Hey it’s Kiley giving a college update:
So yesterday, I went to visit Medaille College after my intense acting class. When arriving on campus the first thing that came into my head was: small. The next thought: why is there no parking? It reminded me of the Catholic High School in my town: brick exterior-prison-like yellowing walls that were once (in a former time) white, students acting like they were in a playground rather than a learning institution, and floors that had the burden of heavy feet on a routine basis.
I met with the head of communications, Lisa Marsherall, who really impressed me with her passion and knowledge. She described her students as “her kids”, which I found to be really endearing. One of the reasons, I looked into this College because my former Communications Professor, Val Bello, who was one of the people who inspired me to change my major to Communications, had formally went there. The funny part is, I bumped into her during my tour of the campus.
It may be small, but it has that inner community heart that many people search for in a school. The layout is simple, you could never get lost. I was shocked to think a school could be smaller than GCC, have less parking, and less advanced radio station/ TV studio. The grass is not always greener on the other side. This College would give me room to grow in my skills with its community charm and an expectation of three internships. The location is ideal. I also, may get a bundle financially-who wants to be in dept.
A note on campus tours. Listen up; I understand showing the entire campus when it is a large group, but when there is two people have an objective. Simply ask-what is your major, do you play sports, and what are some clubs you’re involved in? Those are right on the money of what people care about seeing. You can’t forget about food and the bookstore-typical tour staples. The point is don’t waste peoples time with fluff give people peanut butter, it’s better for you anyway.
“Blessed are those that can give without remembering and
receive without forgetting.”
— Elizabeth Bibesco