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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.
Business Ambassador, Robert Robert

Major: Accounting

Campus involvement: Business Transfer President, SOPE Ambassador, Business Scholar, Business Ambassador, School of Business Student Assembly Representative

Why Oakland University: Most people will say I chose Oakland for Chick-Fil-A. The actual reason is challenge. I wanted a school that would constantly challenge me and engage me in and out of the classroom. Oakland University gave me a sense of pride and hope. As I got involved, I discovered new talents within myself and as I sit in lectures with wonderful faculty my sense of the surrounding business world is constantly growing. And, yes, maybe small fraction of me wanted Chick-Fil-A everyday until I graduate.

Why major in business: I chose business because, quite simply put, it clicked. Negotiating, team building, collaboration, critical thinking, analytics are all factors as to why I chose to major in business. I have big visions for what direction I can see things going economically, politically and how that dynamic can alter the business field around us rapidly. I have a good sense of situational awareness for this area and with every class I take I find it easier than the last.
Isabelle WinarskiIzzy

Major: Accounting
Minor: Dance

Campus involvement: Business Honors Program, Business Ambassadors, Honors College, DANCERS

Why Oakland University: I chose OU because the experience I will get here. The Business Honors Program also played a big role.

Most interesting aspect of the business program: There are plenty of organizations and so many events every month plus many opportunities to talk with members of the workforce.
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.
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: