Wednesday, March 3, 2010 myBiz Blog
Apply today to be a UW-Madison tour guide! by Katie Coon

Visitor & Information Programs (VIP) and the Office of Admissions are looking for outgoing and enthusiastic students to serve as Information Guides and Tour Guides beginning in summer and/or fall 2010.

We seek to employ students who represent the diversity of our student population in age, gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion, city/state/country of origin, personality, major, career goals, campus involvement, and personal interests.

Tour guides conduct daily walking tours of campus. They welcome prospective students and their families, and other visitors to the campus by sharing information about academics and campus life, history, traditions, and university achievements.

Information Guides assist students, faculty and staff, prospective students and their families, visitors, and members of the community access information about the campus and surrounding area through the Campus Information Center in the Red Gym and at the Welcome Center at 21 N. Park Street. They serve clients in person, over the phone, by e-mail, and through chat.

Working as a Tour Guide or Information Guide is a great springboard to other career opportunities regardless of field of interest. In these positions, students will sharpen their communication, problem-solving, customer service, and leadership skills while working in a fun, fast-paced, and dynamic environment.

Starting salary is $8/hour with opportunities for advancement up to $12/hour. Applications are available at www.vip.wisc.edu and are due at the Campus Information Center by 5:00 p.m. on March 24, 2010.

Please send any questions to: programasst@uwmad.wisc.edu.