The Ohio State University at Newark

Buckeye Guides

Will it be you to represent your university?

The Ohio State University at Newark Buckeye Guide Program is a group of outstanding student leaders who are selected to represent the university in many capacities which include but are not limited to; leading campus tours for prospective students and their families, assisting with the Buckeye Visit Day program, serving on a student panel, calling and emailing prospective students through telecounseling, and administrative duties as needed.

These paid student positions are offered through The Ohio State University Office of Admissions.


  • Currently enrolled as an Ohio State Newark student with a 2.0 GPA.
  • Attached class schedule with completed application. Students can apply first semester.


  • Paid, on-campus student employment with an average of five flexible hours.
  • Opportunities for campus exposure.
  • Development of workplace experiences, self-esteem, leadership skills and professional resume.
  • Unparalleled experience in public relations meeting people, public speaking, representing the university.
  • Opportunity to work with and learn from Ohio State staff.


  • Passion for Ohio State Newark
  • Effective communication skills
  • A strong understanding of confidentiality
  • Energy and enthusiasm
  • Dedication and flexibility
  • A willingness to learn


  • Give campus tours to college visitors.
  • Inform prospective students and parents interested in Ohio State Newark about all facets of campus life, academic programs, faculty, staff and students, physical facilities, social opportunities and student services."
  • Demonstrate sincerity, enthusiasm, credibility, and helpfulness.
  • Participate in occasional photo shoots or videos for promotional materials for Ohio State Newark.
  • Assist admissions staff during recruitment events, call/email prospective students during evening hours, enter student information into database systems and participate in student panels during Buckeye Visit Days.
  • Eat, mingle and have fun (e.g. attend The Ohio State University at Newark admissions events!)

Buckeye Guides will complete a training session and give mock tours before being certified and issued a Buckeye Guide shirt.