Want a real take on what a college tour is like? Vivian, Jenna and Jacqueline, three students at Emerson College, want to help! These students plan to take every college tour in metro Boston (and maybe more) over this summer, and have been blogging about it at Rate My College Tour.
Over the summer, Vivian, Jenna and Jacqueline, with some friends, plan on taking 47 college tours and want to report on the best and worst parts of every Boston school. Each Tuesday, we’ll be publishing highlights of their various college tours. If you can’t make it to every college you want to tour this summer, keep up with StudentAdvisor and Rate My College Tour!
Location – 6
The address of the admissions office was very easy to find. Unfortunately, the initial lobby was not very welcoming, and it was pretty confusing to figure out that the admissions department was on the 6th floor of the building.
Lobby Appearance – 7
The admissions lobby was very welcoming and we enjoyed the hip and trendy decor. The seating was an interesting wavy wooden bench, but it was mildly uncomfortable. The desk person was very nice and took my information, though she spelled my name wrong. She also offered that we were welcome to explore the building since we were about a half hour early for the tour start time.
The space was arranged in a mildly haphazard way, with the information pamphlets and booklets around the corner from the main lobby area. It was not a terribly cozy lobby, but it did have the “Smash factor”, meaning it had the sort of nervous, cold feeling of an audition room, which may be appropriate for Berklee.
Personality – 6
While Alexsandra was very nice and an entertaining tour guide, she did not go above and beyond to connect to each student, primarily focusing the tour around her personal Berklee experience. It was a very small tour group and individual connection would have been easy, especially with all of the walking between buildings. She also tried to make occasional jokes, which was cute and definitely upped her personality rating.
Appearance – 8
Her outfit was casual, fun and well put together, but also professional enough. On the hotness scale, Alexsandra also received an 8.