No Escaping Disney…Even for Astrophysicists

March 6, 2009

After months of thinking, planning, and driving everyone I know crazy talking about the WDWCP, the presentation and interview are finally just around the corner. I received an email this morning from Disney, reminding me about the presentations coming to campus, and there were brochures laying on the counter at Domino’s when I got my lunch today in the student union. Disney’s everywhere!

So here’s the deal: Next Wednesday and Thursday, a recruiter will be doing their presentation on campus (I plan to attend the Wednesday session). At the presentation, I will sign up for an interview time, which usually takes place a couple of days after the presentation and is, unfortunately, conducted over the phone. So I’ll probably try to schedule my interview for Friday, after my classes. Then, if all goes according to plan, I should be getting that acceptance letter just a couple of short weeks later!

Then the waiting game will really begin. 🙂

To keep you, my imaginary, loyal readers occupied while you’re biting your nails with anticipation for my next entry, here’s a funny news story. See, this is why I love Disney–even astrophysicists and their crazy planet classification systems aren’t immune to the company’s affect on our culture.

Astrophysicist: Love of Pluto the dog led to fury over planet’s demotion

Quote from the article: In his new book, “The Pluto Files,” [Neil deGrasse] Tyson asserts that Americans’ love for Walt Disney’s Pluto the dog caused the public outrage that greeted the planet’s demotion in classification to a dwarf planet.

Another quote (And the best part of the article): In response to the outcry at the planet’s demotion, the Disney company issued a press release:

Although we think it’s DOPEY that Pluto has been downgraded to a dwarf planet, which has made some people GRUMPY and others just SLEEPY, we are not BASHFUL in saying we would be HAPPY if Disney’s Pluto would join us as the 8th dwarf. We think it’s just what the DOC ordered and it’s nothing to SNEEZE at.

You gotta love Disney. 🙂


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