Waitlisted.

So as some of you may know, I have applied for the Disney College Program internship three times now. On April 14th, it was supposed to be the last possible day to hear back from the recruiters at Disney as to whether or not we had been accepted. In the past, I have waited until the last possible day and just been declined.

Of course, Disney has teased me once again, and put me on a waitlist. So I have neither been denied or accepted just yet. The email that they sent me was very generic. They basically said that I will continue to be in consideration for two more weeks, until April 28th. It also includes the line saying that they anticipate more openings to happen and so I don’t really know how to interpret that.

I am trying to be hopeful that more openings will come about, but I am also trying to be realistic and make plans for next semester. What are the chances that I get accepted now? I have zero idea and it is driving me mad. I really want to be in Orlando next semester instead of school, but Disney is dragging this out and making it difficult to plan. Hopefully, good vibes will be coming my way and I will be able to get in soon. I don’t want to be given hope from this email just to have it taken away again.

Waiting isn’t in my vocabulary.

The acceptances for the Disney College Program that I have applied for have started. I’m honestly so scared that I won’t get in for a third time. I have prepared for so long, and to be denied  again will break my heart.

I am not completely without hope as of right now. Acceptances are still very early,and the latest I can possibly hear back is April 14th. So I have a while until I can start to despair. Also, I haven’t seen anyone get accepted for the certain role that I want, so that means that the opportunity is still open for me.

Seeing as this isn’t my first rodeo, I have periodically gotten less patient. I know now that the longer I wait, the less of a chance I have of getting in. This internship has been a dream of mine for years. And because I have been denied twice already, I have had friends and family tell me that I am probably not good enough. They had the audacity to tell me that Disney doesn’t want me.

I need an acceptance so much more now. Not only to reach my dreams, but to show all the people who don’t believe in me that I am worthy. I am passionate about this internship and Disney in general. Hopefully, God and karma are on my side.

I could possibly be in Disney starting at the end of this coming May through the beginning of 2018. That is really the only thing that is keeping me some sort of sane. The thought that I could finally get out of Mobile, and leave my comfort zone is what I am really looking forward to. I finally get the chance to start over, and do things who I want to do them.

Wish me luck! I will keep you updated for sure!

Disney Phone Interview

I have been trying to get accepted into the Disney College Program for an entire year now. After 2 failed attempts, I really hope that third time is the charm like they say. I feel good about it, but I am very nervous also.

It has been a dream of mine to work for Disney ever since I was little. I went on my first vacation to Disney World when I was 11 months old. Since that day, I have been hooked.

The internship is a good networking opportunity, it looks good on a resume, and I get to run around the parks FOR FREE. What college student wouldn’t want that?

The application process has a couple of different parts. I have now made it to the final part, the phone interview. I have scheduled it for this Thursday at 11 am. I am freaking out just a little bit. I only have about 20 minutes to make a great impression to the recruiter. I have been racking my brain thinking about my answers to potential questions. I hope that I am exactly what Disney is looking for.

But after the phone interview comes the worst part. The waiting. I could possibly have to wait all the way until April to find out if I am accepted or not. I honestly don’t know if my heart can handle that. I will have to find ways to keep my brain occupied, or I will have gray hair by the time April rolls around.

Wish me luck, and I will let you know how it goes! Faith, trust, and pixie dust.

xo

 

Internships Hunger Games

Trying to find internships nowadays is ridiculous. I actually feel like Katniss Everdeen trying to fight off all of the Capital tributes. But in this world, I have no Peeta with me. It’s dog eat dog, and I consider myself a Chihuahua.

You have to have experience in order to get an internship that is supposed to provide you with experience. Mobile, Alabama is definitely not the Mecca of internships either. So I have to look in other cities to find an internship.

I’m a college student. I AM BROKE. A.K. A. I HAVE NO MONEY. How will I survive with a full time unpaid internship that also takes up so much time that I can’t get a job to support myself? And in New York City, Seattle, Chicago? There is no possible way I can swing that.

So now I am left with the few paid internships that are crazy competitive. The Disney College Program, which is a semester long internship in Orlando or Anaheim has approximately 20,000 applicants each semester. They accept about 3,000 every season. I have attempted to get accepted twice already. Hopefully third time is the charm, but I deem it unlikely.

Hopefully within the next couple of weeks I can find an internship that will fit me and my budget. Otherwise I am stuck here for the rest of my life.

Stay gold.

xo