Become a student tour guide – The West Georgian

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The University of West Georgia is open for tours this semester and currently offers several ways for incoming students and families looking to tour the 645-acre campus. With over 13,000 students enrolled at UWG, the campus tours department offers five different options for seeing the campus, all suitable for those who view UWG as the school of their choice.

“Students can apply to become a tour guide through the UWG handshake platform. Students will then be invited to speak with the tour and event team leaders and current tour guides, ”said Sarah Norris, graduate assistant for tours and events. “This interview will consist of job-related questions, and then it will be asked to conduct a mock visit with current tour guides and staff. Our tour guides are also paid. They are extremely appreciated and appreciated in the admissions office and beyond.

The first tour options available are storefronts, where students and families can view campus, meet faculty, tour residences, and learn about campus life. Students can apply and possibly receive acceptance on site during window tours.

The following tour option is specially designed for incoming transfer students, where transfer visitors can tour the campus, attend briefings, meet with admissions representatives, and learn about various transfer opportunities. Large groups can also visit the campus. These groups are usually made up of aspiring students, athletic members, youth organizations, and K12 classes.

The UWG Newnan campus offers tours, where students and families can tour the old Newnan Hospital which now serves as the second campus. These tours take place every Tuesday and Friday at 2:00 p.m.

The final option is a self-guided tour, available for those who cannot attend any of the previously mentioned sessions and prefer to download a self-guided business card that allows users to view the campus virtually and speak with tour guides online. .

“Tour guides have the opportunity to bond with incoming wolves and their families by showcasing our university and sharing their experiences,” Norris said. “Tour guides also have the opportunity to create their resumes using a wide variety of skills such as communication skills, leadership development, risk management and customer service skills. Additionally, our tour guides build professional relationships and mentors through admissions staff.

Becoming a student guide at UWG offers many opportunities for students to progress socially and to learn more on campus themselves. As a tour guide, students will meet new people and have the chance to take a managerial position by organizing tours and educating visitors about the building and campus attractions.

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