Monday, September 26, 2016

Weekly Updates!

Reminders and updates for this week:
  • Check the "Chapel Hosting" tab
  • Sign-up for Overnight hosting and Open House day tours/greeting!
    • THANK YOU to those of you who have already signed up to host for the first two overnights.
    • Guys - we need 3 more male Ambassadors to host on October 9.



Improve Your Campus Tours!
  • The campus tour is often the most important factor in a student's decision to attend a college! I encourage you to read this article "5, Like, Totally Awesome Public Speaking Lessons From College Admissions Guides To Use At Work" or at least read through some of the key takeaways below:
    • 1. Make Connections - Engage students by name, make good eye contact, and gather everyone around you when you stop to talk (rather than sharing information as the group walks behind you).
    • 2. Use Stories, and Use Them Early - "The difference between the good and great guides is the ability to offer a personal story to answer a question." Also, the first thing you say is critical - that first impression stays with the group for the rest of the tour.
    • 3. Be Authentic - Communicate your love for Messiah and the importance it has played in your life. What are ways in which you can share what you love about Messiah in a genuine way during your tours?
    • 4. Be in the Moment - What can help you concentrate on your tour group/the student you are hosting overnight and keep them as your main priority, even as you balance your busy schedule?
    • 5. Be in Charge - Tour guides "need to encourage questions, politely manage the parent who is dominating the tour with their personal questions, and make decisions in the moment."


Give a tour on Homecoming!
  • We are in need of two experienced tour guides to give campus tours to alumni on Saturday, October 15, Homecoming weekend. The tours are at 1:00 pm and start in Eisenhower. Please contact Kristin at Ambassadors@messiah.edu if you are available.

Spotlight Days
  • In addition to the two fall Open Houses, we have three Spotlight Days this fall. A Spotlight Day is an event day focused on a specific "School" or academic area. Please only sign up to greet/give a tour on a Spotlight Day that corresponds with your major.

Contact a Student
  • Thank you so much to those of you who have signed up to help out with Contact a Student. The updated page is almost ready to go live and should be up and running by next week, at which point, you may begin receiving emails from prospective students.

Join the Ambassador Facebook group!
  • The purpose of this group is to post photos from fun events/overnights, but all announcements will be communicated through this blog and sign-ups will take place on the Ambassador website.


Practice tour schedule for this week:
  • Tuesday, September 27
    • 1:00 - Jake Edmunds & Emma Seals
  • Wednesday, September 28
    • 9:00 - Katrina Chan
    • 1:00 - Dan Yeisley & Lizzy Beach
  • Thursday, September 29
    • 2:00 - Lyla Bowser

Monday, September 19, 2016

Weekly Updates!

Reminders and updates for this week:
  • Check the "Chapel Hosting" tab
  • Sign-up for Overnight hosting and Open House day tours/greeting!
    • We have lots of prospective students already signing up for the September 28 and October 9 overnight!


  • Updated Rankings!
    • The 2017 U.S. News and World Report college rankings were announced and there is some great news about Messiah!:
      • Messiah is ranked as the #4 Best Regional College in the North
      • #55 for Best Engineering Programs
      • Ranked #3 as a "Great School, Great Price" among regional colleges in the north
      • Listed as a "Program to Look For" for the categories "Internships/Co-ops" and "Study Abroad"

  • THANK YOU to those of you who represented Messiah at Uprise!:
    • Mariah Good, Molly Morin, Blake Martin, Jenna Burlew, Kurtis Eby, Marissa Showalter, Kenedy Kieffer, Matt Phillippy, and Charmaine Tan

     
  • Campus Tours
    • If you need additional practice with the campus tour prior to the October 10 Open House, let us know and we would be happy to have you shadow another campus tour.


  • Practice tour schedule for this week:
    • Monday, September 19
      • 9:00 - Emily Fox & Charmaine Tan
      • 10:00 - Sally Graham
      • 11:00 - Marianne Ramirez
      • 1:00 - Tabitha Adel & Tim Fugate


Thanks for a fun time at Paulus Orchards yesterday!




 

Monday, September 12, 2016

Weekly Updates!

Reminders and updates for this week:
  • Check the "Chapel Hosting" tab
  • Sign-up for Overnight hosting and Open House day tours/greeting!
    • We have lots of prospective students already signing up for overnights.
       
  • Thank you for completing the admissions assessment. You all did a great job!

  • Check the practice tour schedule below. It is important that you show up to the Admissions Office for your practice tour so that we can have all tours completed by the end of September.
  • If you need additional practice with the campus tour prior to the October 10 Open House, let us know and we would be happy to have you shadow a campus tour.


