DCP: Packing for the Disney College Program

by Elvert Barnes
by Elvert Barnes

So, after knowing that I’ve been accepted into the DCP since March, I’m finally really packing just days before my departure. It’s difficult to decide what to pack for four months. You need business, casual, workout and sleep wear. Plus shoes! I actually went with a smaller suitcase. This one was coming out to a little over 40lbs, which is the cut off. I’m not going to pay $100 extra (which Spirit charges if you are over). Instead my smaller suitcase is coming out to about 29lbs.

blk dress outfit 2
This is the dress that I hold up and refer to in the video.

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DCP: Lifeguard Role Info pre Disney College Program

DCP: Lifeguard Role Info pre Disney College Program

disney lifeguard

my "sinspiration", j/k
my “sinspiration”, j/k

This fall I will be working in Orlando, Florida for Disney as a part of the Disney College Program. My role is lifeguard. See above for a photo of an actual Disney lifeguard and the poster for Kristen Bell’s The Lifeguard. Obviously that has no relation to this except it comes to mind when I think of lifeguarding. Plus she does have to wear a red swimsuit and she’s over 30.

In my above video I go into detail on everything I’ve learned about what it will be like when I actually do the program. Obviously I won’t really know what it’s like until I start but I like to be as prepared as possible.

Below are the videos and links I’ve found online to be most useful when it comes to researching this role. I’d recommend watching both the unofficial and official videos to really get a feel for it.







I forgot to mention in my video that yes, it’s a known thing for the lifeguards to dance (so fun!).

recommended DCP lifeguard links:
Kingdom Hopping-a blog written by a DCP lifeguard. Just scroll down to the links for her many posts on the topic.
Guarding the World: Lifeguard Class Days 2 & 3 -from the above blog. This post is specifically about the training.
Adventures with the Mouse: All About Training to be a Lifeguard at Disney-another DCP participant’s post about the training

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DCP: What is the Disney College Program?
Disney College Program: Interviews & Roles
My Disney Online Submission Character Audition
DCP: My Disney College Program Entertainment Audition

DCP: My Disney College Program Entertainment Audition

missemmamm dcp audition outfit

missemmamm disney look makeup

missemmamm disney look nails

In March, the day after I was accepted into the Disney College Program, I attended a Disney Entertainment Audition in Philadelphia, PA. It was my first ever live audition for anything. So I was both excited and nervous, as you’d expect. The photo above is what I wore to my audition. I’ve also included photos of how I did my makeup and nails because I was trying to look cute and young but stay within the Disney Look.

Please watch the videos below for info on what it was like and what you may experience if you decide to attend an audition in the future. I was hoping to be cast as a fur character. I was quickly cut but it was definitely an experience that I’d recommend if it’s something you are passionate about. I plan to audition again while I’m doing my program in Orlando.


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DCP: What is the Disney College Program?
Disney College Program: Interviews & Roles
My Disney Online Submission Character Audition
Top Animated Disney Movies on Netflix Streaming

Disney College Program: Interviews & Roles

missemmamm in a Gaston tank top

In my previous DCP post I gave you a general overview of what the program is. This post deals with the interviews involved in being accepted into the Disney College Program. There are three steps: the application, the web based interview (WBI) and the phone interview. Please watch the video below for in depth information on all of these steps.

While applying you have to indicate which roles (jobs) you would be willing to do at the parks and/or resorts. Because of this, I have also included some info on the available roles.

Even if you have no interest in applying for the Disney College Program yourself, you may be interested in watching this video to see me describe my journey through their hiring process.

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8 Life (and Beauty) Tips from Miss Piggy

DCP: What is the Disney College Program?

I will be moving to Orlando, Florida this fall to take part in the Disney College Program. This is an introduction video to give you a bit of an explanation of what this “paid internship” entails. So watch below to hear about how I will be “Living, Learning & Earning” soon. This is also just a good way to see me smiling and happy because I’m not always like that. This is very exciting!

dcp acceptance card missemmamm

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