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Georgia Tech Tour Guide Requirements

  • Must maintain a 2.5 cumulative GPA.

  • Must be enrolled at Tech through at least Fall 2018 or Spring 2019.

  • Must demonstrate excellent communication skills.
  • Must be adaptable and able to market Georgia Tech to a wide variety of visitors (prospective students, faculty, alumni, or other).
  • Must demonstrate a positive, enthusiastic attitude and strong customer service/interpersonal skills.
  • Must be able to commit fully to responsibilities and represent the Institute in a professional, positive manner.
  • Must commit to a minimum of 2 semesters (alternating semesters for co-op students).
  • During the summer term, guides are expected to give two tours a week unless their academic and/or work schedule prevents them from doing so. In the event of an approved schedule conflict, guides will only give one tour a week. During the fall and spring terms, guides need to be able to give one tour a week. For the summer term, please provide at least three dates and times you have available for scheduling purposes.
  • Must be available to attend the mandatory training sessions. Training dates and times are TBD.
  • During the fall and spring term, must be available to attend mandatory biweekly meetings Monday evenings at 6:00 P.M. These meetings do not occur during the summer.
  • Summer tour guides are paid at a rate of $8/hour for a two-hour commitment ($16/tour). It is the responsibility of each guide to fill out all necessary paperwork and keep their bi-weekly timesheet up to date to receive proper payment.

Expectations for Tour Guides

  • Serve as information resources and friendly representatives of Georgia Tech for visiting families, faculty, staff and students.
  • Arrive 15 minutes prior to their tour time each week (i.e. arrive by 11:15 A.M. for 11:30 A.M. tours and arrive by 2:00 P.M. for 2:15 P.M. tours).
  • Be prepared to either give a tour or help in the office during their tour time.
  • Maintain a polished and professional appearance by adhering to the Tour Guide Dress Code.
  • Assigned tour and scheduled meeting attendance is mandatory. Tardiness and missed tours/meetings are not tolerated. If a Tour Guide is sick or has an appropriate reason for missing their weekly tour, they may attempt to find a replacement guide by the procedures outlined during training.
  • Once you are assigned a weekly tour time, you will not be able to change it in the middle of the semester.

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