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Top 25 Campus Tour Guides Interview Questions

How would you rate your communication skills?
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Question 2 of 25
Give me an example that demonstrates your school pride.
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"I use to wear face paint when I would attend football games in high school. Now I don't always dress up, but I still wear my school colors and tailgate with my friends before games. I love the community and I love supporting my school teams!"
You may have been a die-hard basketball fan, waving a banner or even participating on the cheerleading team. This is a great opportunity to share talk about your involvement in high school or college. Whether you like to watch events or play on a team, share an example that shows how proud you are to be a part of your school.
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Question 3 of 25
How well do you know your way around our campus?
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Even if you know the campus like the back of your hand, take some time before your interview to explore the campus, using a map and marking important places like the union, bathrooms, and each department building. You may only have a couple of hours to give a tour, so you will want to hit up the most popular spots, including historical markers. The interviewer wants to feel confident in your ability to tour the campus without getting lost or forgetting where to go!
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Question 4 of 25
What are some areas you could improve on?
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"I have been practicing projecting my voice so that everyone can hear me loud and clear when I am giving a tour. I had a couple of students tell me that they were having difficulty hearing me the last time I led a tour, so I have made a point to be more enthusiastic and raise my voice just a little bit louder."
As a leader and a role model, it's important for you to be proactive about improving weaknesses. You will also be spending the majority of your time working with people, which means you'll need to be very self-aware. If you receive feedback from a student, parent or a manager, remember not to take it personally. You are capable of improving your performance and making changes, even if it's simply through taking small steps forward. Give an example that shows you take initiative to improve an area of weakness.
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Question 5 of 25
How do you make students and parents feel welcomed on the tour?
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Question 6 of 25
Do you have any experience with public speaking?
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Tell me about your customer service experience.
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Are you a team player?
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Question 9 of 25
How would you handle a situation where you were going to be late for work?
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Question 10 of 25
Do you have any experience with social media or marketing?
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Question 11 of 25
How do you stay up to date on the latest campus activities?
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Tell me about your leadership experience.
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What is your academic standing?
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Question 14 of 25
What are is your availability?
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Question 15 of 25
How do you keep yourself motivated?
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Question 16 of 25
Why do you want a job while you're finishing school?
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Question 17 of 25
Give me an example that shows you are dependable.
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Question 18 of 25
Why do you want to be a campus tour guide?
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Question 19 of 25
Have you ever led a campus tour before?
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Question 20 of 25
Tell me what you know about our university.
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Question 21 of 25
Which of your strengths will help make you an excellent campus tour guide?
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Question 22 of 25
How will you balance this job with your schoolwork?
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How will you build relationships with students and parents?
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Do you have any experience in customer service or hospitality?
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How do you stay organized?
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Question 1 of 25
How would you rate your communication skills?
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I'm confident in my communication skills, I write well and am able to speak with others with relative ease.
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I have excellent communication skills.
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On a scale from one to ten I say a solid 9.
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I'm very confident in my communication skills.
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I would rate my communication skills fairly well, although I do notice that I sometimes need to enunciate more clearly and am sometimes soft-spoken.
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I believe that my communication skills are proficient and that I can always continue to work on improving them. I am lucky to have been given the opportunity to study abroad in Romania where I was challenged with a language barrier, and so that definitely helped me become more clear and concise in my speech and more efficient at non-verbal communication as well.
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Highly-I am good at answering any questions that people have and conveying my message.
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In all honesty, I am not the most eloquent person to have walked this campus. But, I am someone who would be able to converse with prospective students and their families, and genuinely make them feel comfortable.
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I am a proficient writer and better than average public speeker.
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I would stay I have strong communication skills. I am articulate and energetic, as well as an exceptional listener which is equally as important.
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I would give myself a 8 because I am a very good listener and in general I have no problem talking to people and clearly getting my point across, however I feel like there is alway room for improvement.
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I would rate my communication skills a 4 out of 5. I am very strong in keeping a positive attitude with any questions one may ask me and I deliver the answer the best I can.
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I have strong communication skills. I am gregarious and can convey my point, while presenting my personal experience. I can also actively engage with prospective students and listen to them.
