Joining the Disney College Program Alumni Association

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Join today!

Greetings from the Disney Alumni Association!

Congratulations on successfully completing your DCP program!

By now you have received the official communication on this new, exclusive group of College Program alumni. Don’t forget to complete the registration process.  Click here to join today!

www.dcpalumni.com

Best Regards, Disney Campus Recruiting

Join the DCP Alumni Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/disneyalumniassociation/

  • Network and connect with over 100K College Program Alumni across the country
  • Receive invites to future Alumni exclusive events on Disney property
  • Participate in webinars with Leaders from around the Company and partake in networking and learning opportunities
  • Receive exclusive Professional Development webinars and workshops with Disney Recruiters
  • Receive Disney Alumni Association exclusive merchandise
  • Be the first to know about Disney Internships and Programs opportunities

Want to buy some Alumni merchandise?  It’s now online!!  Click here:  Disney College Program Alumni Merchandise

DAA

Continuing the Magic….

Update from DAA:

Several times a year, the Disney Alumni Association (DAA) experiences a backlog about joining, i.e., when the Spring and Fall CPs all graduate.

If it’s been more than 2 weeks, please contact the DAA email inbox at: wdw.disney.college.program.alumni@disney.com

We can then specifically look up the individual’s lost information.

Marcie Lemke, DAA admin

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Update:  Our DCP Alumni packages with all the free merch came!  The t-shirts fit perfectly!

DCP Alumni  t-shirt, car decals, stickers & more!

DCP Alumni t-shirt, business card holder, car decals, stickers & more!  FREE!!!

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DCP Alumni Logo

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We love the new DCP Alumni postcards:

DCP Alumni Postcards

The Disney College Program Alumni Postcards. ❤

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DCP Alumni postcard #1

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DCP Alumni postcard #2

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DCP alumni postcard #3

DAA Postcard

DCP Alumni Postcard #4 – This one is our favorite!!!

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Disney College Program pin.

And, don’t forget about the special DCP Housing pins!

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DCP Housing pins!

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Adventures in the Animal Kingdom

Lions and Tigers and Strollers, Oh My!

This is not Caroline’s first time in the Disney College Program. Along with her sister, she was previously accepted into the program a few years earlier.  Back in Colorado, Caroline was wishing for a little more pixie dust to brighten up her life.  On a whim, she decides to apply to the exclusive Disney Alumni Summer Program.

Now that she’s back, things get wild.

Wild, as in Disney’s Animal Kingdom, where Caroline is assigned to work in Stroller Rental.  While not the most glamorous position in the park, it’s often ground zero for humanity at its best and at its worst.

While Caroline makes many “Magical Moments” for deserving guests whose pixie dust has gone temporarily sideways, she also receives magical moments of her own through the friendships she makes, going to Disney cast member exclusive events, and all the spectacular dining opportunities at Disney World.

Caroline tells all – from the ins and outs of Disney’s secret training class called Traditions; to learning how to be a happy cast member during on-the-job training; to what it’s like to interact with fellow cast members and the guests who are ready to explore the most magical place on earth.

Join Caroline as she takes you on a wild ride through her adventures in Disney’s Animal Kingdom. But be careful, it’s a jungle out there!

Available now at Amazon.com in paperback and Kindle formats. Published by Theme Park Press.

Book link on Amazon.com:  Adventures in the Animal Kingdom

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Caroline working at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.

About the Author:

Caroline’s love for all things Disney, and desire to grow up to be a Disney princess, is the reason she always wanted to work for Disney.  Her dream came true working as a cast member at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.

Caroline is the co-author of the book, Two Girls and a Mouse Tale, about her adventures working at Disney World with her sister.

She is currently a 7th grade middle school Social Studies teacher in Colorado.

Daily blog link:  https://collinsrace1.wordpress.com/

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January 15, 2016:  Having a blast at the DCP Alumni Reunion Event at the Contemporary Resort

How To Join the DCP Alumni Group

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Disney College Program pin.

Alumni Update:

Until this semester, ICPs couldn’t join the DCP Alumni Assoc…but they can now!

Greetings from the Disney Alumni Association!

Congratulations on successfully completing your DCP program!

By now you have received the official communication on this new, exclusive group of College Program alumni. Don’t forget to complete the registration process.  Click here to join today!

