Tips for college students
Thank you so much for joining us at Campus Convo! We are beyond excited to have you on board. College applicants across the country are desperate to hear about your college experience, and we’re grateful to you for sharing your story.
We’ve put together a few tips to keep in mind before and during your conversations with these applicants.
- Be on time: We recommend opening up the video chat link a minute or two before the start of the meeting. Remember, they’re paying you and reviewing you!
- Be candid: Be open and honest about your college experience. They don’t just want to hear the sales pitch, they want to hear the good and the bad. That’s why they’re coming to you.
- Make them comfortable: They may be nervous; you’re the older student at a school they want to get into! Make sure they know you’re not an official representative of the school, and they can be completely relaxed around you.
- Take the call from a quiet setting: They’re paying for your time; please be sure to join the video chat from an appropriate, quiet place.
- Don’t be distracted: Be sure to give the meeting your full attention. Don’t be on your phone, or doing other things on your laptop. Again, they’re paying for your time!
- Keep it appropriate: Please stick to appropriate language, and don’t do or say anything that could make the applicant feel uncomfortable. See more in our community guidelines here.
- Be ready to talk COVID: Applicants are very interested to hear how schools are handling COVID-19. Be transparent with the good and the bad, but also make sure to be conscious and respectful of however the applicant views the COVID situation as a whole.
Aside from following the above tips, there’s no right or wrong way to run these conversations. Generally you can defer to what the applicant wants to cover, but also keep in mind they may be nervous and look to you to lead. If so, cover the basics: start off with a few minutes of introductions, then ask them which parts of the college experience they’re most interested in learning about. That way, you can tailor your answers to what matters most.
They should then use the majority of the time to ask you questions, but also feel free to make this more conversational, and ask them a few questions as well. Plus, if there’s ever a lapse in the conversation, here are a few suggestions for things you can talk about:
- What have you heard about my college?
- What are your major concerns about my college? What are you most excited about?
- What do you envision your freshman year at college being like?
- How is the application process going so far?
We want you to get the most out of these sessions as well. These tips are made to help you get better reviews and recommendations! The better your reviews, the more booking requests you’ll get.
Also, remember to refer both your college friends as well as college applicants! You find your referral link and see more about the referral program here. Go boost your earnings!