I don't think it was unorganized or unprofessional. I think the problem was to many students brought there parents with. Honestly, we are going to grad school, not undergrad school, some students need to grow up. What angered me was the parents taking up seats forcing people like me to sit on a folding chair. Also, parents asking absurd questions, one parent asked if "summer classes classes cost money". Wow.
As for Drexel, I thought it was excellent. I really liked what the current students and alumni had to say. All brought excellent insight, advice, and made really good points. The one thing I like about Drexel is the whole outside of the classroom experience or Co-Op that Drexel promotes. Really, that is the biggest thing talked about at Drexel. I work at a law office and the lawyers always say that getting out of the classroom and working is how you learn law. So many aspects of law cannot be taught in a classroom. Dealing with clients, opposing counsel, judges, billing hours, etc. This appears to be what Drexel wants students to do. I have been accepted at a couple of school (all better than Drexel) but I am really leaning toward Drexel (especially with a big scholarship) after Saturday.
If anyone has any other questions about the day let me know.
I agree with you on the point about the parents. I've seen this at most of the ASDs I've gone to though, so it wasn't unique to my experience at Drexel. What I was referring to when I said the event struck me as unprofessional was how the school presented itself. This wasn't a preview day or an informal tour, it was one of two (three?) days specifically planned for admitted students to visit and have E Mack showcased for them. So when the dean of admissions walked in wearing an outfit that can not possibly pass for business casual and nowhere near qualifies as even appropriate casual waving around her bright pink cell phone while giving the presentation I was ready to leave. I'm not saying I expected full fledged suits and heels, or that I necessarily judge individuals based on their appearance, but lets be real - most of the world does. I "get" the whole "I march to the beat of my own drum" thing the school is trying to use to set itself apart, but having multicolored hair and unprofessional attire probably isn't the best way to get a job in this market. That being said, I wouldn't feel comfortable being represented by individuals I wouldn't even hire if the tables were turned. These are just my observations from the first five minutes.
The 2Ls and 3Ls I spoke to were nice, but I was surprised that they were all so unconcerned about not having jobs lined up... Anyway, like I said, Drexel definitely isn't a good fit for me
. I hope the full tuition scholarship goes to one of you who are still interested