My name is Ekom Uko. I am an International student from Nigeria and I am currently a rising sophomore at Lehigh University. I am majoring in Electrical Engineering and would also love to possibly minor in Public Affairs. I am a Diversity Delegate at Lehigh and also a Lehigh Student Ambassador, so I work a lot with the Office of Admissions and prospective students during the school year. I am presently working at Lehigh during the summer as a summer tour guide and also as a Computer Lab Monitor.
I chose to become a summer tour guide because I planned to stay here at Lehigh over the summer. I love working with prospective students and I am also totally in love with Lehigh’s beautiful campus and as a tour guide, I get to do both of those things at once. I get the opportunity to help prospective students and to also show them around this amazing campus. I have been able to answer some of the questions prospective students have concerning Lehigh or college life in general and it has been very satisfying to give these students and their parents a tour of our magnificent campus.
It always pleases me when I see them fall in love with Lehigh as well. I usually get asked the question, “So how did you choose Lehigh?” from at least one member in my tour group, and I go on to tell them how much I fell in love with the programs Lehigh offers, the people, and the campus without even one visit. Weird isn’t it? However, by the end of the tour, most of them agree with me. So just a warning to future visitors: It is extremely difficult to NOT fall in love with Lehigh after a tour. Lehigh University is a great a school, and I enjoy every second I spend here as a student.
If you would like to ask me any questions about our campus, feel free to post a comment below!