By interacting with prospective students and their parents, Student Ambassadors play a crucial role in recruiting future ODU students.
Grad Year: 2016Major: Early Childhood Education with a Generalist Endorsement and Intervention Specialist (Mild-Moderate)
Why I Choose ODU: After having 11 relatives attend Ohio
Dominican, it is fitting that I attend the university. Once I started looking into ODU, I realized why my family loved
the school. There was a spirit about ODU’s campus that was not present on other
campuses. I am proud to say that I am a third generation Panther and Ohio
Dominican is in my blood.
Advice for Incoming Students: Get to know your
community! There are many great opportunities at Ohio Dominican, but you need
to take the step to get involved. You will meet great people and share
Grad Year: 2016Major: Business Administration & Public RelationsHometown: Newark, Ohio
Why I Chose ODU: I chose ODU because it felt like home. Everyone was so nice and welcoming, and the academics are great. I originally came because I loved the science program, but then fell in love with the business program.
Advice for Incoming Students: Incoming freshman should join clubs ASAP! They are a great way to get to know people and boost your resume as well.
Grad Year: 2015Major: Early Childhood Education & Intervention Specialist CertificationHometown: Wheelersburg, Ohio
Why I Chose ODU: I chose ODU because of the small class sizes and the great Education program.
Advice for Incoming Students: Be as involved and active as possible during college.
Grad Year: 2016Major: TheologyHometown: Columbus, Ohio
Grad Year: 2015Major: Middle Childhood EducationHometown: Columbus, Ohio
Why I Chose ODU: I chose ODU because it is a small school that is close to home and I felt welcomed. I graduated from a small high school, so I felt right at home. I love how easy it is for me to get access to resources, like the tutoring services or an advisor to talk to.
Advice for Incoming Students: Take advantage of your resources and get all the help you can. Try to be involved with the campus. Work hard and enjoy your school.
Grad Year: 2016Major: Biology. Minors: Chemistry & Psychology.Hometown: Avon, Ohio
Why I Chose ODU: When I went on my tour and I saw everyone saying "hi" to each other by name, it gave off this family feel. That is what I wanted in a school because, after all, it is your new home for four years! I like knowing a majority of the people on campus and due to its small size you are able to have close relationships with a lot of people, including your professors.
Advice for Incoming Students: Come to college with an open mind. An open mind will allow you to get involved in activities that you have never tried before but may enjoy, and encourage you to accept and form new opinions in and out of classroom life.
Grad Year: 2016Major: Integrated Social Studies EducationHometown: Columbus, Ohio
Why I Chose ODU: I chose ODU because of the small campus within Columbus, the football team and great Education program.
Advice for Incoming Students: Enjoy your time in college! Get involved in something, whether it's sports, intramurals or clubs. Also, connect with your professors well because that could be the difference in them writing you a recommendation letter for grad school or a job.
Grad Year: 2016Major: Public Relations. Minor: Sport Management
Why I Chose ODU: When I was deciding between colleges, I chose ODU because this is the university where I felt the most comfortable.
I like the small campus atmosphere, the suite-style dorm rooms, and all the
activities that ODU always has going on.
Advice for Incoming Students: Get involved in clubs and organizations on campus. You'll meet people and make lifelong friends. Always
embrace having the opportunity to go to college and getting an experience like
this. “The only difference between you now and you five years from now is: the
people you meet, the books you read, and the things you do.”
Grad Year: 2015Major: Exercise ScienceHometown: Pickerington, Ohio
Why I Chose ODU: I chose ODU for the individualized attention both in the classroom as well as on the track. When I visited, the staff and the students were all very nice and down to Earth. The teachers here choose to teach here because they want the communication and personal connections with the students. Their teaching often goes far beyond the classroom.
Advice for Incoming Students: Take advantage of every opportunity you can in college. It is a once in a lifetime experience. Get involved, take risks, study abroad, and make as many connections as possible.
Grad Year: 2015Major: Integrated Language Arts EducationHometown: Galloway, Ohio
Why I Chose ODU: I chose ODU because when I visited campus I had a sudden epiphany of what I wanted to do with my life: Education. I felt that ODU's campus was a direct cause of this insight so I refused to look elsewhere. I knew this university was the one for me.
Advice for Incoming Students: Get involved! Being involved is a great way to meet new people and to grow not only as a student, but as a person.
Grad Year: 2015Major: Public Relations & Marketing Communication. Minors: Business Administration & History.Hometown: Hilliard, Ohio
Why I Chose ODU: I chose ODU because I liked the idea of going to a small school that was close to home. I was also undecided at the time and felt that ODU had a lot to offer when it came to picking a major.
Advice for Incoming Students: Get involved as soon as possible! You meet more people and it's a lot more fun when you keep yourself busy!