ODU Student Ambassadors are campus leaders and their job is among the most important on campus. By leading campus tours for prospective students and parents, Student Ambassadors directly impact and shape the future of the university.
The impression this makes on a prospective student could be one of the most influential and strongest memories of their ODU experience. Student Ambassadors also help the Admissions Office run smoothly.
Campus ToursTaking prospective students on tour is the most visible aspect of the job, and can be a very influential factor in a prospective student’s decision to attend ODU.
Student Ambassadors must be able to tell stories, answer questions and relay pertinent information to prospective students and their families about all facets of the ODU experience. This also requires an ability to convey important marketing and public relations points. Training is provided.
Office WorkIn-office work is plentiful and students who are not guiding tours are expected to assist with office tasks (filing, mailings, organizing, etc.) during their weekly office hours. Throughout the year, office work may be the main activity for a tour guide.
Other DutiesParticipation in Panther Days is also required. Most of these programs occur on Saturday mornings. Ambassadors are scheduled to work in the office a few Saturday mornings from 9 a.m. – noon.) each semester.
Initial Ambassador training consists of a “walkthrough” (shadowing two current tour guides), giving a test tour to a supervisor, and giving a final practice tour to an Admissions Counselor.
More training may be required at the discretion of the Admissions Staff.
Print out and complete the application, then return with your schedule to the Office of Admission in the Griff.