Sunday, March 06, 2011

Professional Internship Interview

Okay, so I just finished my interview for the Professional Internship Program. It was scheduled for 8:30 and I hung up with my interviewer at 8:50. I'm hoping that's a decent length for a PI interview. The questions were what I expected. A lot of them were about team work, flexibility, computer experience, etc.

She said she would forward my interview information to the managers of the roles I'm interested in and then they would decide what to do from there and that I would hear by May 1st at the latest. Keep your fingers crossed and wish me luck!

It sounded like I was being seriously considered for the Graphic Design and Creative, Inc. PIs.

I'm excited! I'll keep you guys updated! :D

Friday, March 04, 2011

Suggestion for Any Future CPers

Okay, so I feel the need to make a suggestion to any future CPers who might be reading this.

Don't think you're too old to meet the characters! Suspend disbelief and just let yourself be a kid again! Honestly, don't JUST ride the rides. That's only half of the Disney Parks experience. Go meet characters! The lines aren't as long as you think and often times the result is completely worth it. I met nearly every character I could. The only ones I didn't get a chance to stop and take photos with were Daisy, Stitch, and Chip and Dale. However I did interact with Stitch and Chip and Dale at the Halloween Party. Which I also suggest! It was my favorite night while I was there.

If you are into meeting characters then definitely go to the Christmas and Halloween parties. They pull out rare characters and the rare characters are the ones I had the BEST experiences with!

Also, if you're looking for a cheap yet awesome gift idea for a loved one who can't be with you in Orlando do a character greeting video! Or have the characters autograph a shirt and take pictures of them as they sign it! It's fun for you, the characters, and the recipient of the gift! I decided to do a character greeting video for my nephew and sister-in-law, and some of my best character experiences came from those greetings! The characters love to talk and interact! So the more opportunities you give them to do that, the more fun you'll have!

Take a look at my character greeting videos! And then decide if this is something you want to do. It took a lot of time, but it was completely worth it. I went to three of the four parks for these greetings and used the Halloween party to my advantage! I HAD A BLAST!

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I'm sorry guys! I totally didn't keep you guys updated. I still have lots of home video stuff from while I was there. I just haven't edited it together for vlogs. And everything's been so crazy here since I got home...I haven't really had time to tell you guys about the end.

I apologize.

But I thought about this blog the other day. I've applied for four different Professional Internships, and I'm calling to schedule my phone interview tomorrow. I also have a friend that's in Orlando right now on the program. I'm sure she's having a wonderful time. :)

I had a great time on my college program. I made lots of good friends, worked my BUTT off, and had a lot of good times. I still love the Walt Disney World resort, and the Walt Disney Company. My goals have changed a little since I started the program though. It's something that only practical work experience could have helped me see.

Anyway, I want to encourage anyone who wants to be a part of the program to just do it. To go for it. It may not be all sunshine and rainbows, but it's well worth it. Yes, you get to make magic, and it's amazing. But that doesn't mean it's not WORK because it is. So don't go there to party. Go there to help make people's vacations brighter, and gain rewarding experiences.

I'll keep you all updated on my Professional Internship application process. Thanks for following me through my program! I had the time of my life!