School of Business Administration
Elliott Hall, Room 427
275 Varner Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4485

Business Ambassadors

Business Ambassadors

Oakland Business Ambassadors are a dedicated team of student leaders who represent the OU b-school across campus. You can find Business Ambassadors at recruiting, orientation, alumni, career and business leader events. Ambassadors also serve as a resource for other business students, as well as prospective students and their families. The 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.

Headshot of Kristiana BozinovskiKristiana Bozinovski

Major: Management Information Systems
Hometown: Clinton Township, MI

Why OU: I chose Oakland University because it simply felt like home, I instantly felt connected to the culture and the atmosphere.

Campus involvement: Aside from the Business Ambassadors, I am also involved with the Association for Information Systems as the President.
Headshot of Saskia CharlesSaskia Charles

Major: Marketing
Hometown: Bloomfield Hills, MI

Why I chose my major: When I was a kid, I used to make Powerpoint presentations all the time for my parents to sell them my ideas. As I grew older, I pursued brand ambassador programs and internships in the business field.

Campus involvement: I am an active member of Gamma Phi Beta.

Future plans: I see myself either in a marketing position for a social media company or working in a social media marketing position for a larger company or a startup.

Leaders who inspire me: Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, and Brian Chesky.

Headshot of Cassie HarmsCassie Harms

Major: Accounting
Hometown: St. Clair, MI

Favorite part of business program: Students have so many opportunities outside the classroom to explore their field: student orgs, events, meet and greets with employers.

Favorite class: WRT 382. I learned how to create an eye-catching resume, work in a group setting and engage in the business world.

Minor: Music. I came to OU to study Music Education. After realizing that wasn’t the right path, I changed my major to Accounting.
Headshot of Asia StewartAsia Stewart

Major: Accounting
Hometown: Newport, Michigan

Why OU: I received a scholarship. I absolutely love Oakland University and could not be happier.

Favorite part of business program: The faculty. They are always there to answer any questions you may have.

Most significant lesson: I enjoy Accounting. I discovered the field is a better fit for me than my original major.

Dream job: Run a dog rescue for senior and disabled dogs.

Headshot of Maham SyedMaham Syed

Major: Pre-Business Administration
International Student

Why OU: My aunt recommended it. It is the perfect selection. I love the engaging community, the people and the offices to help international students have a smooth transition.

Campus Involvement: Second Year Ambassador, Society of Human Resources Management, Muslim Students Association and Active Minds.

Future plans: To be a successful human resources manager.
Headshot of Marcelle WallaceMarcelle Wallace

Major: Marketing
Hometown: Rochester Hills, MI

Why OU: I wanted to stay close to home. Oakland is a school that is constantly growing and I wanted to be part of it.

Favorite part of the business program: The constant support and encouragement. I feel like I know most of the people in the School of Business. They are all willing to meet and study or tutor one and other.

My dream job: CEO of my own marketing firm.

Leaders who inspire me: Oprah Winfrey.
Become an Ambassador

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

To qualify for the program you must:

  • 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 two to three events each semester which includes nights and weekends, on and off campus
  • Have attended OU in the previous semester

Students selected as Business Ambassadors develop skills in:

  • Leadership
  • Group dynamics
  • Public speaking
  • Presentation development

The application to be a Business Ambassador will be available in February. Selections made in April.

Contact Bani Bordoloi for more information: