Join the Admission Team

Do you find yourself always talking about why you love the University of Denver?

Do you want to help DU recruit a diverse student body who will become leaders, scholars, artists, entrepreneurs, and public servants uniquely qualified to live in and shape global society?

Our A-Team (Tour Guides, Lead Guides and Admission Interns) helps prospective students and their families learn about our campus and the DU experience. Not only do A-Team members get to share their passions for DU with others, they also develop communication, organization and planning skills.

Application Dates and Deadlines

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    The 2020-2021 A-Team application is now closed. Please check this site again in late 2020 for the 2021-2022 A-Team application!

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    Carousel Interview Day for all applicants: Friday, January 17, 2020, 2:00-5:00p.m. (check-in begins at 1:30p.m.), in Anderson Academic Commons Room 290.

    This carousel type interview will include a traditional one-on-one interview as well as two group process experiences.

    • 1:30-2 p.m. - Check-in and welcome
    • 2-2:45 p.m. - Interview Rotation 1
    • 3-3:45 p.m. - Interview Rotation 2
    • 4-4:45 p.m. - Interview Rotation 3
    • 4:45-5 p.m. - Wrap Up

    Students should plan on attending the entire program from approximately 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. This is mandatory unless other arrangements are made (contact [email protected]).

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    2nd round of interviews (by invitation only for Internship and Lead Guide positions): January 23-28, 2020

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    Position Announcements: February 4, 2020

A-Team Application Checklist

  • Short Essay

    Please be prepared to answer the following short essay questions:

    New Guides

    • Why are you applying to be a Team 1864 Tour Guide/Lead Guide/Admission Intern? Please describe your interest in each position for which you are applying.
    • What experiences have you had at DU that have helped foster an inclusive campus climate (in class, extracurricular activities, programs, discussions)? What did you learn from the experience(s) and in what ways have or will you contribute to the creation of a more inclusive environment in the future?
    • One of the stops on the tour is about experiential learning. What would you say for this theme?


    Returning Guides: 

    • Individually, how would you support first year tour guides?
    • What would you like to see more of within the tour guide community? (ie: Culture? Weekly Meetings? Communication? Skill Sets?) Please explain.
    • Tell us a story about an experience outside of the classroom that contributed to your academic learning (it doesn’t necessarily have to be your personal experience).


    Lead Guides: 

    • Why are you applying to be a Team 1864 Tour Guide/Lead Guide/Admission Intern? Please describe your interest in each position for which you are applying.
    • Describe an experience you've had that demonstrates your ability to lead your peers. 
    • Please describe any office or general work experience you’ve had, and how that has prepared you to be successful in this role.


    Interns: 

    • Why are you applying to be a Team 1864 Tour Guide/Lead Guide/Admission Intern? Please describe your interest in each position for which you are applying.
    • Where do you want to be in five years, and how does this internship fit into your plans?
  • Recommendations

    Be prepared to list two references and include their name, position, relationship, email and phone number. One reference must be academic.

  • Resume

    All applicants applying for an Admission Internship or Lead Guide position are required to bring a resume to the Carousel Interview Day.

    We encourage you to connect with the DU Career Center to work on and submit your resume. You can schedule an appointment by visiting www.du.edu/pioneercareers or by calling 303-871-2150.

  • Additional Requirements

    ​​​​​​All intern applicants are required to submit a video link (no longer than 1 minute in duration) answering the following question: Describe something in your work life or personal life that you are passionate about.

    All Media Intern applicants are required to submit a link to a video that you created.

Team 1864 - Tour Guides

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    General Role and Responsibilities:

    Team 1864 Tour Guides are student ambassadors with knowledge of University of Denver traditions and campus life. Tour Guides report to the Campus Visit Program Coordinator and serve as part of the Undergraduate Admissions Visit Team.

    They primarily lead campus tours for prospective students and their families, high school counselors, and other visiting groups. They may host overnight visits, help with communication campaigns, and lead specialty college access visits. They also assist in admitted student programs and support the undergraduate admission office as needed. 

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    Required Skills:

    Strong verbal communication skills, including the ability to converse with a variety of families and prospective students.
    Strong customer service skills and ability to provide a positive, lasting impression of the DU community.
    Ability to stand and walk for extended periods of time (tours last 90 minutes).
    Ability to lift up to 20 pounds.

     

    Preferred Skills: 

    Proficient in a second world language (Spanish preferred) and/or American Sign Language. 

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    Experience and Class Standing: 

    You must be an Undergraduate Student in good standing to be eligible for the position. Fifth year, dual degree students will also be considered.

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    Scheduling:

    Individual work schedules are adjusted as tour guides' class schedules change. They must work at least ten hours per academic quarter which does include mandatory weekly meetings.

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    Compensation:

    Tour guides will work on average 3-7 hours per week and will be paid $12.85/hour.

Team 1864 - Lead Guides

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    General Role and Responsibilities: 

    Team 1864 Lead Guides are student ambassadors for the University of Denver, report to the Campus Visit Program Coordinator and serve as part of the Undergraduate Admission Visit Team. 

    Lead Tour Guides support the Campus Visit Program Coordinator in managing and communicating with Team 1864. They maintain the visit desk which includes emailing prospective students and families, answering phones, and fulfilling school merchandise requests. Additionally, they assist in the planning and execution of large visit programs throughout the academic year. They co-lead Team 1864 weekly meetings and support the undergraduate admission office as needed.

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    Required Skills: 

    Strong verbal communication skills, including the ability to converse with a variety of families and prospective students.
    Strong customer service skills and ability to provide a positive, lasting impression of the DU community.
    Strong computer skills with the ability to learn office management software.
    Ability to work on average 15 hours per week.
    Ability to lift up to 20 pounds.

     

    Preferred Skills:
    Proficient in a second world language (Spanish preferred) and/or American Sign Language.
    Experience working in an office setting.

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    Experience and Class Standing: 

    You must be a current Team 1864 Tour Guide to apply, and you must be an Undergraduate Student in good standing to be eligible for the position. Fifth year, dual degree students will also be considered.

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    Scheduling: 

    Individual work schedules can be re-adjusted every quarter as Lead Guides' class schedules change. 

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    Compensation: 

    Lead Guides work on average 15 hours per week and will be paid $13/hour.

Admission Internships

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    General Role and Job Responsibilities:

    Admission Interns are an important part of Undergraduate Admission in representing the University of Denver. Interns oversee larger projects and programs within one of the following teams: College Access and Diversity Team, Visit Team, Communication Team, and Transfer Team. General responsibilities include working with prospective students, parents, and high school counselors through information sessions, campus visits, phone calls, as well as a variety of other duties as needed.

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    Required Skills:

    Strong verbal communication skills, including the ability to converse with a variety of families and prospective students.
    Strong customer service skills and ability to provide a positive, lasting impression of the DU community.
    Ability to present to large groups (information sessions last 60 minutes).
    Ability to work on average 12 hours per week.
    Ability to lift up to 20 pounds. 

     

    Preferred Skills: 

    Proficiency in a second world language (Spanish preferred) and/or American Sign Language. 

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    Compensation:

    Admission Interns will receive a $2,500 tuition stipend and will earn an additional hourly rate. They will be required to work on average 12 hours per week and will be paid $13/hour.

Internship Descriptions

All Interns will be responsible for the general duties above, but the following are descriptions of each specific position.

  • College Access & Diversity Intern (Position Unavailable 2020-21)
    Job Responsibilities

    The College Access and Diversity Enrollment Intern will report to the Executive Director for Diversity Enrollment & Community Partnerships and serves as part of the larger Diversity & College Access Team to support all diversity recruitment, outreach, yield efforts and partnerships.

    • Diversity Recruitment & Outreach: participate in and help organize student panels, community outreach, campus tours and planning lunch hosts for visiting admitted students. 
    • Diversity & Access Team Support: assist Diversity & Access Team with projects and efforts necessary to be effective counselors and representatives to students, parents, counselors and community-based organizations.
    • Diversity & Partnership Communications: assist with developing key messaging campaigns to first-generation, minoritized, partner and limited-income students and families through the college selection and application process. 
    • Pioneer Prep Leadership Institute: assist with planning, execution, evaluation and continued communications with summer Pioneer Prep Leadership Institutes in July of each year. May act as
    • DU Student Groups: acts as a liaison and actively works with alliance groups and MGC when possible to further engage DU students in Diversity & Access efforts.
    • Partnership Programming: may help plan and execute Partnership visits and manage DU Partner needs as directed by team.
    • Group Visit Support: may serve in a secondary capacity to assist College Access and Group Visit Intern in hosing inclusive group visits. 

    Experience and Class Standing

    Students with previous college access recruitment experience (i.e. CME, VIP, CCESL, etc.) and/or a passion for building pathways to traditionally underrepresented populations to DU are highly encouraged to apply. Spanish proficiency or fluency is a valued strength but not required in this role. Must be a rising 3rd or 4th year in good standing and must have attended DU for at least one quarter.

    Scheduling

    This position is a three- to five-quarter position starting in the summer or fall and ending in spring or summer (Summer or Fall 2020 - Spring or Summer 2021). Summer availability is strongly preferred but not required.

