Being a campus tour guide is a great job to have while in school. It's fun and it's an easy way to make money! You get to help high school students decided their future and meet a lot of interesting people in the process. Here are some sure signs that you're a college tour guide:
1. You know a lot of useless information about your school.
From the average class size to the number of rooms in a dorm building; you know it all. You also know that the building on the other side of campus used to be a horse stable (you also know that nobody cares).
2. You're great at making small talk anywhere you go.
Even if you're not on tour you often find yourself asking people where they're from or what they're majoring in (or is that just me..?).
3. You try to be funny on tour, but no one laughs."Once I got a family locked in the stairwell, lets hope that doesn't happen to us today!"
4. Your friends ask you questions regarding anything and everything about school.
"Where is the financial aid office?" "What time is the dining hall open until?" You know it all.
5. Open Houses on Sundays are your worst enemy.
Have to be at work at 8:30 on Sunday morning? Well, chances are you went out on Saturday night and chances are you're pretty hungover. But at least you know you're not alone.
6. You know how to handle weird questions from parents.
If you can think of it, we've heard it. My personal favorite was "If my son wants a girl to sleep over, can he?" You've learned to smile and just nod or pretend you didn't hear.
7. You exaggerate your extracurriculars to make yourself sound better.
"I love being a part of Habitat for Humanity! We go on so many trips and really help the community, you should really join it when you come here."
*In reality has only been to one meeting*
8. You've mastered the art of making every answer a positive one.
You've become a master of twisting every answer around to make the school sound a lot better than it actually is.
"Well isn't your school in the murder capital of New York?"
"Some might say it is, but we have great security and I always feel safe here on campus, there's nothing to worry about!"
9. You create bonds with other tour guides.
Even if you aren't normally friends with them, you all become a close knit group during events because you feel each other's pain.
10. You secretly love your job.
Whether you admit it or not, being a tour guide is pretty great. It's fun and it's easy to talk about the school that you call home.