There has been a lot of talk about whether or not to take classes while on the Disney College Program. During my first program I was lucky enough to take Exploring Leadership (see my thoughts here) and Exploring Disney Heritage. I also plan on taking a seminar during the Fall 2016 program.
Today I’ll only be talking about the Exploration Seminars, my school does not offer any credit what so ever for the DCP, so I don’t know much about the collegiate or professional courses. Personally, I’m really glad that I was able to take seminars during my first program. I think it’s really interesting to learn more about the company that I love so much.
It seems like the main reason for not taking courses is because of the time commitment. Both of seminars I took were for two hours in the middle of the afternoon, which was slightly inconvenient when it came to making plans on my days off, but I think it was worth it. Most of the time I had the entire day off from work on the day I had the seminars, there was only one time that I was scheduled to work after. I think learning more about the company is definitely worth loosing two hours of free time a week.
Here is the current course listing (as of April 21, 2016), some of these have changed since I did the program: