The Ohio State University at Marion


Buckeye Ambassadors

Buckeye Ambassadors at the Marion Campus are often one of the first contacts prospective students and families have when they visit Ohio State Marion. Our Buckeye Ambassadors welcome new students and their guests, provide insightful connections and represent Ohio State Marion at various recruitment events. Our Buckeye Ambassadors are a friendly, high-achieving group of student leaders who are excited about the opportunities that Ohio State Marion has to offer.


Meet our current Buckeye Ambassadors

Name: Caroline Anderson
Year: Junior
Major: Social Work
Hometown: Delaware, Ohio
One piece of advice for incoming students: Get involved around campus, make the most of it.


Name: Jenna Basinger
Year: Junior
Major: Early Childhood Education
Hometown: Jamestown, Ohio
One piece of advice for incoming students: Find a balance between school and social life.


Name: Megan Drake
Year: Junior
Major: Early Childhood Education
Hometown: Marion, Ohio
One piece of advice for incoming students: Make good friends who are a positive influence and lift each other up!


Name: Molly Fendru
Year: Sophomore
Major: Pharmaceutical Sciences
Hometown: Columbus, Ohio
One piece of advice for incoming students: Take your time!


Name: Destiny Hill
Year: Junior
Major: Biology
Hometown: Cleveland, Ohio
One piece of advice for incoming students: No question is a dumb question. Use your professor's office hours. Raise your hand in class. Ask students for help. Email concerns to staff/faculty.


Name: Katie Jackson
Year: Freshman
Major: Public Policy Analysis
Hometown: Genoa, Ohio
One piece of advice for incoming students: Don't be afraid to talk to others.


Name: Karlie Marlatt
Year: Freshman
Major: Crimonology
Hometown: Marysville, Ohio
One piece of advice for incoming students: Be confident in yourself, everybody else is going to be nervous too.


Name: Anna Moreau
Year: Freshman
Major: Speech & Hearing Sciences
Hometown: Powell, Ohio
One piece of advice for incoming students: Talk to people, don't just sit alone in the back.


Name: Ali Mroczkowski
Year: Sophomore
Major: Pyschology
Hometown: Marysville, Ohio
One piece of advice for incoming students: Get involved!


Name: Ada Nichols
Year: Freshman
Major: Business
Hometown: Columbus, Ohio
One piece of advice for incoming students: Study!


Name: Lexie Oates
Year: Freshman
Major: History
Hometown: Mt. Victory
One piece of advice for incoming students: Make sure you fill out forms completely.


Name: Bailee Patton
Year: Junior
Major: Atmospherical Sciences
Hometown: West Jefferson, Ohio
One piece of advice for incoming students: Relax and have fun too. If you need to de-stress, go and do it. Hang with friends, get ice cream, and basically have a good time.


Name: Hari Pothamsetty
Year: Freshman
Major: Neuroscience
Hometown: Lewis Center, Ohio
One piece of advice for incoming students: Make sure you follow directions closely.


Name: Trent Ramsey
Year: Senior
Major: Integrated Language Arts Education
Hometown: Marion, Ohio
One piece of advice for incoming students: Be organized and get into a routine!


Name: Ai'layshia Randle-Williams
Year: Freshman
Major: Social Work
Hometown: Marion, Ohio
One piece of advice for incoming students: If you need help, ask!


Name: Jade Ritzert
Year: Junior
Major: Biology
Hometown: Hudson, Ohio
One piece of advice for incoming students: Time management.


Name: Bayli Sanders
Year: Junior
Major: Early Childhood Education
Hometown: Bryan, Ohio
One piece of advice for incoming students: Don't be scared to jump into something new, make the most of your college experience by breaking out of your shell and enjoying what your campus has to offer.


Name: Camden Sullivan
Year: Freshman
Major: Electrical Engineering
Hometown: Ashley, Ohio
One piece of advice for incoming students: Keep your head up, work hard, and stay confident.


Name: Heather Walsh
Year: Freshman
Major: Social Work & Pyschology
Hometown: Bucyrus, Ohio
One piece of advice for incoming students: Get involved.


Name: Olivia Weatherly
Year: Freshman
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Hometown: Sandusky, Ohio
One piece of advice for incoming students: Make sure to get involved and make the most of it.


Interested in becoming an ambassador? We are always looking for enthusiastic students to join our team.

Benefits:

  • This is a paid on campus position. Ambassadors will average between 2-10 hours per week, depending on availability.
  • Schedules are flexible. Ambassadors will be encouraged to attend larger group events as well as individual tour requests as we get them.
  • Opportunity to become more connected to camps and network with Ohio State staff and the community.
  • Gain experience in the workplace, develop leadership skills and build your resume!
  • Improve public speaking and communication skills.
Here’s how to apply:
There are two steps to the application process.
  1. Apply for the position at: https://intraweb.marion.ohio-state.edu/a2/main.php
  2. Then submit a statement on why you want to be a Buckeye Ambassador or a 3-5 minute video on why you want to become an ambassador to Holly Jacobson at Jacobson.125@osu.edu. Get creative and have fun!
  3. Applications are reviewed on an ongoing basis and will not be considered complete without both components (application and essay or video).

Qualified applicants must:

  • Maintain at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA.
  • Have energy and enthusiasm for working with incoming students and families.
  • Possess strong communication skills in individual and larger group settings.
  • Be flexible and dependable. Time management skills are very important to this position.
  • Be willing to take on challenges and to learn.


Responsibilities:

  • Provide campus tours to visitors.
  • Provide a student’s perspective to families and tour groups about Ohio State Marion. This includes campus life, academics and physical facilities.
  • Serve on student panels for various groups around campus.
  • Assist enrollment services staff during recruitment events, which may include occasional evening hours.
  • Assist with outreach as needed.
  • Attend required team meetings with Buckeye Ambassador Groups
  • Complete required training sessions and use established communication methods.
  • Have fun!

For more information or questions, please contact Holly Jacobson at Jacobson.125@osu.edu.