Congratulations! You’re application passed through the magical Disney computer system! Now the company wants to know if you’ll be a good fit. This is accomplished through the Web-Based Interview, or WBI. To me, this was the easiest part of the application process.
The Disney College Program Web-Based Interview consists of a rather large survey broken into 2 sections. You’ll want to make sure you set aside a chunk of time about 40 minutes long to complete it. The interview is timed, but don’t try to rush through the questions. The questions are pretty easy so don’t worry about knowing an answer. Just be sure to answer honestly! The survey generally asks what type of worker you are and the type of work environment where you are most comfortable. Disney wants to know that you will be able to work in the parks and maintain their standard of friendliness and approachability. The questions will either be multiple choice or will ask you to rank your answer on a scale from 1 to 5. There is an option to answer “indifferent” or “not applicable” but too many of these answers could send up red flags in the computer system. Everyone has opinions on somethings, so my one major tip for this step is to be strategic with how many “indifferent” answers you give. Once you submit your survey, the magical Disney computer algorithm goes to work. You should get an email within the next few hours that tells you whether your application will proceed to the Phone Interview or if you should apply again next semester.
P.S. It was at this point that I started researching the program more intently. I came across the Disney Internships & Programs Blog and it said that most Disney cast members are ENFP Myers-Briggs type. If you don’t know me, I am INFJ 100%. So I was afraid that my WBI answers would give me away and I would be declined. Of course that was absurd, but I was concerned nonetheless even after I was accepted. Blogs like that one, this one, and others are intended to help you prepare for the next step(s) in the process and answer your questions. Please don’t get discouraged if you find conflicting information like this. Only the Disney Recruiters determine who ultimately moves forward in the application process, so all you can do is provide all the information asked for with 100% honesty and hope for the best.
Stay tuned for the final post in this series: The Phone Interview.