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Old 01-14-2011, 09:12 AM   #211
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I will completely blank if I don't have a cheat sheet. I know it.
I've done the interview and passed before it really isn't that difficult at all, it seemed more about how friendly and sociable you would be to guest rather than how competent you would be at a job you've never done before
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Old 01-21-2011, 09:19 AM   #212
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Old 01-21-2011, 01:48 PM   #213
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Has anyone here done an interview for the alumni program? I was wondering if the questions differ at all from the usual stuff.
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Old 01-22-2011, 10:55 AM   #214
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Has anyone here done an interview for the alumni program? I was wondering if the questions differ at all from the usual stuff.
I was wondering this too! Sadly, no one answered you before I had my interview

I just had my interview a few minutes ago and she scared me because I've already graduated college and she had to "confirm" with someone before proceeding that graduates could apply for the alumni program. I was pretty dang sure I was right, but it was nerve-wracking anyway, haha. Needless to say, she confirmed that I was good to go Apparently they haven't been too informed on the alumni program rules for this year since the announcement just came out.

The interview consisted of verifying the application information and then going over my previous work experience. I think she was trying to fit me in a vacation planning role until she realized it wasn't available for the alumni program, haha. Then we just kind of talked about the roles I wanted and if i'd consider any I didn't check off on the list. She also asked where I would choose to work if I had a choice. She didn't do any situational questions with me, I guess because I've already been through the situations before during my previous CPs

It was really easy though, so if you've done well with the CP interview this one will be a piece of cake Good luck!
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Old 01-22-2011, 12:11 PM   #215
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I was wondering this too! Sadly, no one answered you before I had my interview

I just had my interview a few minutes ago and she scared me because I've already graduated college and she had to "confirm" with someone before proceeding that graduates could apply for the alumni program. I was pretty dang sure I was right, but it was nerve-wracking anyway, haha. Needless to say, she confirmed that I was good to go Apparently they haven't been too informed on the alumni program rules for this year since the announcement just came out.

The interview consisted of verifying the application information and then going over my previous work experience. I think she was trying to fit me in a vacation planning role until she realized it wasn't available for the alumni program, haha. Then we just kind of talked about the roles I wanted and if i'd consider any I didn't check off on the list. She also asked where I would choose to work if I had a choice. She didn't do any situational questions with me, I guess because I've already been through the situations before during my previous CPs

It was really easy though, so if you've done well with the CP interview this one will be a piece of cake Good luck!
Thanks! I'm happy to hear that it shouldn't be too hard. I really want to go back to my old area and I'm hoping that because it's been less than a year since I worked that they'll consider me still trained and that might work in my favor.
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Old 01-22-2011, 12:53 PM   #216
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I have my phone interview tomorrow at 12:30pm! I am soo nervous!!!
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Old 01-22-2011, 08:14 PM   #217
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I have compiled a master list of all the interview questions I could find. I have also been updating it as people have reported new interview questions. If anyone would like it I made it into a word .doc and put it on my blog here
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Old 01-23-2011, 09:05 AM   #218
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I have compiled a master list of all the interview questions I could find. I have also been updating it as people have reported new interview questions. If anyone would like it I made it into a word .doc and put it on my blog
I love your blog! It's so helpful!
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Old 01-23-2011, 01:24 PM   #219
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I love your blog! It's so helpful!
:D That statement kinda made my day. I'm so glad you find it helpful!
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seriously, your blog is amazing! very inspiring as well!
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Old 01-23-2011, 10:18 PM   #221
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One question I had during my alumni interview that kind of threw me was "What was your least favorite thing about your previous work experience?" I don't know why, but I wasn't expecting it and said that angry guest were my least favorite (which, well, they are).

Then immediately I thought maybe that wasn't the best answer so I elaborated and said that I just had to learn to deal with it and not take it personally and do what I could to make the guest happy again (although some you won't always be able to make happy...). I mean, who wants someone mad at them, right? haha. After the answer she said "great, thanks for being honest" which made me feel like it wasn't really a good answer...haha. But everything else about the interview went really well so hopefully that didn't set me back too bad

So yeah, just keep in mind previous work experience (not necessarily just Disney) when you interview and remember what you liked and disliked about it.

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Old 01-24-2011, 01:13 AM   #222
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I have my interview Wednesday!!! SOOO Excited, I'm a hospitality major and I am hoping to get into fall at WDW I've finished all my classes for my major but my program requires 3, yes THREE, internships. Two are entry level positions one managerial so I am hoping to do two CP and one professional internship. *crosses fingers* I work for off site merchandise now with Disney so I am hoping that experience helps but I have to do my internships in hospitality related positions and merchandise isn't approved so I put Hospitality, Vacation Planning, and Concierge.. anyone have any tips??

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OH and I forgot, I'm going to be living off site due to having cats.. will this really make a big difference on my experience? I don't mind not having the party scene I've heard about, I'm not a party goer... More of a Disney geek who curls up with her cats, turns on subsonic, and reads about Disney! :P
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I have compiled a master list of all the interview questions I could find. I have also been updating it as people have reported new interview questions. If anyone would like it I made it into a word .doc and put it on my blog here
Dankie so much for the blog and possible questions ! I'm so nervous that I might screw up since this is the first job interview I'm having with someone that I didn't already know LOL
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