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My communication skills are very well, I am a great listener and I communicate well between prospective student and factuality and staff.
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I am good at speaking in front of large crowds. I am a communications major and am currently taking a public speaking class, so I feel very comfortable with the idea of talking in front of others.
Question 2 of 25
Give me an example that demonstrates your school pride.
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I know this may sound cliche but I honestly think if you were to prick my finger, I'd bleed green and gold.
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I believe that personally, I have always been able to communicate well with various groups of people. I think there is power in listening.
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I love holy cross. In my time on Mt St James I have met so many wonderful people, knowledgeable caring professors, and experienced the greatest community I could imagine. The buidlings and campus in general are a sight to be held and you cannot help but to show them to prespectives.
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I have a lot of pride in our university. I love it here, and I am so proud to go here and be a part of this community. I am always wearing school clothing and I love it!
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I love telling people I go to nottingham and supporting the university, varsity.
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I have a lot of pride in this university, whether it is the academics or athletics. I am really proud to call this place home. I think it is definitely the best school around.
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Everyone at york experiences it differently, but we all go through the xame adjustment period. Yorkpresents its students with various opportunities that help hight school seniors transition to post secondary. York also has various clubs and organizations that your bound to find interesting such as harry potter club or MUN and much more. These clubs also help you network for the future and socialize more. Everyone at Cornell is experiencing this adjustment to one degree or another so I would suggest that Grace Tone surround herself with more positive people to help her better adjust to her situation.
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Our University is an amazing one, and its a unique one too. Not many other schools can.
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I have always been a proud ram. Almost as soon as I decided I wanted to go to college I knew I wanted to attend CSU. I'm proud to be a CSU ram and I want everyone to know.
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I have a lot of pride in this university. I think that everybody should be able to see the potential that this campus has and everything that it offers.
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F&M is my life right now.
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I have a lot of pride in my university. The more I get involved in what my university has to offer, the more the love for my school increases. It's really about taking advantage of what your school has to offer you. The more opportunities you jump into, the more positive experiences you create. When you ask your parents orother college graduates about their favorite moments in college, no one ever mentions going to class. It's the out of class opportunities you have that contribute to your college experience and thusly, the pride you have for your school.
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I love College of Charleston! I feel like this campus and this city is my home.
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The University of Alabama is a top notch school. I believe it to truly be the Capstone of Higher education and would love to represent it in all of its glory to prospective students and visitors.
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I honestly have a lot of pride and love for my campus. From the quirky anteater, to the undefeated football team, and the friendly people you meet on campus, I've found a home here and my circle of people. Being involved with ASUCI made me also see how passionate I am about the school and making sure every student feels the same way.
Question 3 of 25
How well do you know your way around our campus?
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There may be a few buildings that I don't know the location of but I can easily navigate my way around campus and would certainly look up the location of buildings that I'm unfamiliar with.
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What qualities and skills do you need for the job.
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I've spent three years here, first year in the west quad and then second in the north, so those two years gave me an insider's perspective on different sections of the campus. Third year, I moved off campus which again changed my perspective - most important thing I learned this year was how to find quick shortcuts through the buildings - for example, when its cold, if I had a class in BSB, I went through the building to the side nearest ABB, the.
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Do you think the purspose of choosing the tour guide?
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I think I know my way around really well! I remember the first day of classes, when all of the buildings seemed large and confusing, but the campus really gets smaller as you get more familiar with it. Occasionally I'll need to find an unfamiliar building, but if you go to the front desk of almost any building on campus there's someone who can direct you. They'll even give you a campus map and draw directions on it if that will help!
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Being a humanities major I know my way around the more obscure parts of campus that others don't. I feel confident in my ability to give directions and operate the tunnel system.
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Very. At this point, I think I have been to every dorm on campus and this school has really become my home.
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Very well. I have gotten used to walking my way through campus. I feel very confident about knowing my way around campus.
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I would say I know my way extremely well around campus. I have lived on campus every year and have become very familiar with it.
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Although I have only been on the hill for a semester, I know the campus very well.
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I know my way around campus very well! Also, I am knowledgeable with a lot of the resources that the school has to offer.
