Careers and Lifetime Placement Assistance
ITMI is committed to your success before and after graduation.
Prior to your acceptance into the ITMI program, a personal career counseling interview is conducted to evaluate your aptitude for tour directing and acceptance into ITMI.
The student teacher ratio is 10 to one, thereby providing you with indivudual attention and guidance throughout the 15-day intensive program.
ITMI will assist you in preparing a special one-page tour director résumé, which will be completed prior to the end of the course. We realize that beginning a new lifestyle can feel stressful and the interview process may seem daunting. Therefore, we have dedicated one segment of the course to interview technique role playing, to ensure that you are familiar with the potential questions that the tour operators may ask.
After successful completion of the course and graduation, a one-hour individual follow-up strategy session will be conducted with two of your primary instructors to discuss your overall performance in the course. During this important one-on-one consulting session your instructors will help you to define your immediate and long term goals, share feed-back from the course, and determine which tour operators will best meet your goals. (To be scheduled individually.)
Approximately 45 days and 90 days after you graduate, one of your primary instructors will contact you to review the goals you defined when you graduated. You and your instructor will reassess and make any strategic changes necessary to ensure that you have been able to obtain employment as a tour director or guide.
The ITMI Cornerstone & Lifetime Placement Assistance
The cornerstone of ITMI is firstly to provide the education and certification needed to obtain the skills to become a professional tour director and guide.
Secondly, is our ongoing partnership. Our reputation is based upon a mutual partnership with you. Because of ITMI’s unparelled training and the success of our graduates on the road, we are proud to say that our alumni are the most sought after tour directors and tour guides in the world.
The final cornerstone is the ITMI community. Upon graduation you are now a member of with world’s largest network of tour directors and guides. You can stay connected through ITMI’s Facebook page and the annual ITMI Symposium & Reunion.
Although we do as much as we can to assist you, we cannot guarantee employment. ITMI is always available to assist you should you experience any challenges on the road or in gaining employment.
ITMI wants to share your success in becoming a successful tour director and guide. We enjoy traveling with you each step of the way as you reach your next goal. We encourage you to share pictures and stories of your life on the road with your tour director colleagues. Keep us updated about your mailing address and any changes to your email. And join us for continuing education and networking opportunities whenever possible.