18 Questions To Consider Before Your Disney Phone Interview

18 Questions To Consider Before Your Disney College Program Phone Interview

Get an idea for some of the general questions that your recruiter could ask you!

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I'm the type of person to completely blank out during an interview. You could ask me my favorite color, and I would forget what my favorite color is. That's how badly I forget things when I'm under pressure. If you feel the same way or would just like to get your head in the game for your interview (see what I did there?), this list is for you!

While not all of these will be covered during your interview, it's nice to know the answers to these so that if they are asked, you've already prepared your response! And when I interviewed, I felt like I was in the DCP mindset already because I had filled out my answers to 148 potential questions. I got my inspiration from the "love megan june" blog!

1. Why do you want to do the Walt Disney College Program?

Be genuine and honest when answering this. They really want to see if you have an interest or if it's solely because you didn't want to go to classes at your school.

2. What part of the program are you most looking forward to?

Are you excited to make new friends? Are you thrilled to think about going to the parks on your off-days? Or do you want to make magic happen for the guests?

3. What makes you stand out from the other candidates/why should we accept you?

While I wasn't asked this personally, I knew in my heart that the DCP was my dream internship. Because of that, I was willing to do any task thrown at me by the company. Disney is what motivates me. I live my life waiting for the next moment that I'm in Disney. And because Disney is what motivates me, I would do anything they needed me to.

4. What does Disney mean to you?

For me, Disney is my happy place. It's where I go to feel like I'm at home.

5. How do you feel about living and working far from home?

This is a prime moment to mention all the experience you've had living away from home. If you've done other internships far away or have studied abroad, this is also good to think about.

6. What's your favorite character or movie? Why?

Put all your personality into your answer for this one. Think about how you personally connect to that movie or character. Why do you appreciate them so much?

7. Are you willing to maintain the "Disney look"?

LOOK THIS UP ONLINE BEFORE YOU INTERVIEW!! I cannot stress this enough. Thankfully, I researched it prior to my interview. Be familiar with the company's appearance expectations!

8. Have you been to Disney World or Disneyland?

They're looking mainly to see how familiar you are with the layout of the parks as well as how familiar you are with the company itself.

9. What is a magical moment that you personally had within the parks?

I didn't get asked this question either, but it definitely encouraged me to think back on all of my amazing vacations to Disney World.

10. Have you ever lived independently or with a roommate? Discuss a time in which you handled a conflict. Did you handle it well?

This was one of the first questions that my recruiter asked me. If you have to take a moment or two to collect your thoughts and remember a time that this happened, it's okay!

11. Would it bother you working outside in the Florida heat?

I told my recruiter, "In comparison to where I am right now? I'd stand out there in the heat all day without shade just to escape the cold that I have here!"

12. Would you prefer to work alone or with guests?

This was something that I wasn't asked by my recruiter, but I made sure to repeatedly bring up how badly I wanted to work with guests. I want to go to Disney so that I can interact with the guests and give them a magical experience.

13. Where would you like to work?

Do you have a favorite park? Do you have a favorite resort? You are more than welcome to ask to work in your favorite place but keep in mind that Disney can't guarantee that you'll be placed there.

14. Talk about a time when you were a team player.

I had the hardest time coming up with an answer for this before my interview, and then my recruiter ended up not asking me about it! When answering this, focus on what elements you bring to the group. Are you the person who instructs everyone? Are you the one that improves everybody's work? They want to see how well you work with people that you're paired up with.

15. Talk about some of your previous work experience.

This is an easy question, but the recruiters genuinely want to know what hands-on experience you've had! Especially if you really want to work in QSFB (Quick Service Food & Beverage), make sure that if you've had experience with food or the cash register, you let them know that.

16. What are your strengths and weaknesses?

I strongly advise that if you're asked this question you don't say, "My weaknesses are..." That makes it seem as though you're not willing to work on whatever it is that you don't do well. Rather, you could say, "Some things that I want to improve on are..."

17. What are your top 3-5 roles?

List them in order to make sure that you know which are your favorites.