Join Us:  www.dcpalumni.com

Best Regards, Disney Campus Recruiting

Join the DCP Alumni Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/disneyalumniassociation/

  • Network and connect with over 100K College Program Alumni across the country
  • Receive invites to future Alumni exclusive events on Disney property
  • Participate in webinars with Leaders from around the Company and partake in networking and learning opportunities
  • Receive exclusive Professional Development webinars and workshops with Disney Recruiters
  • Receive Disney Alumni Association exclusive merchandise
  • Be the first to know about Disney Internships and Programs opportunities

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NEW!!!    Want to buy some Alumni merchandise?  It’s now online!!

Click here to shop:  Disney College Program Alumni Merchandise

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DAA

Continuing the Magic….

Update from DAA if you haven’t been accepted yet:

Several times a year, the Disney Alumni Association (DAA) experiences a backlog about joining, i.e., when the Spring and Fall CPs all graduate.

If it’s been more than 2 weeks, please contact the DAA email inbox at: wdw.disney.college.program.alumni@disney.com

We can then specifically look up the individual’s lost information.

Marcie Lemke, DAA admin

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Remember, to join the DAA, you must be in “Good Standing” with the company and not on Restricted Rehire status!

The Number #1 reason for Restricted Rehire status is: ‘Failure to Return All Costume Pieces’!!!!  Don’t be that person!

 

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If you didn’t return all your costume pieces at the end of program, you’ll be on Restricted Rehire until you do and can’t join the DAA.  😦

 

What is Restricted Rehire?  Read more here:  Disney Restricted Rehire Status

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They’re here!!!!  Get your DCP Housing pin while supplies last:

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The brand new DCP Housing pins are being released every month into 2017!!!

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DCP Merchandise Update:  Our DCP Alumni packages came with all the free DCP merch!  The t-shirts fit perfectly!  We’ll be wearing them to MK on our next trip!

DCP Alumni  t-shirt, car decals, stickers & more!

DCP Alumni t-shirt, business card holder, car decals, stickers & more!  FREE!!!

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DCP Alumni Homecoming Event Update:  January 19 -21, 2018

Don’t miss this event!

Read more here:  2018 DCP Homecoming Event at WDW

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We went to the 2016 DCP Alumni Homecoming in January 2016.  We had a blast…so much FUN, so many great people!!!  We’re going to the next one in January 2018 too!

Read about it here:  2016 DCP Homecoming Event

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Our DCP welcome package

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Celebrating 35 Years!

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Caroline signing in on the DCP alumni big board.  January 2016

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Two Disney Sisters

Two Girls and a Mouse Tale

   by Elly Collins & Caroline Collins

Ever wonder what it’s like to work for Disney???

We worked at WDW for a year in the Disney College Program and have written a book about what it’s like to be a cast member working for Disney.

We’ve included advice on how to successfully get into the DCP program, including some of the actual phone interview questions, how to have a successful internship, and how not self-term before your program ends. Our book is filled with lots of behind-the-scene stories of the magic of Disney. Available now at Amazon.com in paperback and Kindle formats. Published by Theme Park Press.

Book link on Amazon.com:  Two Girls and a Mouse Tale

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IGNITE Lecture Series Starts Tomorrow

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Register TODAY for our first Disney IGNITE Series-Inspirational Guidance to Nourish, Inform, Teach and Excite! focused on Leadership Philosophies and taking place on Thursday, June 11th from 11:15AM EST – 12:15PM EST!

During this series, we are extremely excited to feature current Disney Parks and Resorts executives, Dan Cockerell, Vice President of Disney’s Hollywood Studios® and Djuan Rivers, Vice President of Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park who will share their advice and insight.

During his 24 year tenure with the Walt Disney Parks & Resorts, Dan Cockerell’s career has encompassed roles within the Walt Disney World® Resort as well as Disneyland® Paris. Dan’s previous responsibilities included Vice President of Epcot®, General Manager of Park Operations and Merchandise at Magic Kingdom® Park, and General Manager of the following Walt Disney World Resorts: Disney’s All-Star Resorts, Disney’s Wilderness Lodge and Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground. Dan also spent 5 years in operations as a front line manager at Disneyland Paris.

Dan is an alumna of Boston University. He earned his MBA at the Crummer Graduate School of Business at Rollins College, 2001.

Under the leadership of Djuan Rivers, Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park will undergo the largest expansion in its 17-year history. Prior to coming to Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park, Djuan was the Vice President, Hotels and Conventions at Disneyland Paris. Djuan started his Disney Management career on the opening team of Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa in 1988. Since that time, he has assisted with the opening of six resorts in Florida, three resorts at Disneyland Paris and the first Disney vacation destination in Hawaii.

Djuan holds a degree in economics from Emory University in Atlanta and is a graduate of the executive management program from the Crummer School of Business at Rollins University.

