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School of Business Administration

Elliott Hall, Room 427
275 Varner Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4485
(location map)

School of Business Administration

Elliott Hall, Room 427
275 Varner Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4485
(location map)

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Business Ambassadors

A dedicated team of student leaders, Oakland Business Ambassadors represent the OU School of Business Administration at events across the campus and community. You can find Business Ambassadors at recruiting, orientation, alumni, career and business leader events.

Business Ambassadors are a vital resource for current and prospective business students and their families. Business Ambassadors also serve as members of the Advisory Board for the Business School Dean and Associate Dean.

Meet the Ambassadors

The current team of Business Ambassador include students representing all of the business majors as well as a host of different backgrounds and life stories.

Business Ambassadors
Business Ambassador Alicia HartAlicia

Major: Pre-Business/HR Management
Minor: HR Development

Campus involvement: Honors College, Emerging Leaders, Business Ambassador

Most interesting aspect of the OU business program: The ability to explore each of the business disciplines before deciding on a major.

Why major in business: I love being working with others and it is fun to network with new classmates.
Business Ambassador, AngelaAngela

Major: HR Management

Campus involvement: Society of Human Resources, International Allies Organization, Business Ambassadors, Outdoor Club and Running Club

Why Oakland University? In addition to providing a great variety of academic programs, Oakland University offers an amazing campus with everything you need to have to have for a very comfortable and happy experience. The environment at Oakland is welcoming and diverse with many different cultures, friendly people and variety of events happening every day.

Internship lessons: I am an HRIS/Immigration Intern at an automotive supplier. In my first internship, I learned two very important things: Be a leader and add as many skills as you can.

Why business major: I chose to major in Business because there will always be job opportunities available to develop a career in the path of my choice. Employers in every industry will value a business graduate for having the ability to organize, plan, and manage within an organization.
Business Ambassador, Jenna ReinertJenna

Major: Accounting
Minor: Business Analytics, Economics

Campus involvement: Alpha Lambda Delta, Honors College, OASIS, Business Ambassador, Honors College Ambassador, former participant in Ideas2Business program

Why Oakland University: I originally chose Oakland University because of how close it was to home. Once I got on campus, I loved how small the university is in comparison to others because of how easy it is to meet new people and get involved.

Most interesting aspect of the business program: I like all the opportunities the OU Business School provides for students, such as career help, networking opportunities, scholarships, and real-world applications of business concepts like the I2B program.
Business Ambassador, JordanJordan

Major: Marketing
Minor: Music

Campus involvement: Guitar Ensemble, Honors College, Business Ambassador

Why Oakland University: Oakland University offers a great sense of community and home. Everyone on campus is very polite, friendly and inclusive.

Why major in business: I wanted a major that would be interesting to me and help set me up for law school.
Business Ambassador, Julia Julia

Major: Management of Information Systems
Minor: Marketing

Campus involvement: Social media chair for Women in Business, Admissions Ambassador, School of Business Ambassador, Business Honors Program

Lessons from internship experience: Take advantage of every opportunity given to you, even if it’s scary. Don’t be afraid to ask questions. Remember that you don’t have to know everything about your field right away. That’s what internships are for.

Most interesting aspect of the OU business program: The fact you get to learn a little bit about each field of the business world. I like I get to take courses in marketing, finance and HR, even though I’m majoring in something different.
Business Ambassador, MayMay

Major: Business and Piano Performance

Campus involvement: Women in Business, K-Pop Club, Honors College, Business Ambassador, Business Honors

Why major in business: When I took a marketing and advertising class in high school, I really enjoyed the class. I like the aspect of helping people, and business seemed like a pretty good choice.

Most interesting aspect of the business program: As a member of the Business Honors Program, I like that it is a small group of people who will grow closer over the next few years. The Business Career Services team is also phenomenal. I went in for resume help and they were extremely helpful.
Business Ambassador, MustafaMustafa

Major: Pre-Business

Campus involvement: Muslim Student Association, Grizz Pantry Volunteer, Business Ambassador

Lessons from internships: A high school internship taught me communication skills, working with professionals across the district and experiencing life in an office. I hope to have a college internship in my junior and/or senior year.

Most interesting aspect of the business program: It is cool there are many options and internship opportunities in the OU School of Business. Being able to network with professionals while taking classes that help you with your future career is a great thing. I also like how, even though student organizations tie in with what major or minors a person pursues, anyone is welcome to attend and explore.
Business Ambassador, RachelRachel

Major: Accounting
Minor: Finance

Campus involvement: Cross Country/Track and Field teams, Business Ambassador for the business school

Why Oakland University: The exceptional business program, the beautiful campus and athletics.