18. Would you consider taking a role that you put low/no interest in?

This is really up to you, but I think you should say "yes" to this. You become more marketable that way.

Best of luck to everyone applying!!

Don't forget to smile during your interview, and have a magical day!

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To The Girl Who Isn't Graduating On Time, It Won't Feel Any Less Amazing When You Do

Graduating is something to be proud of no matter how long it takes you.

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To the girl who isn't graduating college "on time,"

I promise, you will get there eventually, and you will walk across that graduation stage with the biggest smile on your face.

You may have a different journey than the people you grew up with, and that is OKAY. You may have some twists and turns along the way, a few too many major changes, a life change, you may have taken most of a semester off to try to figure your life out, and you're doing the best you can.

Your family and your friends don't think less of you or your accomplishments, they are proud of your determination to get your degree.

They are proud of the woman you are becoming. They don't think of you as a failure or as someone any less awesome than you are. You're getting your degree, you're making moves towards your dreams and the life that you have always wanted, so please stop beating yourself up while you see people graduating college on time and getting a job or buying a car.

Your time will come, you just keep doing what you need to do in order to get on that graduation stage.

Your path is set out for you, and you will get there with time but also with patience. The place you're at right now is where you are supposed to be. You are going to thrive and you are going to be the best version of you when you graduate and start looking for a company that you will be proud to work for. Don't look on social media and feel less than, because at least you're still working towards your degree that you are finally passionate about. You will be prepared. You will be ready once the time comes and you cross the stage, move away, and start your journey in whatever field you're going into.

Don't question yourself, and be confident in your abilities.

With love,

A girl who isn't graduating on time

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I'm Not The Person I Was In High School And I'm Not Sorry I Changed

I'm sorry, the old me can't come to the phone right now.

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If those who knew me in high school hung out with me now, they probably wouldn't recognize me. If my friends from college hung out with me around two years ago, they probably wouldn't recognize me. It's safe to say I've changed... a lot. I definitely find the change to be for the better and I couldn't be happier with the person I've become.

In high school, I would sit at home every night anxiously waiting to leave and go out. Now, honestly, going out is the last thing I want to do any night of the week. While everyone in college is at a fraternity party or at the bars, I prefer to sit at home on the couch, watching Netflix with my boyfriend. That's an ideal night for me and it is exactly the opposite of what I wanted to do a couple of years ago. There's nothing wrong with going out and partying, it's just not what I want to do anymore.

I craved attention in high school. I went to the parties and outings so I could be in Snapchats and photos, just so people would know I was there. I hung out with certain groups of people just so I could say I was "friends" with so-and-so who was so very popular. I wanted to be known and I wanted to be cool.

Now, I couldn't care less. I go to the bars or the parties if I really feel like it or if my friends make me feel bad enough for never going anywhere that I finally decide to show up. It's just not my scene anymore and I no longer worry about missing out.

If you could look back at me during my junior year of high school, you probably would've found me searching for the best-ranked party schools and colleges with the best nearby clubs or bars. Now, you can find me eating snacks on the couch on a Friday night watching the parties through other peoples' Snapchats.

Some may say that I'm boring now, and while I agree that my life is a little less adventurous now than it was in high school, I don't regret the lifestyle changes I've made. I feel happier, I feel like a better person, I feel much more complete. I'm not sorry that I've changed since high school and I'm not sorry that I'm not living the typical "college lifestyle." I don't see anything wrong with that life, it's just not what makes me happy and it's not what I want to do anymore.

I've become a different person since high school and I couldn't be happier about it. I have a lot that's contributed to the change, but my boyfriend definitely was the main factor as he showed me that staying in can be a million times better than a night out. My interests and my social cravings have completely transitioned into that of an 80-year-old grandma, but I don't regret it.

Change doesn't have to be a bad thing. In fact, it can bring a lot more happiness and comfort. The transition from high school to college is drastic, but you can also use it as an opportunity to transition from one lifestyle to another. I don't regret the lifestyle flip I made and I couldn't be less apologetic about it.

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