Due to technology constraints, we will have a limited number of “seats” available for this session. Please make sure you can attend prior to registering! You are welcome to access the event from iPhone and Android mobile devices, a tablet or desktop computer.

If you are unable to attend our first virtual Disney IGNITE Series-Inspirational Guidance to Nourish, Inform, Teach and Excite!, don’t worry, more of them will be on the way and this session will be recorded for you to view at your convenience. Stay tuned for additional details!

If you are ready to register now please click here: http://conta.cc/1zK7ZXb

Sincerely,

The Disney Alumni Association

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Two Girls and a Mouse Tale
by Elly Collins & Caroline Collins
We worked at WDW for a year in the Disney College Program (Fall 2013/Spring 2014) and have written a book about what it’s like to be a cast member working for Disney.
We included advice on how to successfully get into the DCP program, including some of the actual phone interview questions, how to have a successful internship, and how not self-term before your program ends. Our book is filled with lots of behind-the-scene stories of the magic of Disney.
Available now at Amazon.com in paperback and Kindle formats. Published by Theme Park Press.
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Introducing the Disney IGNITE Series for CPs

head_cp_alumni_igniteHello from the Disney Alumni Association!

We are very excited to announce news about our upcoming Disney IGNITE Series-Inspirational Guidance to Nourish, Inform, Teach and Excite!

This new series will feature engaging virtual panel discussions with cast members and employees from around The Walt Disney Company who will share their advice and insight on specific topics. These opportunities will allow you to network with our panelists, learn Disney secrets for success and focus on your professional development no matter where you are in your career path.

You can expect a broad range of topics spanning multiple business units from across the company. The Disney IGNITE Series is scheduled to take place three times a year beginning this summer.

We will be communicating all details for this series via email, so stay tuned for more information on how you can register for these exciting opportunities! We anticipate demand to be high and will have a limitation on how many members can register. But don’t worry – we plan on recording the series for everyone to enjoy!

Finally, if you haven’t joined our Facebook group, we encourage you to get connected by clicking here to join the conversation today.

Sincerely,

The Disney Alumni Association

wdw.disney.college.program.alumni@disney.com
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Two Girls and a Mouse Tale by Elly Collins & Caroline Collins
We worked at WDW for a year in the Disney College Program (Fall 2013/Spring 2014) and have written a book about what it’s like to be a cast member working for Disney.
We included advice on how to successfully get into the DCP program, including some of the actual phone interview questions, how to have a successful internship, and how not self-term before your program ends. Our book is filled with lots of behind-the-scene stories of the magic of Disney.
Available now at Amazon.com in paperback and Kindle formats. Published by Theme Park Press.

Disney Alumni Association Update

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Hello DCP Alumni!

We are very excited to share some great things we have planned for you!

Throughout the next year, we will roll out exclusive opportunities to stay connected with Disney, network and receive professional development.

Here’s a little bit of what is coming your way:

Disney Alumni Networking Series – Opportunities to learn “What’s New” and “What’s Happening” with a wide range of Cast Members and employees from around The Walt Disney Company

Recruiter Roundtables – Virtual discussions with Recruiters from across The Walt Disney Company sharing tips and best practices to help you on your professional journey

Virtual Scavenger Hunts…and other cool activities

Quarterly Newsletters

Next Alumni Reunion Event:  January

Next Alumni Reunion Event: January 15 – 17, 2016!!!!!!!!  We’re going!!!!!!!!!!!!!

And…More Homecoming Events!!

We will be sharing lots more information and details about these events in the next few months so make sure you have added our email address to your contacts so that you don’t miss out!

In the meantime, join our Official Group on Facebook to connect with over 10K Alumni from around the world!

Thank you for being a valued Alumnus and we are looking forward to sharing exciting Alumni Association information with you in the future!

Until then, have a great spring!

Join the Alumni Group at:  www.dcpalumni.com

Free goodies from the DCP Alumni Association!

Free goodies from the DCP Alumni Association!

Sincerely,

Kristi Breen

Vice President, Disney International and Campus Programs and DCL Recruitment

The Walt Disney Company

www.DisneyCollegeProgram.com

(If you’re interested in seeing what the Fall 2014 Alumni Homecoming celebration was like, click here: Fall 2014 DCP Alumni Reunion )

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More DCP Alumni pins.

More DCP Alumni pins. (We have 2 of this one.)

And this one too.

And this one too.

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 Two Girls

Two Girls and a Mouse Tale

   by Elly Collins & Caroline Collins

Ever wonder what it’s like to work for Disney???