Why major in business: I chose to major in business because I enjoyed previous business classes in high school and I love the connections that you make with others.
Erin McElreath Business ScholarErin

Major: Marketing

Campus involvement: Business Ambassadors, Business Scholars and Business Transfer Students

Why Oakland University: I decided to attend OU for its academics, transfer student program and campus involvement opportunities.

Why business major: Majoring in business perfectly integrates my passion for analytics and creativity.
Lisa is an OU Business AmbassadorLisa

Major: Management Information Systems

Campus involvement: Association for Information Technology and Business Ambassadors

Why Oakland University: I chose Oakland University because I wanted to stay closer to family and attend one of the best business schools in the state.

Why business major: I chose to major in Business, and more specifically Management Information Systems, because I noticed that I have a driving passion for influencing the world of technology in more ways than one. I am also very analytical, yet creative, so it gives me a great place to be both.

Most interesting aspect of the business program: The most interesting aspect of the business program is the level of student to faculty interaction. We have an amazing hands on faculty that is always available for help when needed.
John Kehoe Business AmbassadorJohn

Major: Accounting
Minor: Business Analytics

Campus involvement: Officer for both OASIS and FMA, Business School Ambassador and member of the Ecology Club

Why Oakland University: I chose Oakland University because of the lovely campus and smaller class sizes.

Most interesting aspect of the business program: The number of programs and student organizations to get involved in.

Why major in business: I believe that it will lead to a satisfying career that will present exciting challenges and rewards.
Stacey is an OU Business AmbassadorStacey

Major: Accounting

Campus involvement: Alpha Sigma Tau and Business Ambassadors

Why Oakland University: I chose Oakland because I wanted the feel of a bigger university, while still on the smaller side. OU has a lot to offer and an awesome accounting program!

Most interesting aspect of the business program: There are so many different majors and student organizations. No matter your interests, you can find something that you will love to do and a club to go along with it.

Why major in business: After I took my first accounting class in high school, I knew it was the path for me.
Stacey is an OU Business AmbassadorMackenzie

Major: Accounting
Minor: Criminal Justice

Campus involvement: Alpha Sigma Tau, Alpha Lambda Delta, Beta Gamma Sigma, Women in Business and Business Ambassadors

Why Oakland University: Most of my family are OU alumni, which helped me lean towards OU. Once I started school, I saw how diverse the campus is and discovered all the great ways to get involved.

Most interesting aspect of the business program: I love how inclusive the business school is! It is so diverse. No two students are the same. We all have different experiences that we bring to the school. Everyone wants to help each other. All the class options create well-rounded students.
Celeste

Major: Pre-Business/Accounting

Campus involvement: Women in Business (WIB), WIB mentorship program, OASIS, Alpha Lambda Delta, Honors College, teaching assistant for HC 1000 and Business Ambassadors

Why Oakland University: I chose Oakland University because it is close to home and it has a good business school.

Most interesting aspect of the business program: The wide variety of services available and the numerous opportunities to get involved.

Why major in business: There are lots of opportunities in business. There is a lot of job security associated with the accounting field specifically.
NathanNathan

Major: Management Information Systems

Campus involvement: Association for Information Systems, American Red Cross Club, Outdoor Adventure Club and Business Ambassadors

Why Oakland University: I chose Oakland because after touring many colleges, Oakland felt like home.

Most interesting aspect of the business program: I found it interesting that many of the pre-core and core classes give you a well-rounded taste of each area of study. This was helpful to me as I was undecided for a long time. In addition to this, there are many business-related events that helped shaped my major decision.

Why major in business: I chose to major in MIS because it is a blend of the business and technology worlds. There is a lot of opportunity with that mix.
Become an Ambassador

Undergraduate business students interested in being a Business Ambassador must apply for the program.

Students selected as Business Ambassadors develop skills in:

  • Leadership
  • Group dynamics
  • Public speaking
  • Presentation development

To qualify for the program you must:

  • Have attended OU in the previous semester
  • Be familiar with Oakland University
  • Be a pre-business or business major
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Commit to at least four volunteer events in both fall AND winter terms which may include nights and weekends, as well as semester trainings

Contact Meaghan Cole for more information: mcwalter@oakland.edu