  • The Admissions Office needs Ambassador assistance with the following events. If you are available, please contact Rachel at ambassadors@messiah.edu:
    • Uprise Music Festival - Saturday, September 17 - leave Messiah at 2:30 PM
    • Lancaster County Christian College fair - Thursday, October 6 - leave Messiah at 4:00 PM, return at 10PM
      • We are looking for Ambassadors who attended high school in Lancaster County to attend this event

  • Monday, September 12 is the last day to RSVP for our first fun event at Paulus Orchards
    • On Sunday, September 18 from 1:00-4:00 PM we will go apple picking, compete in the corn maze, and enjoy snacks (apple cider slushies!!) at Paulus Orchards.
    • You pay $3, we will cover the rest!
    • RSVP by Monday, September 12 at this link - http://whoozin.com/PFC-PCN-KW4P
  • Chapel Hosting & Six Week Series
    •  If you are signed up to chapel host on a day when you are participating in a Six Week Series, please let us know! We prefer for prospective students to attend the general chapel service but don't want you to miss you your six week series. If that is the case, email us and we will do our best to make changes to the schedule.

       
  • Practice tour schedule this week:
    • Monday, September 12
      • 1:00 - Caleb Hays
      • 2:00 - Angela Wolf & Ella Gutman
      • 4:00 - Morgan Wasser & Kurtis Eby
    • Tuesday, September 13
      • 9:00 - Brittany Balmer & Emily Beck
      • 1:00 - Abby Troppe & Monica Blair
      • 2:00 - Sierra Kinslow & Ashley Fogelsanger
    • Wednesday, September 14
      • 10:00 - Mariah Good & Deanna Preziosi
      • 11:00 - Sarah O'Boyle
    • Thursday, September 15
      • 9:00 - Elizabeth Pinkham & Garrett Reichert
      • 10:00 - Jennifer Sanchez & Holly Hagar
      • 11:00 - Emily Ransil
    • Friday, September 16
      • 2:00 - Devon Hearn & Olivia Rossi

Have a great week! Please don't hesitate to email us at ambassadors@messiah.edu if you have any questions.

Monday, September 5, 2016

Weekly Updates!


 
Reminders and updates for this week:
  • Check the "Chapel Hosting" tab
  • Sign-up for Overnight hosting and Open House day tours/greeting!
  • Check the practice tour schedule below. It is important that you show up to the Admissions Office for your practice tour so that we can have all tours completed by the end of September.
    • Use this Tour Training Video as a great resource while you are preparing for your practice tours. This link is also available on the Ambassador Portal under "Training".
    • If you need additional practice prior to your tour, let us know and we can schedule for you to shadow a campus tour.

  • Complete the Ambassador Assessment by Friday, September 9.
    • Ambassadors are required to score at least a 90% on the assessment before giving Open House tours (if you do not score fall-ta 90%, we will follow-up with you to re-take the assessment). You may use your Admissions magazine as a resource but please complete the assessment on your own. This is valuable information for you to be aware of when interacting with prospective students!

  • RSVP for our first fun event at Paulus Orchards
    • On Sunday, September 18 from 1:00-4:00 PM we will go apple picking, compete in the corn maze, and enjoy snacks (apple cider slushies!!) at Paulus Orchards.
    • You pay $3, we will cover the rest!
    • RSVP by Monday, September 12 at this link - http://whoozin.com/PFC-PCN-KW4P 

  • Practice tour schedule this week:
    • Monday, September 5
      • 1:00 - Emily Gaillard & Nate Apgar
      • 2:00 - Seth Daisy & Marianne Ramirez
      • 3:00 - Gabby Brooks & Caleb Sisson
    • Tuesday, September 6
      • 2:00 - Natalie Moey & Amy Vorhauer
      • 3:00 - Nick Weaver & Anna Marie Clark
    • Wednesday, September 7
      • 9:00 - Rachel Ware & Charmaine Tan
      • 1:00 - Tim Fugate
      • 2:00 - Molly Morin & Leah Williams
    • Thursday, September 8
      • 9:00 - Todd Abbott & Martin Kolb
      • 10:00 - Tobi Nordlund & Craig Terrell
      • 11:00 - Regan Hershey & Rachel Seleman
    • Friday, September 9
      • 2:00 - Sara Gartner & Kristen Hasse
      • 3:00 - Blake Martin & Brian Gilroy
Have a great week! Please don't hesitate to email us at ambassadors@messiah.edu if you have any questions.