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.
This week, we highlight their tour of Wentworth Insitute of Technology.
Kevin Binder, Long Island NY, 2nd year computer engineering major, Fun Fact: Once at Six Flags his girlfriend ex-girlfriend skipped going on a ride with him and ended up petting a squirrel, and his favorite bus is the 39. (+1)
Personality – 10
Kevin was extremely entertaining and did not waste our time with things we already knew or weren’t interested in. He consistently asked about our interests and asked where we wanted to go. The tour was definitely tailored to what Vivian was looking for, which is exactly how a college tour should be. I feel like we would have been able to get any information we wanted to know out of the tour.
Appearance – 8
Extremely well dressed and well put together. Dressed in the college colors, which was a nice touch. On the hotness scale, Kevin received a 7.
A perfect balance of information and entertainment. He also went out of his way to find someone from the interior design department to talk to us about the department and the transfer process.
Quality/Quantity of free stuff – 4
The free stuff at Wentworth was primarily literature, but we very much enjoyed the look and design of the booklets. However, we also feel that the lack of free swag kept the idea of a “no frills, just real experience” environment that we felt throughout the tour. We appreciate consistency, despite our love of free swag.
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 StudentAdvisorand Rate My College Tour!