Guide Bios

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Andreah P

Major: Psychology
Hometown: Northville, MI

Why did you apply to be an MSU Tour Guide?
I applied to be an MSU tour guide because when I was making my college decision, my MSU tour was a huge part in my decision. My tour is when I knew that MSU is where I wanted to go. I want to share my l love for this university with others, and hopefully help them make their decision!

What do you enjoy about being an MSU Tour Guide?
I love meeting and talking with people from all over the state and country. I also love sharing MSU with others.

What is the purpose of the MSU Tour Guide program?
Our main goal is to provide as much information for visitors whether, they are perspective students, alumnus or parents. We want to share our experiences here to give visitors more than just facts and information, but also a perspective.

What place or landmark do you enjoy sharing with your tours?
I love sharing Beaumont tour and west circle. This space is originally and virtually untouched and its the epitome of Michigan State. Plus, it's nice to sit in the grass and listen to the clock tower ring.

What do you want those preparing to come on a tour to know about MSU and the tour program?
I want those coming on tour to know that it is okay to ask questions! That's what we're here for! Your tour guide is a student, they not only are knowledgeable about MSU, but they know what it's like to live here and take classes here! There is no dumb question and I always love answering them. Lastly, bring water and comfortable shoes!


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Linda R

Major: Human Capitol and Society
Hometown: Pickford, MI

Why did you apply to be an MSU Tour Guide?
I wanted to be an MSU Tour Guide to share how much my life was impacted after coming to MSU. I wanted to welcome perspective Spartans to their new chapter of life and how they can rediscover themselves in college. I love meeting students and sharing my experiences as a college student. Coming to MSU has been the best decision I've ever made, and I'd love for the Spartan community to grow!

What place or landmark do you enjoy sharing with your tours?
My favorite spot on tour is Beaumont Tower! MSU was my dream school, and every time I hear the tower bells ring, I get a surreal feeling that I'm actually at MSU. No matter how I'm feeling, I always feel happier when I hear the tower's chimes. Also, I have a cool Beaumont experience: I got the opportunity to play the bells in the tower!

What makes MSU Unique?
Like at many universities, individual development is important. MSU embodies that and so much more. Here you are more than just yourself; you are part of a whole community. I think it is absolutely amazing how Spartan Nation is all over the world. Also, how the idea that "Spartans Will" is represented in each one of us through education, athletics and service is incredible to be a part of. I love how MSU's impact is both in your backyard and across the globe.

How does being an MSU Tour Guide support your academic goals?
A mission statement I have as an MSU student is, "Inspire Spartans to grow in community to strengthen lives through learning and service." I want to encourage everyone to find what they love so they can illustrate this mission. I work at implementing this goal regularly in hopes of motivating others to use their passion to influence those around them.

How does being an MSU Tour Guide support your professional/career goals?
Being a Tour Guide has helped me develop interests in my major (Human Capitol and Society) and minor (Youth and Society). My hope is to use the recruiting and talent development of HR with a youth audience. I want to be involved in higher education as a college recruiter or in admissions. As a Tour Guide, I see how much I enjoy being an advocate for MSU to incoming students.


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Louisa H

Major: Marketing
Hometown: Holland, MI

Why did you apply to be an MSU Tour Guide?
I applied to be a tour guide because I love engaging with people and I love MSU!

What do you enjoy about being an MSU Tour Guide?
I love how personal the job is. I get to meet students and families from all over the state and country, engage with them, get to hear about all their different aspirations and goals and also get to share my adventures I have had while at MSU.

What are the benefits/perks of being an MSU Tour Guide?
It is a very supportive and friendly work environment.

How does being an MSU Tour Guide support your academic goals?
It has allowed me to improve my time management skills. I have learned to plan ahead with my homework so that I can still work my job and enjoy time with my friends too.

How does being an MSU Tour Guide support your professional/career goals?
It has improved my public speaking skills and interpersonal communication skills.