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    Interested in the CP, have some questions.

    I'm new to the forums, but I really want to apply for the college program, I have a little while to go, but I want to know as much as I can before hand. How many students do they usually take, and how hard is it to get

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    Hi there. The college program is a great program, and experience. I'm not positive about how many students are on the CP, but I have heard about 6,000-8,000. It is not too hard to get accepted to the CP, as long as you are in good standing with your school, have completed one semester, and have a good personal record. If you have any more questions about the CP, feel free to ask here (I've done it twice).
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    is it scary? It seems like no matter what you go for there is ALOT of responsibility. I mean I've worked before but only in a movie theater and a grocery store and I was always responsible for the money and customer satisfaction. It seems like there so much more to worry about in the college program. I really want to apply but the only thing that I think I can do a great job at is vacation planner. But that’s only because the thought of having to operate a ride for so many people scares me a lot. I mean I think it would be great to be able to work at WDW but there's so many things that would freak me out. Like what if a customer complains I've never seen a manager anywhere. I really want to apply but I'm a chicken. Although just imaging helping a family plan their perfect vacation does put a smile on my face. But still how is the experience is there alot of pressure. Would you recommend it? Did anything ever go bad?

    Also I'm worried about my college credit hours. What are the classes like and stuff do you get hours?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dude22blue View Post
    is it scary? It seems like no matter what you go for there is ALOT of responsibility. I mean I've worked before but only in a movie theater and a grocery store and I was always responsible for the money and customer satisfaction. It seems like there so much more to worry about in the college program. I really want to apply but the only thing that I think I can do a great job at is vacation planner. But thatís only because the thought of having to operate a ride for so many people scares me a lot. I mean I think it would be great to be able to work at WDW but there's so many things that would freak me out. Like what if a customer complains I've never seen a manager anywhere. I really want to apply but I'm a chicken. Although just imaging helping a family plan their perfect vacation does put a smile on my face. But still how is the experience is there alot of pressure. Would you recommend it? Did anything ever go bad?

    Also I'm worried about my college credit hours. What are the classes like and stuff do you get hours?
    For me, it was a little scary during my first CP because I had never really been away from home except for little trips. I commute to school, so never dormed. However, after a few weeks I got used to it and was fine. I never really had too much pressure. You have a lot of training, so it's good.
    Many as a kid (1986-1998)Aug 1998- Port OrleansMarch 2003- Jr Band Trip (offsite)Aug 2003- Port OrleansJan 12-Aug 5, 2005- CP (CS)Jan 1-5, 2006- AS Sports (solo)May 24, 2006-Jan 5, 2007- CP (CS)Jan 31-Feb 3, 2007- offsite (solo)March 1-3, 2007- Dad+ Me (offsite)May 16-Aug 10, 2007- CP (CS) Aug 10-12, 2007- GF/P&PMay 21- Aug 15, 2008- CP (PC)Aug 15-18, 2008- AKL!!Mar 25-29, 2009 (offsite)Aug 10, 2009-Jan 2, 2010- CP (CS)Jan 3-May 14, 2010- CP (CS)Feb 12-16, 2012: DCL DreamOct 20-27, 2012: DCL Fantasy (Eastern)Sept 8-12, 2013: DCL Dream Jan 20-24, 2014: DCL Magic Dec 3-6, 2014: DCL Wonder (for now)

    CP #1: 1/12/05-8/5/05: MK merchandise and parades
    CP #2: 5/24/06 to 1/5/07: character attendant!!
    CP #3: 5/16/07-8/10/07: Epcot WS Custodial/seasonal CA
    CP #4: 5/21/08-7/5/08: Casey's (QSFB); 7/6/08-8/15/08: character attendant
    CP #5: 8/10/09-1/2/10: Toy Story Mania attractions
    CP #6: 1/3/10-5/14/10: Great Movie Ride attractions
    FT: 5/16/10~
    Montclair State Campus Rep- Fall 2007, Spring 2008, Fall 2008, Spring 2009







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