Friday, August 10, 2012

All the adversity I've had in my life...

All the adversity I've had in my life, all my troubles and obstacles, have strengthened me... You may not realize it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you.  ~ Walt Disney

The applications for the Disney College Program will be dropping in less than a month, and it's all I can do to contain my anxiety and excitement. The first time I applied was in January for the Fall 2012 program, but unfortunately, I was pended for months and finally declined. This disappointment gave me the chance to really think about what I wanted out of life, and if this program really was right for me. I've come to the conclusion that there is no where else I'd rather be. 

People always say that, "If your dreams don't scare you, then they're not big enough". This couldn't be more true. Although I'm scared of being rejected again, and scared of the disappointment I felt the first time I went through the application process, I feel even more determined than I did before. When I see my future, I see Disney in it. It might sound silly to some people, but I really believe it's written in the stars for me. It's that electric pull you feel when you know something is right, something that is meant for you. 

With this being said, it's time to start preparing for my phone interview. If you are going to be applying to the Disney College Program for Spring 2013 then you can start preparing too! Write down questions like, "Why do you want to do this Internship?", "What roles do you want/why?", "How are you with roommates?", "Do you work well with others?", etc. Google some interview questions and write out your answers (really think about them!). Then, give your friend, parents, or someone you know your questions and do a mock interview with them. Get some feedback and practice some more! (I really wish I had practiced more for mine).

The problem with phone interviews is that Disney can't see your body language and you can't see theirs. This is why it's important to work on your voice/tone and making sure that your answers make sense. Having everything written out will also help you when your time comes to interview with Disney!

Hopefully these tips will help you start to prepare for the interview and get you excited for the possibilities in your life which are endless. Listen to the wise words of Walt Disney, and don't feel bad if you don't make it… try and try again. 

Love and Pixie Dust my lovelies… Talk to you soon!


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