Penn Admissions Summer Tour Guide Application

Penn Admissions Mission
The University of Pennsylvania's Office of Admissions values the intellect, ideas and unique stories of prospective students and their potential to contribute to the vitality of the Penn community. From inspiring promising candidates to identifying the next generation of Penn alumni, Penn Admissions is committed to providing an exceptional and educational college search experience to students, families, and partners. Within a supportive, professional culture that embodies core office values, the Penn Admissions staff strives to be leaders and educators in the field of highly selective admissions.
General Description and Application Information
Please complete this application by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, April 21, 2017.

As a tour guide, you are responsible for sharing the Penn student experience with visiting students and families.

After submitting your application for review, you MUST sign up for an interview appointment for the week of April 17 or April 24. Interviews will last approximately 20 minutes and will be conducted by members of the Penn Admissions staff and/or current Admissions Student Workers or members of the Kite and Key Society. All interviews will take place in the Admissions Visit Center in 1 College Hall.

Hiring decisions will be emailed to all applicants no later than Monday, May 1. New Admissions Summer Tour Guides must attend a mandatory training session during the first week of May; details forthcoming. 

  • Full-term/part-time employment for:
    • Summer Session I (Mon, 5/22 to Wed, 6/27);
    • Summer Session II (Thurs, 6/28 to Fri, 8/4); or
    • Both terms (Mon, 5/22 to Fri, 8/4).
  • Opportunity to start early (May 16) or end late (August 22)
  • Minimum 3-5 tour shifts per week (~6-10 hours), with a set schedule each week
    • Available tour shifts are as follows:
      • Monday-Friday - Morning: 10:15 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
      • Monday-Friday - Afternoon: 2:45 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
      • Saturday - Morning: 10:15 a.m.-12:00 p.m. (beginning June 24) 
Special Note for International Students: Be sure to check with ISSS for immigration-related rules regarding your employment eligibility. 

* Denotes required field. All other fields are optional and are designed to replace the submission of a resume or cover letter.
Current Penn school
Positions are available to current undergraduate Penn students only.
Projected Graduation
How did you apply to Penn?
Are you a part of Kite and Key's tour guide program during the academic year?
Learn more about the Kite & Key Society
Are you eligible for federal work-study? *
Anticipated Availability
For which Summer Session will you be on campus? *
Potential Tour Shifts
Please check all times that you anticipate being available to tour. Please note: You are not committing to your minimum 3-5 shifts at this time. The following information will allow us to identify potential holes in our student staffing schedule. Schedules will be confirmed at a later date.

Penn Admissions is open Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET, and Saturday 8:30 a.m.-11 a.m. ET* (*starting June 24).
Mondays: *
Tuesdays: *
Wednesdays: *
Thursdays: *
Fridays: *
Saturdays (beginning 6/24): *

Please feel free to contact a member of the Penn Admissions staff with any questions about the Summer Tour Guide position or application process, or to provide any additional information.

Joshua Chilcote, 
Assistant Director, Student Volunteer Initiatives

Lindsay Dussing
Director, Admissions Visit Center

**Applications are due by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, April 21.**