By: Andre’ LaMont Moses
So, I must admit, I am bias to one certain department on campus: Admissions, or more specifically, Admissions Visits Programs. In street terms, this department is basically the one that does campus tours for students wanting to look at Eastern Michigan University. So, why do I have a sweet spot for this department.
I have been working as a tour guide for about a year and a couple of months now. I’ve given tours to literally hundreds of high school kids, middle schoolers, transfer students and even a group of Girl Scouts who were all in the 6th grade (most stressful tour I’ve ever given, but we’ll talk about that later over coffee).
What’s so special about walking around campus for an hour, talking to people who you barely know? Sounds scary, but in that hour, you really get to know and befriend your tour guests. You don’t know it, but you have a lot of say so in whether or not a student decides to come to Eastern or not. Sounds like a lot of pressure, but if you be yourself (that’s if you have a good, charming personality…if not…don’t apply for this job), your tour guests will really appreciate and like you.
What if you want to apply, but are nervous about speaking? You’ll get over that super quickly. Trust me. When I was first hired, I was scared out of my mind, but now…I just can’t shut up. You’ll build up confidence fast!
So, does this job sound interesting? Apply! The Admissions Welcome Center is located on the 2nd floor of the Student Center, across from Starbucks. Tell them Andre’ sent you!