really worried either way, I just don't want to leave the company with a reprimand.

That makes sense. Thanks for following up so others can know if they are ever in your situation.

That is also understandable but it’s really not as rare as you think, leaving with a reprimand. As long as it’s not too many of them, you’re good :)

28th July 2014

Question

Anonymous said: I was wondering if you knew how the jobs are chosen for CP's when they apply. Do you know what the different jobs are in recreation, because I think I would like that the best. Thanks!

When you apply, you put down your top three choices. From there, they pick your role using all the information they know about you. This is why your phone interview is very important. They are able to determine which role you would be best in. Roles are also handed out by where they need people. For example, if your first choice was character attendant and your second role was merchandise but your interview determined that you would be better in merchandise, that’s going to be your role. With the same example, they might have less roles in character attendant so once those spots run out they would put you in your second role.

Roles in recreation for Walt Disney World are lifeguard and recreation, the cast members that do activities and fun stuff with guests. At Disneyland, your option is lifeguard.