My Disney College Program Adventure

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  1. Purplemandms

    Purplemandms Like the candy!

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    Hey howdy hey y'all!

    As most of you know, I've been angling to get an internship with the Walt Disney Company for awhile now, and I'm so happy to announce that as of next week, I will officially be an intern through the Disney College Program until January!

    For those of you who are not familiar with the Disney College Program, it's an opportunity for college students and recent graduates to be employed with the Disney Company in a variety of fields (attractions, food and beverage, hospitality, etc.) while participating in seminars, classes, and networking opportunities provided by the company. I'm very excited to work hard, play hard, and nap hard while I'm there.

    I'll be using this thread to post some announcements, look for pins for my new DCP-themed board, and chat with others about the program.

    Speaking of announcements, here is my first big one: my housing complex!

    Disney offers apartment-dorm-style housing options for it's college program participants, and I'm so happy I got my first choice: The Commons

    Why am I so excited? Take a look at their mascot and you tell me. ;)

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    (Also there's laundry in the unit which is SUCH a plus. I just ordered the BOLO lanyard with the logo too, and I'll be on the lookout for the pin when I get there. Apparently there is a luggage tag too?)

    TLDR; I'll be employed at Disney starting next week until January. If you're taking a trip to the house of mouse, send me a DM and come and say hi!

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  2. MerlinEmrys

    MerlinEmrys Hicitus Pinicus!

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    This is great!! Super pumped for you! :D if you're free on Thursdays, we should grab lunch or a snack while I'm doing pickups.

    Can't wait to hear about all your adventures!!

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  3. DisneyJ

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    It is truly meant to be! Word of warning - Pixie Dust is hard to get out of carpet. :fig:
     
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  4. Purplemandms

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    Ummm, heck yes! I know my schedule probably won't be the most stable, but I'm so down for pin-motivated food breaks.

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    Whistle while you work, right??

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  5. timeerkat

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    Whoo! I'm so excited for you!
     
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  6. bcol

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    That is so great to hear. Please fill us in on what you will be doing. Enjoy your stay.


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  7. Disneychildwithin

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    Very exciting! Do tell us everything, I can then share with my kids to see if they'd like to do this when they're older...heck, forget my kids, do they accept stay at home moms trying to get back into the workforce? lol
     
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  8. Haunted575

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    Awesome! Can’t wait to hear all about it. My youngest sister was an intern many years ago and she got to bake hundreds of gingerbread cookies for the Grand Floridian gingerbread house masterpiece.


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  9. chubs191

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    Congrats, Em! The whole of the dorm collections are on clearance at Mickey's Treasures right now for like $2. So keep that receipt just in case you find the BOLO there! I can't wait to do CM days with you! I'll have to hunt you down while you're working as well!
     
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  10. broadwaybookworm

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    Good luck to you! I just finished up my program in May. Have lots of fun and enjoy all the events (and cast exclusive pins)~
     
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  11. Purplemandms

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    Oh shoot... I bought it on an internet auction website. Maybe I’ll hold off on getting the pin then! (I won’t be up there until next Monday... and I don’t think I get my Blue ID until next Friday. I hope they’re still there!)

    I’ll be on the lookout for other items though.

    Also you will have to teach me all of the CM secrets!
     
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    Funny thing about that... I'm the default go-to for any Disney related questions at my store. We got a new person recently and immediately I was appointed their Disney liaison.
     
  14. krand1276

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    Congratulations! All of that is such great news! Can't wait to hear more about your adventures!

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  15. Addicted to Alice Pins

    Addicted to Alice Pins My name is Ann, and I'm here to enable you!

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    EMILLLYYYYYYY!

    So excited for you! And I am most definitely going to find you in the park and then tell everyone what wonderful guest service you have provided. :D

    And heck yeah, we need to get lunch!!!!
     
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  16. chubs191

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    Yesss. So many compliment cards will be had! 4 Key cards will be given!
     
  17. Ajk

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    Congratulations! Glad to hear the great news.
     
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  18. Connies_Hobby

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    :mickey2: CONGRATULATIONS :mickey2:

    Hoping it's all you want it to be.

    I will be looking forward to reading your posts.

    Break-a-Leg!
     
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  19. Ocean7

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    That’s awesome! Congrats:) Enjoy the adventure!
     
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  20. watzshakinbacon

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    Awesome!!! Congrats!! :D
     
  21. coblj003

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    Congrats Em, when I was there the Commons was exclusively international, I was at Chatham Square. So do you know where your location will be yet?
     
  22. Jabberwocky

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    Congrats!
     
  23. Purplemandms

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    I mean, if you've taken a college class in the last 6 months, I don't think there's an age limit! ;)

    JEALOUS!

    Oooh yay! Go DCP!

    Does that mean I'm strong with the force??

    This sounds like a conspiracy theory...

    Ooooh that's a cool tidbit! And I've been warned that prematurely announcing my location is not in the best interest... but let's just say that I'm either going to be hanging out with a wet rabbit, some tipsy bears, or like 20 trains.
     
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  24. Booger1964

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    Congratulations! I hope you have a great time!
     
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  25. TammyH

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    How exciting! And Congrats!!! I really wish one of my boys would apply (1 in college now, and 1 more in a few years). Please keep us updated. I'd love to hear all about it. :)
     

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