We worked at WDW for a year in the Disney College Program (Fall 2013/Spring 2014) and have written a book about what it’s like to be a cast member working for Disney.

We’ve included advice on how to successfully get into the DCP program, including some of the actual phone interview questions, how to have a successful internship, and how not self-term before your program ends. Our book is filled with lots of behind-the-scene stories of the magic of Disney. Available now at Amazon.com in paperback and Kindle formats. Published by Theme Park Press.

Book link on Amazon.com:

http://www.amazon.com/Girls-Mouse-Tale-Elly-Collins/dp/1941500110/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1430687055&sr=1-1&keywords=two+girls+and+a+mouse+tale

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DCP Alumni Weekend Registration Update

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Homecoming Weekend FAQs:

https://collinsrace1.wordpress.com/2014/10/18/dcp-alumni-homecoming-weekend-faqs/

Friday, Oct 24:  Pep Rally, 4pm – 7pm

Late afternoon Pep Rally and the opportunity to enjoy one of our theme parks in the evening; theme park admission provided.

Note:  If you didn’t get registered and want to come to the celebration party anyway, meet us on Main Street USA in the afternoon!  Wear your DCP Alumni t-shirt and stop in at Guest Relations and get an “I’m Celebrating” button.  List your DCP program and year on your button!  You are bound to meet up with lots of other alumni!!  🙂

Saturday, Oct 25: Homecoming Extravaganza, 8pm -11pm

Behind the scenes surprises and #CPAlumni exclusive opportunities throughout the day, theme park admission provided. Evening Homecoming Extravaganza at one of our theme parks, theme park admission provided!

Sunday, Oct 26:  VolunEARS event.

Morning event.

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The Homecoming Weekend event registration is now full.  There are so many activities planned for alumni in October!

Theme park operating hours.  Note that MK closes early on Friday night!

Theme park operating hours. Note that MK closes early on Friday night 7pm!!

(Note:  Some of the events are open activities not requiring registration.)

Something for everyone.

Something for everyone. 🙂

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Events registration link:  http://www.disneynow.com/profile/form/index.cfm?PKformID=0x172882a74f

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 Two Girls

Two Girls and a Mouse Tale

  by Elly Collins & Caroline Collins

Ever wonder what it’s like to work for Disney???

We worked at WDW for a year in the Disney College Program (Fall 2013/Spring 2014) and have written a book about what it’s like to be a cast member working for Disney.

We’ve included advice on how to successfully get into the DCP program, including some of the actual phone interview questions, how to have a successful internship, and how not self-term before your program ends. Our book is filled with lots of behind-the-scene stories of the magic of Disney.

http://www.amazon.com/Girls-Mouse-Tale-Elly-Collins/dp/1941500110/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1430687055&sr=1-1&keywords=two+girls+and+a+mouse+tale

Available now at Amazon.com in paperback and Kindle formats. Published by Theme Park Press.

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2014 Disney Alumni Association Homecoming Weekend

Dreams do come true!

Dreams do come true!

Greetings Alumni!

The first ever exclusive DAA event is coming your way!

Event: Disney Alumni Association Homecoming Weekend

Location: Walt Disney World Resort

Dates: Oct. 24-26, 2014

Weekend activities include:

Friday: Late afternoon Pep Rally and the opportunity to enjoy one of our theme parks in the evening; theme park admission provided.

Saturday: Behind the scenes surprises and #CPAlumni exclusive opportunities throughout the day, theme park admission provided. Evening Homecoming Extravaganza at one of our theme parks, theme park admission provided!

Sunday: VoluntEAR event.

If you haven’t done so already, join our group on Facebook for exclusive information on booking rooms, how to register for the event, and all the details on the Disney Alumni Association Homecoming Weekend.

Registration will open September 22, 2014. You will not want to miss out on this event!

Best Regards,

Disney Campus Recruiting

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 Two Girls

Two Girls and a Mouse Tale

   by Elly Collins & Caroline Collins

Ever wonder what it’s like to work for Disney???

We worked at WDW for a year in the Disney College Program (Fall 2013/Spring 2014) and have written a book about what it’s like to be a cast member working for Disney.

We’ve included advice on how to successfully get into the DCP program, including some of the actual phone interview questions, how to have a successful internship, and how not self-term before your program ends. Our book is filled with lots of behind-the-scene stories of the magic of Disney.

http://www.amazon.com/Girls-Mouse-Tale-Elly-Collins/dp/1941500110/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1430687055&sr=1-1&keywords=two+girls+and+a+mouse+tale

Available now at Amazon.com in paperback and Kindle formats. Published by Theme Park Press.

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