It's All in the Visit

Inspiration for optimizing college visits.

Leading A Tour That Leaves You As Excited As Your Visiting Families

January 25, 2016 Reimagining College Visits

Maybe you’ve experienced or heard of this before: You are traveling outside of the country or far from your home state. Unexpectedly, you see someone you’ve never met wearing a t-shirt from a 5k race in your hometown or a sweatshirt from...

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Guiding Your Campus Tours With Meaning

November 18, 2015 Reimagining College Visits

As a campus tour guide, it is a pretty safe bet that one of the reasons you were chosen for your position is because you are generally happy at your school.

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Where Are They Now: College Tour Guide Edition

August 21, 2015 Where Are They Now

A few weeks ago, I travelled to New York City for meetings. While there, I reconnected with a good friend and former tour guide from the University of Vermont, Jessica Kowalewski Dietrich.

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5 Things to See and Do When Visiting Elmira College

July 21, 2015 5 Things to See and Do on Your College Visits

Gothic Architecture

Nestled in New York’s beautiful Finger Lakes region, Elmira College has a historic campus footprint unlike any other.

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5 Things to See and Do on a Millsaps College Visit

June 30, 2015 5 Things to See and Do on Your College Visits


A most coveted item on any college campus is a close parking spot. I had one waiting for me upon arrival at Millsaps College – a small gesture with a big impact.

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5 Things to See and Do on a College Visit to Marymount University

May 03, 2015 5 Things to See and Do on Your College Visits

Nighttime Lincoln Memorial

Every Marymount student has visited this national monument at some point, but the real treat when visiting this iconic landmark is to see it in all its nighttime glory.

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Campus Tour Guide Spotlight: Will Krueger

April 13, 2015 Campus Tour Guide Spotlight

Will Krueger — Sophomore, Wright State University

Most students enroll in their college of choice before becoming a campus tour guide. Not Will Krueger.

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Campus Tour Guide Spotlight: Keisha Branch

March 25, 2015 Campus Tour Guide Spotlight

Keisha Branch — Marymount University

Too often, the college visit comes down to a two-hour whirlwind of a campus tour, classroom visit, and maybe lunch — and then it’s on to the next school.

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Big Idea Finalist 2015

March 24, 2015 Company Updates

Huge thank you to all of our friends and supporters who voted for Welcome to College to help us advance as a finalist in the Big Idea pitch competition during the New Orleans Entrepreneur Week!  

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5 Inspirational Quotes to Never Forget as a College Tour Guide

March 20, 2015 Inspire

Today, thousands of students are visiting colleges preparing to make the largest decision in their life up to this point. This post goes out to all of the tour guides leading these college visit experiences. You are not just a tour guide. 

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