University Ambassadors--Ohio State tour guides--are passionate about Ohio State, articulate, fun and dedicated to recruiting the best and brightest
Buckeyes. We typically like to see students who have had some experiences on and off campus so that they can share their stories with prospective
students and their families.
Lead campus tours for prospective high school students and their families, as well as for other constituencies
Lead campus tours for school group field trips community organizations, and early college outreach groups
Represent the university in other capacities, such as escorting dignitaries and serving on student panels
Assist with administrative work within Undergraduate Admissions
University Ambassadors are different from University Hosts or college-based Ambassador programs.
University Ambassadors primarily give full campus tours to prospective students and guests. They are paid student employees of Undergraduate Admissions.
University Hosts primarily mingle with and welcome prospective students and guests to Ohio State. They interact with families at the start of their admissions visit. They are a volunteer program within Undergraduate Admissions.
College-based Ambassador programs vary in responsibilities. A college may need student ambassadors to serve as hosts, student panelists, desk attendants, building/lab tour guides or other assorted roles within the college.
A student can be a University Ambassador as well as a University Host or college-based Ambassador if they are selected for the applicable programs.
Aside from the lifelong skill of walking backwards, there are countless opportunities to develop as a leader and a professional through the Ambassador program. The following are some skills and experiences you will gain in this role:
Network with other student leaders
Develop lifelong friendships with other Buckeyes
Work with different populations and diverse individuals
Improvise and think on your feet
Practice thinking critically and strategically
Gain more information about the opportunities that Ohio State has to offer
Share your passion for Ohio State with others
Improve public speaking skills
Share your positive personal experiences to leave an impact on future students
Practice project management
Build logistics skills
Travel to other colleges and universities to share tour perspectives in a peer-to-peer format
Get a glimpse into an important aspect of the Higher Education/Student Affairs field
Applying to be an Ambassador
We have two hiring cycles beginning in January; one for summer 2018 and one for autumn 2018. The application for both cycles will be available on January 22, 2018. Learn how to apply.
You must attend one information session in fall 2017 or spring 2018 before you apply for either hiring cycle. If you do not attend an information session, your application will not be considered. The information session gives a realistic preview of the job, our expectations, and tips to help you submit a strong application.
Available information sessions this semester:
Tuesday, September 19, from 6-7 p.m. in the Visits and Events Suite, Ohio Union 3002
Thursday, October 19, from 6-7 p.m. in the Visits and Events Suite, Ohio Union 3002
Wednesday, November 15, from 6-7 p.m. in the Visits and Events Suite, Ohio Union 3002
An RSVP to attend is not required; simply show up. However, seating on most nights is limited to 150 and we cannot exceed our seating capacity. Arrive early to ensure you have a seat or you will have to attend a different session. Please bring your BuckID to ensure your attendance is recorded.