We often have several prospective students in a particular city or region who have inquired or applied to Parker. An open house in the clinic of one of our ambassadors is a great way to engage these prospective students with an ambassador, with each other, and with enrollment staff from Parker.

Open houses usually engage 4-12 students and their families in a clinic setting. Ambassadors give a tour of their clinic and make remarks about their own Parker experience. They also talk one on one with prospective students and their families to answer their individual questions. Our own admissions representatives also attend to answer specific questions about each student’s status in the enrollment process.

Here is a typical timeline for the open house planning process:

Ten weeks prior to event
  • Admissions identifies target areas for an open house based on  of applicants/inquiries in a particular city or region
  • Admissions or Alumni Relations staff reach out to Ambassadors in that area to identify a date for an Open House

Nine weeks prior to event
  • Date firmly set with ambassador, alumni relations, and admissions
  • Date added to website

Six weeks prior to event
  • Admissions sends promo pack to ambassador that includes signage for your clinic, content for you to use on your clinics social media pages, and anticipated program/schedule for the event
  • Admissions sends invitations to all applicants/inquiries in the area

Four weeks prior to event
  • Parker social media sites start promoting the event
  • Parker staff confirm travel plans with ambassador

Two weeks prior to event
  • Admissions does follow up phone calls with all applicants/inquiries in the area to confirm attendance

One week prior to event
  • Parker staff confirm attendance numbers with ambassador