Guide Bios

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AJ B

Major: Food Science
Hometown: Grandville, MI

Why did you apply to be an MSU Tour Guide?
When visiting schools I found my tours to be the most helpful part of making a decision, so I wanted to help other students make their decisions by giving great tours.

What do you enjoy about being  an MSU Tour Guide?
Helping students discover where they feel that they belong.

What are the benefits/perks of being an MSU Tour Guide?
You get an increased knowledge of campus and you make many new friends!

What makes MSU Unique?
MSU is a very large campus, but it doesn’t always feel like it. The MSU community makes campus feel much smaller than it actually is.

What has been the biggest surprise regarding being an MSU Tour Guide?
How connected and supportive everyone is. Everyone wants you to do well and will do whatever possible to see it happen.


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Joey K

Major: Marketing
Hometown: Ada, MI

Why did you apply to be an MSU Tour Guide?
Walking around campus gives me a lot of joy, and when I heard that there was a job that could show other people how awesome this campus is, I signed up.

What do you enjoy about being  an MSU Tour Guide?
I get to meet new people every time I go on tour. Not everyone meets some one new every day, so I feel like that is a privilege to me. I also love talking about how great MSU is and why I chose to go here.

What is the purpose of the MSU Tour Guide program?
Our job as Tour Guides is to show guest our campus and how great it is. We are not selling it. We want to show you our campus and lifestyle so that it better helps our guest and future Spartans if this campus is right for them.

What place or landmark do you enjoy sharing with your tours?
One of my favorite stops is at Snyder/Phillips Hall. When we are there, I show the dining hall "The Gallery" and one of the type of rooms that MSU offers. I also talk about living on campus and meal plans. I also love Beaumont Tower, because I get to talk about our amazing history and traditions that come along with being a spartan.

What is the most memorable feedback you received from a tour?
One of my guest took our survey but decided that was not enough, so he/she decided to email the office of admissions to further thank me for my tour that I gave, I was very touched by that comment.

What do you want those preparing to come on a tour to know about MSU and the tour program?
Prepare yourself with finding something you might not know about MSU, and ask me! I love when my guest ask me questions, because I know that they are engaged with me.


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Jordan R

Major: Interdisciplinary Studies
Hometown: West Bloomfield, MI

Why did you apply to be an MSU Tour Guide?
Being able to engage with prospective/admitted students and their families to hear their stories and connect with them, as well as sharing my Spartan experience, is the reason why I wanted to be a guide. I wanted to share my passion for MSU and connect with guests on an individual level. I wanted to make them feel like a Spartan for that duration of the tour.

What do you enjoy about being  an MSU Tour Guide?
I love hearing about other guides' stories and experiences within Michigan State. We all share a common bond of being a Spartan but our experiences are different from the next, which makes it so interesting and enjoyable to be a guide. Additionally, I love hearing about the stories the guests bring and being able to connect with them on different levels and help them explore and find their niche within our community.

What are the benefits/perks of being an MSU Tour Guide?
The Tour Guide program exposes you to so many different opportunities within the university as well as, internally, you build such a strong network of individuals who help and support you throughout your journey at MSU.

What place or landmark do you enjoy sharing with your tours?
Like most, I love coming to Beaumont Tower. An iconic place on campus where someone can truly feel like a Spartan. I love coming here and just feel a sense of calm and peace here. Standing here, you truly feel the history and culture of our campus and I love sharing and experiencing that with our guests.

What do you want those preparing to come on a tour to know about MSU and the tour program?
When you come to Michigan State, you are only seeing a small section of our campus. Each neighborhood of campus has its own unique features so keep that in mind is that, typically, you will only see one neighborhood on campus. Come back for another tour or even do a self-guided tour to get different views and perspectives on campus.