Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Rejected =(

So today I decided to call to check on the status of my application (despite the fact that I had already called on Thursday). After waiting for about 15 minutes, I found out that I had been rejected. Apparently they sent out a letter, but I have yet to receive it. When I asked her why I was rejected, she said my interview wasn't good enough. As if getting rejected wasn't bad enough already, I thought my interview went great and the realization that it was what caused my rejection totally caught me off guard. I did however try and remain as polite as possible since I knew it was likely that I would be applying again (I don't want to leave a bad impression). I wasn't really able to get much more specific answers out of her besides give better answers next time. So I'm pretty depressed now that the rejection has had time to sink in (at first it was just shock).

Luckily during that moment of shock I was able to apply for the Disneyland program and schedule an interview for Monday at 8:45pm. My sister is going to help me practice on Saturday, so hopefully I'll be ready by Monday to fix any mistakes I made in the first one. I am trying to remain positive so that I can nail the interview and get accepted (I realize that the Disneyland program is much more selective).

This blog shall henceforth be known as "Andrew in Disneyland".

Saturday, February 6, 2010

First Post!

Well this my first post in what will hopefully be a blog about my experiences in the Disney College Program (more info about the program here). It would be rather depressing if I don't get accepted after starting this...

Anyways, I hope to do the Disney College Program in Fall 2010. For those of you who don't know, I'm double majoring in Hotel & Restaurant Management as well as Japanese Language & Culture. I really hope I get a chance to practice my Japanese while I'm down there (even if it's with a fellow cast member) so I don't forget it all before I get back (I plan on taking my Japanese book to review as well).

I actually hope to work for Disney after I graduate, so I think this program would be a great jump-start to a future career with the company!

The roles I signed up for are as follows (you can find descriptions of the roles here):
-Character Attendant
-Full Service Food and Beverage
-Main Entrance Operations
-PhotoPass Photographer
-Quick-Service Food and Beverage
-Vacation Planner

As you can see, I pretty much signed up for all of them (skipping any that involved heavy lifting or swimming skills). The ones I put stars next to are my top three choices, mainly because they pertain to my major the most. While I'm hoping I get one of my top three, I'd honestly be happy with any of the roles I selected because I'd be working in Disney World!

Apparently Disney started sending out acceptance e-mails on Feb. 5th. I have yet to get one, but I'm not too worried just yet. I interviewed on Jan. 26th and the person who interviewed me said it could take 3-4 weeks before a decision is made (the thank you e-mail I received said 4-6 weeks). Even though I'm not worried, I'm still very anxious about finding out whether I've been accepted or not. I hope I get my acceptance (not denial) e-mail in the next batch that they send out, because I don't think I can wait 3 weeks (let alone 6)!