Campus Sherpa Is Hiring College Students To Be Tour Guides

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College seems like an easy, breezy time, but it can be the opposite. Between dealing with the transition of being away from home, trying to get good grades, maintaining a social life, eating, sleeping and everything else, it can be rough. On top of that, college is expensive. But trying to get a job while taking classes and basically existing can seem impossible.

But Campus Sherpa is hiring, and this might actually be the job for you.

If you haven’t heard of them, Campus Sherpa offers private, guided campus tours to potential students who want a less structured window into student life. Official, campus-run tours can consist of a lot of information shouted to a huge group of prospective students. But Campus Sherpa creates one-of-a-kind tours for individuals, and an online survey matches these individuals with the best Sherpa for their needs.

Prospective students can sit in on real classes, tour the dorms and attend real college meetings. The Sherpa, meanwhile, gets paid around $17.50 an hour, and has the additional benefit of a flexible schedule. Everybody wins!

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If you’re interested in becoming a Sherpa, here’s what you need to know. The pay varies based on how long the tour is, and you’ll get paid via PayPal. The company is looking into expanded payment options, but PayPal is the only one for now.

You’ll be an independent contractor, so you can choose what tours you want to lead and when. You don’t have to do a required number per week, so if your schedule happens to be extra-crazy right before finals, it’s no big deal.

You can apply to become a Sherpa here. You’ll be contacted for a phone interview after your application is reviewed. Recruiters are looking for people who love their college campus and know a lot about it.

If this sounds good to you, go apply right now! You can also make extra cash by being a Brand Ambassador. All you have to do is refer new clients (and new Sherpas) to the company and you’ll make some extra dough.

Happy Sherpa-ing!

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