by Brittany DiCologero as well as Sara Lopes
In this CP Q&A, I talked to Sara Lopes, a fellow Gaining Your Ears writer and also a CP alumna that functioned fast solution food and also drink at Disney’s Polynesian Town Hotel in the springtime 2013 program. Sara went to an area university before her university program, and also will certainly be finishing from California State University with a level in business/marketing.
Q: What made you wish to do the Disney College Program?
A: I’ve constantly been a Disney follower, yet the university program was a method I can actually come to be a component of the magic as well as supply an experience I could not actually have anywhere else. It was a terrific opportunity to head out reside on my very own, obtain my first step for the firm I intended to benefit, and also fulfill fantastic individuals along the road.
Q: What was your duty and also place? Was it your front runner? Otherwise, what was?
A: I fasted Service Food and also Beverage at Captain Cook’s in the Polynesian Resort. I was additionally released to the Grand Floridian as well as Art of Animation for a week each. It had not been my front runner, I initially desired Merchandise or Attractions.
Q: What was your training like?
A: I had around 5 days of training, one for equipping, behind the counter, bussing, and also 2 for finding out the signs up.
Q: What were the very best components of your function?
A: I enjoyed the performance of functioning behind the counter, along with my colleagues. They were a great deal of enjoyable to collaborate with. Speaking with visitors and also finding out about their day was additionally an emphasize to the experience.
Q: The worst?
A: It’s food … it had not been my initial choice, and also truthfully still isn’t. It’s absolutely nothing extravagant and also it’s effort. I additionally shed myself lots of times and also returned scenting like french fries.
Q: Would you advise this duty to a close friend?
A: I would just advise this if they have some rate of interest in the food market, as well as take pleasure in operating in a fast lane atmosphere.
Q: What guidance would certainly you have for brand-new CPs in this function?
A: Be ready to strive. Relying on your area, heavy traffic for the 3 major dishes of the day can be instead extreme for need and also starving individuals can be grouchy. Yet if you make the effort to make the visitors’ experience rewarding as well as discover to enjoy with your colleagues, it can be an actually remarkable knowing experience.
Q: What have you depended on because your program finished?
A: I transferred to Southern California, obtained a part-time work with Disneyland in destinations in California Adventure, where I’ve operated at Monsters Inc., Soarin Over California, and also Tower of Terror, and also I’ve released an “Earning Your Ears” publication similar to Brittany!
Wish to stay on top of Sara? You can locate her at:
@thedisneyden on Twitter as well as Facebook
@saraklopes on Instagram
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