It's All in the Visit

Inspiration for optimizing college visits.

How To Answer The Most Common Question Asked On A Campus Tour

March 05, 2021 Reimagining College Visits, Storytelling

The most common question I received as a tour guide was, “Why did you decide to attend college here?” Although it’s a simple question, I wasn’t always sure how to respond.

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Campus Visitor Hierarchy of Needs

September 15, 2016 Reimagining College Visits

I just completed the first month of staff and ambassador workshops for the 2016-2017 academic year, and I owe a huge thank you to the schools that helped me kick it off: Albion College, St. John’s University, University of Dayton, University...

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Parting Words of Advice: 6 Tips from Graduating Campus Tour Guides

May 23, 2016 Student Stories, Reimagining College Visits, Inspire

It’s graduation time, and a bittersweet moment for most graduating seniors. In the two years we’ve been running tour guide workshops, we’ve had the great fortune of getting to know hundreds of incredible guides at institutions across the...

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3 Strategies to Consider for April Tours

April 18, 2016 Reimagining College Visits

If you are in the campus tour guide community there is almost nothing better than the feeling you get after hosting a visit or event when you know you nailed it. It’s probably similar to what Steph Curry feels after he hits a 3 pointer!

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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 the...

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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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5 Lessons Learned From Mardi Gras To Transform College Visits

March 05, 2015 Reimagining College Visits

Last month I experienced my first Mardi Gras with my family. I can’t even count how many times I was struck by moments that I couldn’t find words to capture, during this experience that involved every sense. 

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