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The beauty of our campus is it is so easy to navigate around and theres always something exciting and beautiful to see and different areas to go to, so I get to see a lot of it. Joint honours I have lectures and seminars all over.
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I know campus pretty well, as a Freshman I can not declare that I know every in and out however over the past year campus has become considerably a lot smaller to me, just the other day a visitor asked me where Geidt hall was and I walked away with a smile knowing I could effectively provide detailed and easy to follow instructions.
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Very. Joint honours so have things everywhere and friends in different halls - opportunities to explore where I live.
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Finally, I know it fairly well. I just recently realized where the townhouses are--but I know the Quads, I know where the book store, the library, CFA, SMC, Post, and Seymour. I definitely know where the gym is.
Question 4 of 25
What are some areas you could improve on?
Question 5 of 25
How do you make students and parents feel welcomed on the tour?
Question 6 of 25
Do you have any experience with public speaking?
Question 7 of 25
Tell me about your customer service experience.
Question 8 of 25
Are you a team player?
Question 9 of 25
How would you handle a situation where you were going to be late for work?
Question 10 of 25
Do you have any experience with social media or marketing?
Question 11 of 25
How do you stay up to date on the latest campus activities?
Question 12 of 25
Tell me about your leadership experience.
Question 13 of 25
What is your academic standing?
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Yes I do. No citations, or anything disciplinary action or anything of the sort.
Question 14 of 25
What are is your availability?
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I am available every day except the hours I have class.
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Monday, Wednesday, Friday - after 3 Tuesday and Thursday - after 4 I can work any time of the day on weekends if needed.
Question 15 of 25
How do you keep yourself motivated?
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I grab a couple of friends and take them out to dinner downtown to an Italian restaurant, or I ask if anyone is interested on going on a hike.
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I focus on my goal(s) for that day or week or whenever. I set mini-goals within them and get the movation and enthusiasm when I accomplish them. It's mainly self-motivation and discipline.
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I figure that for a job like this, a smile is a part of the uniform. I would be proud to represent my school, so I want families to remember someone who was excited and enthusiastic, and that would motivate me enough.
Question 16 of 25
Why do you want a job while you're finishing school?
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It will help me cover the costs of living away from home, and when I have more on the go I time-manage better. The benefit of a job on campus is that they understand irregular class schedules better than another employer might.
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I think that having a job would give me a distinct and worthwhile experience. I would be doing something that's important to me, something that I think is related to what I want to do as a career when I get out of school, I think it could help me develop and practice a multitude of skills related to responsibility, professionalism, and public speaking. I think it would be a lot of fun and a worthwhile experience.
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I'm blessed to where I don't have to work. But I feel like having a job during college will prepare me for a job after graduation.
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I want to be able to support myself while also being able to help my community. I want to be able to show people how great of a university this is.
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I believe having a job will help me mature for when I need to get a real job after college. I also love telling people about how great Cedarville is and I would love the opportunity to show them around our beautiful campus.
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I would like a job while I am in school because it allows me to take a break from my studies, and do something that I enjoy.
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This job is ideal because I live on campus so I know my way around and living near for 2 years so convenient and enjoyable.
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Add to my experience and network.
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My parents are unable to help me out as much as they would like to financially. Having a job helps with bills. Work is a social outlet for me. I have always found work to be very fulfilling personally, and I would much rather be busy than bored.
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I want to be able to keep myself busy and having a job at the school will help me open many more doors to new opportunites as well as meeting a bunch of new people.
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I want experience in the work field as early as possible.
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I want a job while in school because I can gain experience in working with other people, to learn and to improve my weaknesses and to grow my strength.
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It's a great way to meet a variety of people and Network.
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There are a number of reasons. One, I want to be more involved with the university. And because I enjoy my time here, I want to make more people know that UConn can be more of a right fit then they think they are. Second, I want to step out of my usual comfort zone to do something different. That's why I am not finding a dining hall job. Being a Tour guide actually improves my people skills. Lastly, making some money is never bad. And those are my three reasons.
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I feel that it will help me learn to balance my life and prepare me for the real world.
Question 17 of 25
Give me an example that shows you are dependable.
