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Old 09-01-2013, 01:07 PM   #16
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I've decided on the 7 PIs I'm applying for! 5 of them I had an internship this summer that should definitely help me with too.
I'm going to wait until I start my CP next week to apply though and I still have to make my resume amazing!
I'm not going to lie if I don't get one I'll be seriously upset haha, I applied last time and didn't expect anything but now I have good experience and it's my last chance ahhhhhh.
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Old 09-01-2013, 03:28 PM   #17
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I will be applying for a few positions once my resume is updated. Because I will be graduating in December, I was wondering if anyone has any idea if Disney hires people straight out of the PI program?
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Old 09-01-2013, 09:47 PM   #18
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I will be applying for a few positions once my resume is updated. Because I will be graduating in December, I was wondering if anyone has any idea if Disney hires people straight out of the PI program?

They can and have hired people after they complete their PI. This however depends on a wide variety of factors and by no means does accepting a PI guarantee future employment with the company, however it is a possibility.
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Old 09-01-2013, 11:22 PM   #19
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I applied for a bunch of PIs and have my screening interview this Thursday!! Good luck to all of you applying
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Old 09-02-2013, 06:44 AM   #20
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They can and have hired people after they complete their PI. This however depends on a wide variety of factors and by no means does accepting a PI guarantee future employment with the company, however it is a possibility.
When I did my PI, there weren't any spots available on the traditions team when I finished but through networking I was able to transition to full time concierge immediately after my PI then , a week later, started a TA with Disney Photo Imaging in an office and technical position. You're not guaranteed a spot but if you play your cards right you can make it happen.

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Old 09-02-2013, 05:13 PM   #21
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When I did my PI, there weren't any spots available on the traditions team when I finished but through networking I was able to transition to full time concierge immediately after my PI then , a week later, started a TA with Disney Photo Imaging in an office and technical position. You're not guaranteed a spot but if you play your cards right you can make it happen.

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With networking you can achieve great things. I currently work for corporate in CA and have worked in the P&R, Studio, and Media segments. A PI is a great stepping stone into a full time position and there is absolutely the possibility that you can be hired on in some capacity. The other work / networking you do can lead to possibilities too.
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Old 09-03-2013, 04:36 PM   #22
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Hello All,

I would like to introduce myself, I am Arthur and would be what you would consider a non-traditional pi candidate. I am currently working on my MBA with my anticipated graduation in the Summer of 2014. Currently I am an airline pilot and on leave at the moment. I worked for Disneyland while doing my undergraduate work then went on as an assistant manger, unfortunately that was short lived to the RIF of 2001. I moved onto another theme park to continue management until I pursued my dream of aviation.
I am starting a family and ready to unpack my suitcase for good, traveling around the globe with a new born is not the lifestyle I would like. I truly miss theme park management and the Disney family.
I have submitted my résumé and cover letters for a few management pi positions as well as project management.
I just wanted to say hi and see how everybody is moving along in the process. Congratulations to all that have been offered interviews! That is great! I applied when the window opened in August sometime and my management applications are in submission and project management in progress. I am sitting here with a baited breath...
I look forward to reading each of your experiences. Best of luck!!
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Old 09-03-2013, 10:06 PM   #23
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I applied for a bunch of PIs and have my screening interview this Thursday!! Good luck to all of you applying
Good luck! I only applied to three so far - afraid to apply to too many but last year I applied to 7 and had a screening interview plus 2 follow up interviews so maybe I will research the PI's for ones that fit what I've applied for so far (mostly Marketing PI's).

