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jaketimus



Joined: 06 Jul 2010
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Location: Arkansas

PostPosted: Wed Jul 07, 2010 12:56 am    Post subject: Starting at the very beginning. Reply with quote

I'm a high school student. I have a dream of becoming a theme park attraction designer. I want to be involved with initial idea development and design layouts for attractions. I want to be the guy that comes up with an idea and sees it through to the end. I want to get as much of a head start as i can. I was wondering what my college goals should be and maybe some good schools to consider and if there are any programs i could participate in now. My all time dream would be to work for Universal Studios. Ive been going there since i was a baby and it has always held a special place in my heart. Any help or experience shared would be greatly appreciated! Thank you for your time! :)
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DT6011



Joined: 10 Jul 2010
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Location: Germany

PostPosted: Sat Jul 10, 2010 11:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Unusual wish.. this is my first time to read something like this. Well, anyways. goodluck to your choice career.. visiting some themes park and interviewing someone there would be a great help..
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just-inverted



Joined: 28 Oct 2007
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Location: long beach

PostPosted: Tue Jul 13, 2010 11:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i recommend on buying and watching theme park documentaries, or researching on the internet.
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HHN93



Joined: 02 Jun 2010
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Location: Los Angeles

PostPosted: Thu Jul 15, 2010 12:07 am    Post subject: Re: Starting at the very beginning. Reply with quote

[quote="jaketimus"]I'm a high school student. I have a dream of becoming a theme park attraction designer. I want to be involved with initial idea development and design layouts for attractions. I want to be the guy that comes up with an idea and sees it through to the end. I want to get as much of a head start as i can. I was wondering what my college goals should be and maybe some good schools to consider and if there are any programs i could participate in now. My all time dream would be to work for Universal Studios. Ive been going there since i was a baby and it has always held a special place in my heart. Any help or experience shared would be greatly appreciated! Thank you for your time! Smile[/quote]
that is exactly what I want to do. Are you talking about becoming a creative director?
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jaketimus



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 27, 2010 2:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yes. thats exactly what i want. im just trying to figure out how to get going and what i need to do.
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HHN93



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 27, 2010 3:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

are you talking about Orlando or Hollywood? I personally want to be the CD of Universal Studios Hollywood
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jaketimus



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 27, 2010 3:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i would prefer Orlando.
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HHN93



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 27, 2010 3:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well creative director is a position that you are promoted to, you need to work your way up
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jaketimus



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 27, 2010 4:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yeah, i understand that. i was just wondering if universal offered any internships or opportunities that you are aware of?
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rcj3



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 11, 2010 12:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just search around the forum. This is a topic I have seen before many times. So you will find lots of info on the subject. One thing is to check into the intern programs and depending on where you are in High School I want to say I remember in one of the threads having info on something at Disney for the group.
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admin
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 12, 2010 12:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, you should contact Universal Creative directly. You can find their contact information on www.themeit.com. They offer internships from time to time and at very least you could ask for a tour or a job shadow.

Nate
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jaketimus



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 17, 2010 6:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks for the help Nate! a rep from Universal Creative has already contacted me thanks to that site!
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Holly
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 18, 2010 6:08 pm    Post subject: Internship Reply with quote

Thanks, Nate. Good info. I didn't know that they had a website Smile
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