059 - 7/17/10

We passed our inspection on Tuesday. Woo hoo. After all the cleaning I did though, I was surprised we didn't get a white glove. The only things they said we needed to fix were cleaning out the sink (which I did before I left for work) and cleaning out the stove (which I didn't know needed to be cleaned). At least I got to see what this place looks like clean for at least a few hours!

Wednesday, I went to my two classes, and they were amazing. From 1-2:30, I went to the Creating Connections with Diversity Resource Groups, which was really cool. Basically, people from different DRGs came and talked to us in small groups about their careers, as well as their specific DRGs. Disney has a lot of diversity groups, ranging from a latino group, to a LBGT group, and even a group for families. We were able to have discussions with almost all of the representatives. My favorite was the woman from Families. Not only does it sound like a great group, but Jill (the representative) was a Fashion Merchandising major in school, and is now (I believe) in charge of all of Downtown Disney merchandise around and including World of Disney. At one point, she was a buyer (my dream) and then the step above a buyer. After the session was over, I talked to her for a few minutes about the steps I should take to achieve my goals. She also informed me that being a buyer is competitive, and that the people in those positions tends to not move very quickly. It was just so great to hear that it is possibly to do what I want within Disney, and to now know the steps I need to take to make that dream a reality. 

The second class I went to on Wednesday was College Program Alumni Speaker Series: Human Resources. Also an equally good class, although one-on-one interaction was a little more difficult. There were about six people on the panel, and of those six, there were three that really got my attention. Two of the panelists were from college recruiting, and one works in the CP entertainment area. In other words, if you went to a CP audition, she was there looking at all you did. The other panelist from recruiting does Professional Intern recruiting, which of course is my next step. There was another panelist that has worked in Guest Relations, both at WDW and DLR, and as both a GR CM and manager, so that was really really awesome. However, talking to them was a little more difficult, so I think that I may just send an e-mail sometime this week. I'm really new to this whole networking thing, and don't really know what/how I'm supposed to do things.

Overall, Wednesday was a really successful day, and I'm really glad that these learning opportunities are available for us. If anything, I would highly suggest taking any classes offered, even if they don't sound of interest to you. Most likely, someone there will have something of use to tell you. If not, it's just one more experience to take advantage of. 

Thursday was spent going to the Florida Mall with Ashlynn, which was so fun. I got my pre-select stuff, and some really cute things from Victoria's Secret! That evening, Isabelle and I were going to go to grocery bingo, but instead we decided to go to HS. Talk about a horrible idea, every time the two of us go to HS, there is a torrential downpour! The second we stepped off the bus, an incredibly hard, cold, sideways rain started coming down. By the time we got to the entrance, we were completely soaked. We did get to meet some pretty awesome characters though, so that was good. After HS, we came home and ordered some delicious Chinese food from Citrus Gardens. I would highly recommend it to anyone living in CP housing. Delivery is free if your order is at least $12. The serving of mongolian beef that I got was huge! 

Yesterday was spent working mainly. I don't think I did anything else really. Today has also been a relatively lazy day, considering I don't work until 6 tonight. However, it is time for me to get ready to leave. Hopefully something eventful happens to me this week, so I can tell you all about it!

Oh, one last thing: Happy Birthday Disneyland! Definitely a good day.


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