So you went the involvement fair last week, and all that did was make you super overwhelmed. You wrote down your email countless times, and have more flyers than you could ever feasibly keep track of. You want to join a great student organization, but the thousands of options are making it crazy confusing. And with applications to the Ohio Union Activities Board due this Friday, September 5th, you may be wondering why YOU would be a good fit for the board, and what you can gain from being a part of it. Here is our list of the 10 Best Reasons to Join OUAB.
1.) Provide Extraordinary Student Experiences
OUAB is all about making the Ohio State student experience special and one of a kind. So if you love your school, if you love the programs it provides its students, and if you think this place is like no other, why not give back, and make sure years of students to follow feel the same way?
2.) Make Connections
Each member or OUAB comes from a different background, and represents a diverse list of majors, hobbies, and career paths. Whatever your interests may be, you are sure to find someone who shares them, and can help you with your homework or network for a new job. Plus, along the way, you are likely to meet professionals in various departments in the Union, production companies, and maybe even agencies.
3.) Make OUABesties
As a part of OUAB, you will gain over 100 great new friends. It’s easy to bond while popping popcorn for Flicks for Free, or manning a giant ball pit.
4.) Represent the Student Body
Do you have an idea for an event that you are dying to bring to campus? As a part of OUAB, you can be that pulse of the student body, making sure that your peers get exactly what they wanna see, hear, and experience.
5.) Hang out with OUABear
I mean, honestly, who wouldn’t want to chill with this cutie?
6.) Join a Tradition
OUAB has long been an established and premiere organization on campus, serving generations of Buckeyes, and providing them with the events they most look forward to every year, such as Welcome Week Concert, Movie on the Oval, countless speakers, as well as many others.
7.) Get Creative
As a programming board, there is plenty of room for creativity here. We are always trying to come up with fresh ideas, and out-of-the-box events that will shock and thrill campus are highly encouraged. So get those brain juices moving and flex those creative muscles, whether you handling logistics, marketing, hospitality… or any position really!
8.) Take the Lead
There are ample opportunities in OUAB to step up to the plate and knock out some quality leadership experiences. Whether you are heading up a major project, dealing with large agencies, or representing Ohio State at a national conference, you’ll never be stuck in the back seat.
9.) Be Surprised
You never know what is going to happen when it comes to OUAB! One minute you may be running to get coffee for an act, and the next ice skating on the Union Plaza. And a second later, you could be manning a huge hot air balloon! The only thing you can be certain of is that you will be a part of creating exciting and memorable events, and having a blast along the way.
10.) HAVE FUN!
It’s in our mission statement, and trust us, we have a lot of it!
There’s truly no wrong reason to apply for OUAB, so what are you waiting for? The applications can be found here: http://ouab.osu.edu/join_ouab. Good Luck!