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I rarely miss or am even late for classes. I'd like to think of myself as a pretty reliable person, when my schedule has allowed me to in the past, I have never minded picking up shifts for people who are unable to make it to theirs.
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I do miss classes every now and then if other things come up that need to be attended to, but I make sure to make up for what I have missed, either by sharing notes with peers or reading the textbook and then meeting with the professor during his/her office hours, I make sure to learn the content that's been missed at the earliest date possible in my schedule.
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I am a very reliable person. All throughout my high school and elementary education I had perfect attendance and so far the only classes I have missed in college have been due to the fact that I must catch the bus home for break.
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I pride myself if honoring commitments and promises.
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I believe that I am a very reliable person. When I have a certain commitment, I stick to that commitment I do not miss classes, I attend all of my classes.
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I consider myself to be incredibly reliable and efficient and understand the importance of making a comittment, and by being punctual and consistent gain a lot more.
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Attendance is vital for any commitment you make. Whether that be with school, jobs, or volunteer work. When you become part of a team that team depends on each and every one of its members. So when you decide to skip class, work, or anything else, you are skipping out on the team.
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I have missed classes for family reasons, like I missed class to attend a funeral last term, but I know how to prioritize. I recognize the importance of the things that are on the top of that list--like my family and my work.
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Not unless its an emergency. There really is no need to miss class. The Professors are here to educate us and we should be willing to learn. Its good it place yourself in a learning environment with other students and that is what a classroom offers. Its all part of the experience.
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I hardly miss classes, and I always show up to places early as possible.
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I'm very reliable, I go to class, I am early everywhere I go. I like my word to have value, If I say I'm going to do something, I will do it.
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I am very reliable with anything you throw my way. I don't miss any classes unless I am very ill in which I would go to the clinic to get an excuse.
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I am a very reliable person.
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I am a very reliable person. It is always frustrating to me when people don't follow through with plans or make half-hearted promises so I do my best to fulfill everything I say I will do.
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Very dependable. I don't miss any classes.
Question 18 of 25
Why do you want to be a campus tour guide?
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I want to represent my school and help prospectives students see why it is so great and why they should come here.
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I want to be a campus tour guide because I love any opportunity I get to tell others about Cedarville and what an amazing school it is. I would also love the opportunity to walk prospective students and their families through our beautiful campus and show them the best aspects of Cedarville.
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As a perspective student, you get a feel of the people you will be surrounded with from the tour guide and I would be honored to have the opportunity to be a representative. It would be enjoyable meeting new people who are interested in the college and presenting the school I believe is best.
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I want to be a campus tour guide because I want to show prospective students and their families how amazing this school and all of the great things it has to offer. I think by meeting a lot of different families as well, I will learn a lot.
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I want to be a tour guide because I truly believe they are the first people prospective students meet and it can either make or break the reason they want to apply here. Also I had an amazing tour guide when I visited and I want to make that the same experience for other students.
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I love Davis, I have grown to consider this place home in such a short amount of time, I want to share with others the hidden and not so hidden gems, and explore them together.
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Great university, so welcoming has so many positive aspects, I know what a difficult time it can be for people deciding where to go, share my knowledge and tips and help them find the place thats right for them. Beautiful campus needs showing off.
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I want to show prospective students why they should choose York. I want they to fall in love with the campus, people, and environment the same way I did.
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I walk around campus for fun. I love showing off our beautiful school. I feel like this would be a very satisfying position, and a perfect opportunity for me to utilize my skills for the CSU community.
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I want to be a Campus Tour Guide because being an out of state student, I would be able to communicate with the out of state kids looking at this school. I also love to show off the campus that I currently study at. There is so much to offer here and I think that every person looking at the school should know that.
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I like interacting with people.
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I love getting people excited about our school. I remember coming to campus as a freshman and being nervous about all the people and buildings and feeling overwhelmed and excited at the same time. It was so rewarding as a orientation leader during the summer to see that same energy in new students. I want to be able to be a positive influence on a potential student's college experience and give them all the information they need to make the best decision for them, and I feel as though my skills greatly compliment this goal.
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I want to go around the world.
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I want to be a campus tour guide because I enjoy doing it.