Can't wait to hear how your screening interview went! Is this your first time applying?
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Old 09-04-2013, 02:35 PM   #24
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Hey everybody! Just received email for initial phone screen for PI positions. A bit nervous but very excited. Looking for some pixie dust... Best of luck to all that are applying and going through this process. Looking forward to reading about everybody's experiences.
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Old 09-04-2013, 03:21 PM   #25
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I have the number of GSF cards I got on my CPs on my resume but since they look at my record card should I keep it or is it unnecessary? Also I extended my program in the same role and location so I have it down as Aug-May which seemed to confuse the person interviewing for my CP.. but it looks much cleaner so it's not a big deal is it?
I'm just trying to make my resume perfect before I do anything :D
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Old 09-05-2013, 01:06 PM   #26
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Good luck! I only applied to three so far - afraid to apply to too many but last year I applied to 7 and had a screening interview plus 2 follow up interviews so maybe I will research the PI's for ones that fit what I've applied for so far (mostly Marketing PI's).

Can't wait to hear how your screening interview went! Is this your first time applying?
It is my first time applying! I did my screening interview today and it couldn't have gone better. I felt surrounded by pixie dust

I applied to a mixture of HR, marketing and sales jobs! Now I get to sit and wait for a month or so!!
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Old 09-26-2013, 03:58 PM   #27
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Hi all,

I am also what you could consider as a non-traditional PI hopeful. My name is Tia and I have been working for a university for 10 years immediately after finishing undergrad. I had no idea about Disney internships, but - at that time- I also had no idea what my career direction would be. It has taken me 10 years to get here, but I am finishing a masters degree in April next year and have high interest in business development. My situation is a little different because I am married and would be moving with my husband to Florida if I do get the chance to be a Disney PI.

There were only 3 PI opportunities for Spring 2014 in my field of interest, so I applied to them all. I saw several other PI opportunities that align with my current job - could apply for those, but did not want to seem desperate to the screeners!!! Two of the applications are still in "submission" stage, but one of them went from submission to "in progress" on the same day that I applied. I am wondering if that is a good sign or if I shouldn't get my hopes up. I am trying not to be anxious about it - I know the closing date for these positions is Oct. 2nd, but I'm wondering if anyone has ever heard from a department before the closing date? Also, I'd like to know what internships other people are hoping to land - if you choose to share.

Thanks and good luck to all!
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Old 09-27-2013, 06:16 AM   #28
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I am also what you could consider as a non-traditional PI hopeful. My name is Tia and I have been working for a university for 10 years immediately after finishing undergrad. I had no idea about Disney internships, but - at that time- I also had no idea what my career direction would be. It has taken me 10 years to get here, but I am finishing a masters degree in April next year and have high interest in business development. My situation is a little different because I am married and would be moving with my husband to Florida if I do get the chance to be a Disney PI.

There were only 3 PI opportunities for Spring 2014 in my field of interest, so I applied to them all. I saw several other PI opportunities that align with my current job - could apply for those, but did not want to seem desperate to the screeners!!! Two of the applications are still in "submission" stage, but one of them went from submission to "in progress" on the same day that I applied. I am wondering if that is a good sign or if I shouldn't get my hopes up. I am trying not to be anxious about it - I know the closing date for these positions is Oct. 2nd, but I'm wondering if anyone has ever heard from a department before the closing date? Also, I'd like to know what internships other people are hoping to land - if you choose to share.

Thanks and good luck to all!
During my screening interview the recruiter said it was actually good that I applied for so many jobs that I was qualified for as it gives both Disney and I many options going forward. If you're qualified for a position and you're interested I would apply.
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Old 10-03-2013, 08:24 PM   #29
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I applied for 3 Animal Program internships. I am still in submission and very nervous/excited to see what happens next. How long was everyone in the submission stage? Good luck to everyone!
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Old 10-03-2013, 10:38 PM   #30
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Hi Everyone, I applied for 3 Animal Program internships. I am still in submission and very nervous/excited to see what happens next. How long was everyone in the submission stage? Good luck to everyone!
I was in submission for about 10 months. 4 months of that were after I started.

Postings closed yesterday right? That means your clock just started. Nobody was looking at your posting in Hr until after the closing. Figure a month or two for HR to screen. Then and maybe then someone on the hiring team will get to see your resume.

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