By Miles Smith Just some thoughts from a former Disney Cast Member to the parents who have a son or daughter who is not excited about their role in the Disney College Program. When I applied to work for Disney, my mind was full of exciting possibilities about which attraction I would work. I hoped […]
Dear New DCP Parents, Remember, it is up to your student to make their program a positive, enriching experience. During check-in, please make sure you are allowing them to be the adults. Let them make decisions. Be slow to speak. Your role now is cheerleader! Be the best cheerleader you can be. If they experience a […]
From time to time, we talk with a parent who knows little to nothing about the Disney College Program – and their student has just been accepted! Many times, we help to calm the parent’s jittery nerves about their child being so far from home. Occasionally, we’re asked how this program can truly help their […]
One of our Facebook page members posted something today that is not only reassuring to parents of students about to embark on the Disney College Program, but is a great testament to the program. Most especially, it’s a great shout out to our kids and how they’ve grown so much because of their short time […]
Be involved in the Future of DCP Parents Would you like to be more involved in the DCP Parents page? Watch here and our FaceBook group for a new opportunity.
As I write this, it’s check in time for new arrivals and check out time for those who have finished their programs. The newbies arrive, all fresh-faced and eager to meet roommates, be assigned apartments, go to Traditions, and learn all about working for Disney. Their joy and excitement is apparent and to be celebrated. […]
End of Program. For our CPs, those are the saddest words in Disney’s vernacular. It means they’ve reached their last shift as a Disney Cast Member and the end of their dream of working for the Mouse. For parents, it means a return of our CPs to home, college and the next step in their […]