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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.

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, MayMay

Major: Marketing 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: Operations Management
Minor: Management Information Systems

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.

Major: Pre-business

Motivation: Studying business allows Kayla to turn her passions into a professional career.

“I chose to major in business because I am interested in math and the financial aspect of businesses.”

More: Kayla also stays connected on campus through the Growing Grizzlies.

“I really like the campus and the people.”
Business Ambassador Zane, white male, dark hair, wearing white suite and blue striped tie smiling at camera for professional headshot.Zane

Major: Pre-business

Motivation: Zane values the opportunities to grow through Oakland University’s “interconnected” student organizations.

“I chose Oakland because of its strong cybersecurity program and for the many awesome academic opportunities at Oakland.”

More: Zane also finds support with other students who share his studies as a member of the Association for Information Society.

“I chose my major because of how interesting it is to me, and the many opportunities there are in the field.”


Major: Accounting
Minor: Dance

Why did you choose Oakland University? I chose Oakland University because of all of the academic opportunities it offered, the location, and having family members who are Oakland alumni.

What activities/organizations are you involved with on campus? Oakland University Athletics Dance Team, Business Ambassadors, D.A.N.C.E.R.S, and OASIS

Major: General Management
Minor: Human Resource Management

Have you had any internships - if yes what was the most important lesson from that experience? I have my first internship this summer at American Axle Manufacturing- Headquarters Location in Detroit. The most important lesson I have learned from them is to build your network with people that have similar interests.

What is the most interesting aspect of the business program? Meeting a ton of amazing people and being able to network.
Become an Ambassador

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

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