As the title indicates, this is my last, first blog...of my senior year! My undergraduate career has been an interesting ride, chalk full of difficult decisions, wise lessons, and of course, wonderful memories...all of which stem directly from my attending John Carroll University. More specifically, my experiences at John Carroll have been directly influenced by working as a tour guide in the Office of Admissions.
As a tour guide, I lead tours for prospective students, and their families, and assist in personalized visits. Helping with a specific student's personalized visit could entail eating lunch with him (free, delicious food- yes!) or allowing him to shadow one of my classes, two activities which I prefer the most! Furthermore, I am required to work at each Blue Streak Preview Day (open-house), which I view as more of a privilege than a requirement! Blue Streak Preview Days are the best aspect of being a tour guide for John Carroll University.
At each Blue Streak Preview Day I not only provide tours, but I also interact with prospective students, and their families, on a more intimate level. I am able to answer specific questions and truly elaborate on my personal experience at John Carroll. The best aspect of this one-on-one attention is the chance that I will encounter prospective students from my hometown or even those interested in biology (my undergraduate major) and physical therapy (my graduate school interest). It serves as a great memory when I have influenced another Youngstown native to decide on John Carroll or even biology!
In addition to fulfilling my duties as a tour guide, Blue Streak Preview Days also consist of showing off my John Carroll pride. I love wearing my blue and gold for all to see! And, this year, we've received special windbreakers---so exciting! Furthermore, coming together to celebrate John Carroll for the day is so fun. Interacting with all of the fascinating characters we have as tour guides really contributes to some of my fondest memories of John Carroll.
Contemplating about the wonderful perks of being a tour guide, it's a good thing our next Blue Streak Preview Day is this weekend! I am hopeful that it will be yet another successful day in my life as a blue streak. Hope to see you all there!
Until next time,