“Actually it’s not our tagline, I just made it up.”
Looking to transfer from Suffolk University to Emmanuel
Location - 7
The Admissions Office was located in the Science building which was somewhat difficult to find. We were unsure of where to go once on the school’s campus, but when we asked a security guard for directions he was very helpful. The office was on the second floor and very close to the elevators. However we should have taken the stairs, but there was no indication that the admissions office was right at the top.
We would also like to note that we were running late for the tour and the admissions counselor called the tour guide and escorted directly to the first stop where we were able to meet up with him.
Lobby Appearance - 10
The office was very modern and well designed. It was a very clearly designed “Visitors’ Center.” This was not a multifunctional space which was an effective way to separate the office work from prospective students. The entire room felt as if it was set up just for us. The literature was spread throughout the room making it very accessible.
Kyle Hyphenated-Last-Name (we really wanted his name to be Max) A junior Elementary Education major originally from Boston. Fun Fact: Freshman 15? Try Freshman 21. (he had to start going to the gym- good thing Emmanuel has amazing facilities!)
Personality - 10
We. Love. Max. (his name is Kyle). Kyle was very friendly, personable, and funny. By the end of the tour we felt as if we had known him for years. Kyle knew most of the people that we encountered while on the tour and said hello to everybody. While on the tour we encountered some new students who were lost and Kyle helped them get to where they were going without skipping a beat. The jokes he made during the tour were genuinely funny and in no way scripted. We also greatly appreciated his ability to walk backwards the entire time. At the beginning of the tour he stated: “I like to make small tours a conversation”
Appearance - 9
Kyle was wearing jeans, sneakers, and an Emmanuel fleece. He was casual, yet professional, while still showing school spirit. On the hotness scale, Kyle also received a 7.
Ability to answer questions - 10
Direct quote: “I felt like I could have asked him a question about ANYTHING and he would give me an answer.”
The other members of the tour asked a lot of very random and diverse questions and Kyle was able to answer all of them in depth. He clearly knew a lot about the school from the buildings, to the classes, to the student life.
Ability to relate - 10
Direct Quote: “I want him to elementary educate my children.”
Kyle did an amazing job of not only addressing our potential majors, by highlighting the art classrooms and opportunities, but also highlighted our extracurricular interests. He added the perfect amount of personal experience to make the tour relatable, while still not talking about himself too much.
Informative (1) vs Entertainment (10) - 5
This tour was the perfect balance between information and entertainment. We enjoyed ourselves the entire time and left the tour having had fun. We also felt as though we learned everything we possibly could have about the college. We were able to see all of the buildings, meet important people, and learn all about life as a student at Emmanuel.
Quality/Quantity of free stuff - 9
As mentioned before all of the literature was scattered about the room and there was enough that we did not feel uncomfortable taking it. We also received a free pen. Additionaly, the admissions counselor went well out of her way to print a map of the Colleges of the Fenway for the other members of the tour… for free.
Quality of literature provided - 10
The literature was very student friendly and youth-oriented. It was full of lots of useful information with no boring filler. It seemed as though there was a piece of paper to take home for any question that we may have had.
Length of tour (1=too short, 10=too long) - 5
Perfect tour length. We saw everything we needed to see. We learned everything we needed to learn. And we never got bored. We were constantly entertained, but the tour ended at the perfect moment, just like the ending to a great film. You don’t leave with any questions and you don’t check your watch to see how long you’ve been there.
Additionally, JC Swag was wearing a brand new pair of shoes on this tour that were tearing her feet apart. This tour lasted the perfect amount of time for her less than sufficient Dora the Explorer band-aids to hold up.
Quality of tour content - 10…thousand
Have we said how awesome this tour was?
Was there Dr. Pepper? 10
Was there a sitcom TV set in the library? 0
Font choice/use? 8- Effective font mixing, used fonts appropriately in different types of documents
Favorite tour member? Mom who was into Jenna’s education. We think that she asked more questions about Emerson than she did about Emmanuel.
Meal Plan Breakdown:
You can have 15 or 19 meals a week and on a swipe in you can have all you can eat.
“All bets are off. Do your thing.” -Kyle
They also have flex dollars. With the 15 meal plans you get 95 and with the 19 meal plan you get 25.
The gym facilities at Emmanuel.
A view of the quad (the most centrally located place on campus) from a window in the campus center.
A nice place to do work in the campus center.
The Maureen Murphy Wilkins Atrium.
Our tour guide,
Kyle Max, and the other member of the tour.
Overall Emmanuel College Experience: 10
Can we actually go here?
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