Polimi Tour Guide

Who is the Polimi Tour Guide?

The Polimi Tour Guide is the point of reference for any visitors who wish to explore our campuses, whether they are prospective students or simply interested in the history of our university.
The Polimi Tour Guide is also recognisable thanks to the official Politecnico merchandise that they wear, and their job is to guide visitors around, explaining the history of the buildings, showing them the university’s spaces and facilities for both studying and taking a break, and providing the sort of information that only a student who knows all the ins and outs of the campuses can give.
If you like working closely with people and you’re proud of being able to helping others to explore your university, then this is the right activity for you!

What does a Polimi Tour Guide do?

  • they welcome visitors at the meeting points
  • they take the group on the tour, making the various stops along the way
  • they convey the information contained in the material provided
  • they answer questions and provide insights into their experience of living and studying on the campus
  • they get the opportunity to come into contact with people of different cultures and nationalities

Why become a Polimi Tour Guide?

This experience will help you to improve:

  • time management and organisational skills
  • communication skills
  • knowledge of the English or Italian language

You can obtain a lot from it, such as:

  • skills that can prove helpful later on in the world of employment
  • an Open Badge (Magnetic Student Card) certification

Open Badge: what it is and how to obtain it

We would like to reward your helpfulness and professionalism by presenting you with an electronic OPEN BADGE, which will certify the great work that you have done over the course of the academic year.

The OPEN BADGE is an internationally recognised digital document that certifies the skills you have acquired. Once obtained, your certificate will automatically appear on your LinkedIn profile, and you can download a link to insert into your curriculum vitae.

To obtain the Polimi Tour Guide Badge, students must meet the following requirements:

  • participation in the training day
  • availability for at least 60% of the tours scheduled over the course of the academic year
  • filling in reports
  • positive feedback from the office

In order to obtain positive feedback, the student must demonstrate: punctuality, courtesy, collaboration, helpfulness, and the ability to tackle unexpected situations.

For more information on the Open Badge, you can consult this website.

Who can apply?

Any students enrolled for the A.Y. 2020/2021 at the Politecnico di Milano in Laurea Triennale (equivalent to Bachelor of Science) or Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) courses who also intend to enrol for the A.Y. 2021/2022.
Applications are also open to any students completing a Laurea Triennale course who intend to move on to a Laurea Magistrale course.

How and when to apply

It is possible to apply to become a Polimi Tour Guide for the academic year 2021/2022 from 21 June to 12 July 2021.

To submit your application, please fill in the following form.

The project is run on a voluntary basis; as such, this is not a paid position.

Students will be selected taking into consideration the following criteria:

  1. availability
  2. languages known (English and Italian)
  3. motivation
  4. previous experiences

Duration

The project runs on an annual basis, as per the academic calendar.

Training

No specific training is required. The Community Life and Merchandising office will support you in acquiring the necessary skills, organise an online training day to explain how the project works and answer all your questions, and email you informational material containing all the information you will need to be the best Polimi Tour Guide you can be.

Contacts

Coordination: Community Life and Merchandising Unit.

For further information, please email communitylife(at)polimi.it