  • College Access & Group Visit Intern
    Job Responsibilities

    The College Access and Group Visit Intern will report to the Associate Director of Admission & Group Visit Coordinator. This position is responsible for:

    • Organizing and executing all aspects of group visits to the University of Denver with emphasis towards college access.
    • Communication with external groups, the Visit Team, and campus partners. 
    • Maintenance of the registration process and room reservations.
    • Presentations to our visiting groups to create a successful and inclusive group visit experience. 
    • Planning and execution of the Pioneer Prep Leadership Institutes held in July, and will occasionally assist with visit programs, diversity initiatives, and recruitment as a secondary responsibility. 

    Experience and Class Standing

    Experience with Microsoft Outlook, PowerPoint, and Excel is preferred. Must be a full-time undergraduate student in good standing and must be a rising Junior or Senior. Fifth year, dual degree students will also be considered. 

    Scheduling

    This position is a six-quarter position starting in the Winter Quarter and ending the following year's Spring Quarter (Winter 2020-Spring 2021). Autumn Quarter is required; therefore, students studying abroad in the fall will not be considered for this position.

  • Media Intern
    Job Responsibilities

    The Media Intern will report to the Director of Communication. The position is responsible for:

    • Generating content for and producing student-based video content.
    • Recruiting students for new initiatives to fulfill the DU brand focus.
    • Acting as a liaison to students for admission communication projects.

    Experience and Class Standing

    Experience with Premiere Pro, Final Cut or video production software strongly preferred. Must be a full-time undergraduate student in good standing, and must be a rising Sophomore, Junior or Senior. Fifth year, dual degree students will also be considered. 

    Scheduling

    This position is a three-quarter position starting fall and ending in spring (Fall 2020-Spring 2021), with some training hours in Winter 2020 and Spring 2020.

  • Communication Intern
    Job Responsibilities

    The Communication Intern will report to the Director of Communication. The position is responsible for:

    • Overseeing the social media endeavors conducted by Undergraduate Admission.
    • Assist in planning and implementing periodic calling campaigns to prospective and accepted students.
    • Working on social media platforms; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, YouTube.

    Experience and Class Standing

    The Communication Intern must have excellent writing and verbal skills and excel in presenting to large groups. Must be a full-time undergraduate student in good standing, and must be a rising Junior or Senior. Fifth year, dual degree students will also be considered. 

    Scheduling

    This position is a four-quarter position (Summer 2020-Spring 2021), with some training hours in Winter 2020 and Spring 2020, and possible remote work during Summer 2020.

  • Visit Program Intern
    Job Responsibilities

    The Visit Program Intern will report to a Campus Visit Program Coordinator and assist in organizing and executing various aspects of Admission visit programs. The position is responsible for:

    • Organizing overnight and class visits using Outlook and Excel
    • Moderating student panels in front of large groups
    • Managing peers involved with these larger events
    • Organizing overnight visits for prospective students
    • Obtaining Residence Hall Rooms for larger visit days 

    Experience and Class Standing

    Experience with Microsoft Outlook, PowerPoint, and Excel is preferred. Must be a full-time undergraduate student in good standing and must be a rising Junior or Senior. Fifth year, dual degree students will also be considered. 

    Scheduling

    This position is a six-quarter position starting in the Winter quarter and ending Spring quarter (Winter 2020 - Spring 2021). Summer quarter is optional.

  • Transfer Intern
    Job Responsibilities

    The Transfer Intern will report to the Associate Director of Admission and Transfer Coordinator. The position is responsible for: 

    • Recruiting prospective transfer students, parents, and college counselors. 
    • Assist with information sessions, transfer campus visits, phone calls, and transfer focus groups and outreach. 
    • Partnering with Media, Diversity, and Communication Interns to communicate transfer strategy and recruitment plan. 

    Experience and Class Standing

    The Transfer Intern must have excellent writing and verbal skills and excel in presenting to large groups. Applicants are required to be Sophomore standing or higher in good standing. Transfer students are preferred. 

    Scheduling

    This is a four-quarter position starting in Winter 2021, with the possibility of renewal. There is an opportunity for increased hours in the summer, and possible remote work during the summer quarter.

A-Team Testimonials

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Zoe W., Tour Guide

"I remember how scary the college admission process was and as a Tour Guide, I knew could make that process a little less terrifying. When I toured DU, I felt like I was home and I wanted to help prospective students see if DU was as good a fit for them as it was for me! "

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Jiusi Z., Tour Guide

“DU Campus Tour Guide is a position of storytelling about not only the classes, clubs, and student services at DU, but also the people and memories here that have forever made you stronger and better.”

Contact

Madeline Nilan

Campus Visit Program Coordinator

The University of Denver is an affirmative action employer and that age 40 and over, color, disability, gender identity, genetic information, military or veteran status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or any other applicable status protected by state or local law are not taken into account in any employment decision.