what DOESN'T MATTER - DCP edition

what DOESN'T MATTER - DCP edition

comparing yourselves to others just gives you more anxiety
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It DOESN'T MATTER when you apply

Everyone moves at their own pace and timeline. The applications for the DCP is open for at least a couple of months, allowing everyone a chance to apply. Just because you apply on the first day doesn’t mean you’ll be one of the first people to get accepted. Everyone who applies goes at their own timeline. No use to compare yours to others.

It DOESN’T MATTER when you had your phone interview

Everyone does their phone interview at their own convenience. The recruiters who are interviewing you make notes, they do not make the final decisions of your acceptance, role and location.

It DOESN’T MATTER when you did your WBI

When you get selected to do the Web-Based Interview you have the option to do it within 3 days after you’ve received the email for the WBI. It will automatically tell you at the end of the interview if you have been selected for a phone interview or not.

It DOESN’T MATTER if you upload a resume or not for the Disney College Program.

The Disney College Program description on the disney careers website states that it is not required to upload a resume. Nor is it a really big deciding factor for your application. There has been so many students with little to no work experience who’s been accepted so it is not a huge deal breaker.

It DOESN’T MATTER if you have been an alumnus of the DCP before

There has been many alumni time and time again who has not been able to get back into the program. It doesn’t really give them as much advantage as you think. The only advantage that they have is if they remember the questions they were asked last time, but even then not all recruiters ask the same questions at every interview.

It DOESN’T MATTER who your interviewer was

Everyone gets interviewed, but who you interviewed with does not hold any significant impact on your acceptance, your role and location. Those particular Cast Members who interview you have one job and that is to make sure you get your phone interview right on schedule at your convenience, ask you questions pertaining about the living situation, disney look, any number of roles and if you had any questions of the program at that point. They do not make the final decisions, they take notes and that’s it.

It DOESN’T MATTER what time of day you apply for the DCP

I know it’s crazy that I had to even list this. For some reason people think that time you apply for the DCP actually matters, it really doesn’t. It goes through a computer system that handles the initial applications, and thats all we actually know about it.

It DOESN’T MATTER how fast someone gets their email

People needs to understand that these emails that everyone gets takes time to actually go through. If you think about it only about 5 to 6k of college kids get accepted every semester, but how many people actually apply initially? It takes at the least 30 mins to 24 hours to receive certain email notifications like scheduling for a phone interview, getting accepted and etc. If you were on the roster to receive an email from Disney, it will take time for it to get to you. They have to email hundreds to thousands of students, it will take time to get to you.

It DOESN’T MATTER what letter your name starts with

For some odd reason, people think that whenever DCP sends out emails that it is by alphabetical order. To be honest, no one knows what order these emails get sent out by. Sure doesn’t go by alphabetical order.

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Sorry Not Sorry, My Parents Paid For My Coachella Trip

No haters are going to bring me down.
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This piece is intended to be a satire of an experience at Coachella.

With Coachella officially over, lives can go back to normal and we can all relive Beyonce’s performance online for years to come. Or, if you were like me and actually there, you can replay the experience in your mind for the rest of your life, holding dear to the memories of an epic weekend and a cultural experience like no other on the planet.

And I want to be clear about the Beyonce show: it really was that good.

But with any big event beloved by many, there will always be the haters on the other side. The #nochella’s, the haters of all things ‘Chella fashion. And let me just say this, the flower headbands aren’t cultural appropriation, they’re simply items of clothing used to express the stylistic tendency of a fashion-forward event.

Because yes, the music, and sure, the art, but so much of what Coachella is, really, is about the fashion and what you and your friends are wearing. It's supposed to be fun, not political! Anyway, back to the main point of this.

One of the biggest things people love to hate on about Coachella is the fact that many of the attendees have their tickets bought for them by their parents.

Sorry? It’s not my fault that my parents have enough money to buy their daughter and her friends the gift of going to one of the most amazing melting pots of all things weird and beautiful. It’s not my fault about your life, and it’s none of your business about mine.

All my life, I’ve dealt with people commenting on me, mostly liking, but there are always a few that seem upset about the way I live my life.

One time, I was riding my dolphin out in Turks and Cacaos, (“riding” is the act of holding onto their fin as they swim and you sort of glide next to them. It’s a beautiful, transformative experience between human and animal and I really think, when I looked in my dolphin’s eye, that we made a connection that will last forever) and someone I knew threw shade my way for getting to do it.

Don’t make me be the bad guy.

I felt shame for years after my 16th birthday, where my parents got me an Escalade. People at school made fun of me (especially after I drove into a ditch...oops!) and said I didn’t deserve the things I got in life.

I can think of a lot of people who probably don't deserve the things in life that they get, but you don't hear me hating on them (that's why we vote, people). Well, I’m sick of being made to feel guilty about the luxuries I’m given, because they’ve made me who I am, and I love me.

I’m a good person.

I’m not going to let the Coachella haters bring me down anymore. Did my parents buy my ticket and VIP housing? Yes. Am I sorry about that? Absolutely not.

Sorry, not sorry!

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6 Characteristics A Good Baking Mentor Should Possess

Make sure that your teacher is an open-minded person who is ready to listen to your grievances and queries
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Baking is an art but teaching it requires a lot of patience and positivity. You might be a skilled baker but that doesn’t mean that you can be a great teacher as well. This is why it is important that you choose a good mentor for yourself when you are learning how to bake else you would end up bad baking results.

How do you select the right teacher for yourself? What characteristics or qualifications should you look out for?

Don’t worry, we have listed down a few characteristics that you should look out for when choosing the perfect teacher for yourself.

1. Great organizational skills

One of the most important qualities of a good baking teacher is how to lead the students and carry out their baking class. A good teacher will have the whole baking class outlined which will include specific timing for theory and hands-on session to train the students properly. They would also account any issues that might arise during the class and how to deal with them efficiently.

2. Patient and motivating

New bakers in training often make mistakes or are to slow to understand the instruction which is why a good teacher will need to be patient with them. If you choose a highly-qualified teacher who is impatient and always criticising then you are likely to give up the baking class and maybe never get back into it as a career too. This is why it is extremely important that you find a teacher who will be patient and motivating and will explain to you things gently without getting frustrated easily.

3. Highly-trained and qualified

Of course, a teacher needs to be properly qualified in order to teach you the subject so make sure that you choose a teacher who has the necessary baking qualifications and certifications. While you can choose a teacher without the diploma or certifications in baking and cake decoration courses, it is likely that you would get a more thorough training if you do. So, check out their educational background before you start taking classes with them.

4. Good communicator

Another important quality of a good teacher is to be able to communicate their thoughts clearly to the students, so that it's easy for them to understand. If a teacher is not able to communicate the recipe properly or isn’t able to share the baking tips with you then the complete class would turn out to be an utter waste of your time. So, make sure that you choose a teacher who has good speaking skills and is able to efficiently get their point across to the students.

5. Creative and inspiring

No one feels inspired by a boring, monotonous class with the teacher droning on or following the same class schedule every day. This holds particularly true for bakers as they need some inspiration to bake new and innovative things. If your teacher lacks the creativity and always follows the course rules then you are less likely to enjoy their class. On the other hand, if your teacher is always bringing something new to the table and motivates the students to use their own imagination then you are more likely to feel inspired to bake.

6. Ready to listen

Finally, make sure that your teacher is an open-minded person who is ready to listen to your grievances and queries. You don’t want to learn from a teacher who won’t listen to your ideas or answer your queries as this will be counter-productive to your learning. Make sure you choose a teacher who will be supportive and helpful and will always clear your doubts so that you can be properly trained.

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