5 Reasons You Should Do The Disney College Program
Both Jose and I did the Disney College Program (DCP). And we both agree that it was the best thing we’ve ever done. We didn’t do the program at the same time but when we met we were instantly connected. It’s actually the very first thing he said to me, “Hey I did the Disney College Program too!” There you have it folks, meet the love of your life after doing the Disney College Program… just kidding, well maybe not! But these are our top 5 reasons to say, YES to the DCP.
1. Go to Disney for Free
You get to go to Walt Disney World for FREE for six months. That alone sold me. I told my mom, sorry mom I’m moving to Orlando, hope you come visit! She was not keen with her youngest daughter moving half way across the country, taking off school, and moving in with a bunch of other girls who were doing the exact same thing. But she came around and it ended up being the best experience of my life.
2. Resume Booster
To say that your resume will drastically improve is an understatement. After working for Disney the jobs that were available to me opened up more than I could have ever imagined. There are so many companies that see Disney on your resume and instantly want to hire you. They want what you have! They know you are going to give top-level guest service and treat every guest like they are the most important person in the world.
3. Friends for Life
I made my very best friends on the Disney College Program. I still talk to them and we try to meet up at least once a year. They live all over the country and even the entire world! I have a friend in New York and I was able to plan my very first trip New Years Eve to visit and stay with her! You will make friends that last a lifetime; they are all as excited as you are to be there and you will create memories that last forever!
4. Travel More
The majority of the people who I worked and lived with while doing the Disney College Program were not from Florida. They were not even from the East Coast. If you accept the Disney College Program you will get to move to Florida for a semester! And even better than that you can travel all around the East Coast for a weekend or day off. I have many friends who would drive down to Miami. Jose during his program went back to New York for a few days to visit family. You can tag along with other CP’s (college programmers) who may be going home and explore a new place. Any excuse to travel more is one I will gladly take.
5. Find Yourself
I found myself on the Disney College Program. I was younger than others, only 18. But after doing the Disney College Program I found my passion for the Hospitality Industry that I didn’t even know existed. First of all, I didn’t even know what the Hospitality Industry was, and let alone how to get into it. But after Disney I decided to move to Las Vegas and pursue that passion. I never would have had all the amazing opportunities I’ve had now if I didn’t start with the Disney College program.
For anyone on the fence on whether or not to apply, just apply! What’s the worse that can happen? You get accepted and have the time of your life? Here’s to your next adventure!