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I want to be a Campus Tour Guide because I want to know more about our university. In addition, I want to meet people and make friends and being a Campus Tour Guide can help me to do it. Lastly, I also want to gain experience in working with other students and faculty members.
Question 19 of 25
Have you ever led a campus tour before?
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Yes, I have. In high school I was a tour guide and eventually became the head of our tour guide program.
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I was a tour guide in my high school, and I have showed visitors around whether it be day visits, stragglers from admissions, or family/friends.
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I have never led a campus tour before though I have witnessed many.
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I was a student ambassador at my high school, which meant leading tours for freshman orientation and parent nights.
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I have! I was in the university concert choir last semester and a group of high schoolers from Kansas were doing a workshop with our director Dr. Olsen. I helped lead a group of about 20 kids and their parents around campus, pointing out buildings, enthusing about the university and answering questions.
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No, I have never led a campus tour.
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During the summer of 2014, I was an orientation leader which required us to give tours to students throughout the entirety of the summer. Although I recognize that the tours given by a tour guide and those given by an orientation leader are different due to the audience and the information that the audience wants to hear. But in terms of leading a group across campus, I have given tours before.
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I did not lead a campus tour before, but I used to introduce my school to my family members when they came to visited me.
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Yes! at my high school I gave incoming freshman and their parents tours of our campus.
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Yes! back in high school. I went to a private school that had a campus. And I was one of the orientation leaders so I have done some tours.
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I have showed the campus to my family and to my friends that visit but nothing more.
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No I haven't, but I am a fast learner, and I am willing to learn all about giving campus tours.
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No but I am looking forward on enhancing my skills and hopefully I will do it soon.
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When I was in high school, I was selected as a Marshal and I was able to direct parents around the school for local events, give advice, etc.
Question 20 of 25
Tell me what you know about our university.
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"Yale of the West", Original Public Ivy, Study Abroad, Farmer, 1809. I know my fair share of facts but really believe experiences and stories will help grab the attention of students.
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I think I know more about Lehigh than most freshmen do. I was here for a month over the summer: I stayed in Emory. There is still a bunch of history that I'm excited to learn about; right now, I feel like I already have a good amount of initial knowledge.
Question 21 of 25
Which of your strengths will help make you an excellent campus tour guide?
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I'm down to earth and can usually find a way to click or relate to just about anyone. I think not only the pretty buildings and fancy technology make a school appealing but also the first impressions of staff, faculty, and students like me.
Question 22 of 25
How will you balance this job with your schoolwork?
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I'm good with time management and most of the shifts I would take would be on days I don't have classes or after class.
Question 23 of 25
How will you build relationships with students and parents?
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I definitely believe so. I grew up as an only child and always around adults usually so I was always kinda mature for my age. Because of this, I learned what parents like, are concerned with, and want to hear. And it's not too difficult being personable.
Question 24 of 25
Do you have any experience in customer service or hospitality?
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Yes, my most recent would be as a financial consultant at FMSCU and a POS at Target. Both are very different jobs/roles with very different requirements. However, they require dealing with many customers throughout the day and I've learned alot about dealing with people and conflict resolution and such.
Question 25 of 25
How do you stay organized?

About Campus Tour Guides

February 10th, 2017

Campus tour guides work for universities to encourage individuals to attend the school. They play an important role in the admissions process by showing off the school facilities to future students and helping students get to know the culture of the school. They share their personal experience and discuss the groups, activities, and events that take place throughout the year.

The campus tour guide is important because they are the face of the school. They are knowledgeable about the school's history and the changes that have taken place over the years. The campus tour guide strives to make the tour a memorable experience by sharing anecdotes and interesting facts to keep the group engaged.

When the campus tour guide isn't busy showing future students around the facilities, they are busy planning events and supporting the admissions office through answering phones and responding to emails. They also may be required to attend meetings and assist with training others on the admissions team.

Campus tour guides enjoy leading groups and sharing their college experience with others. Their primary job is to educate others and create a welcoming experience for future students. They are outgoing and friendly with plenty of enthusiasm to go around! Customer service and retail experience are helpful, but not always required! Check the job description to find out more about the requirements. If you enjoy working with people and want to work in an environment where you are constantly learning, this position could be a great fit for you!

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