Daily Life as a Tour Guide
Tour Guide (Current Employee) – Manchester, NH – May 17, 2016
Being a tour guide has been a very different experience than what I intended it to be. I figured that it would be extremely serious with so many details that I had to remember and a timed schedule of how long we are in each building for. In reality, every tour is different and is personalized to every person on tour. We are allowed to make jokes and connect with our tour. It is a lot more fun than I expected it to be. I really enjoy going on tour and talking to the parents and perspective student. My co-workers and managers make the team seem like a family which makes working larger events a lot more fun because everyone enjoys working with each other. I learned that when stepping out of my comfort zone and trying something that is not exactly something I can see myself doing, I can fall in love with the job that I have. Not only do I get to brag about my college to possible future students; in some cases the tours are what make the students want to come here and being able to be a part of that decision is an amazing feeling. The hardest part of the job is getting up early for the bigger events on campus such as Spring Open House and Accepted Students Day. The best part of the job is working with my managers, co-workers and meeting potential Penmen.
Works around class scehdules and other jobs
Cannot work over 10 hours a week