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Meet the Ambassador: Sara Petrie

Monday, October 29 2018 06:45pm

Sara Petrie shares her academic journey and experience at OHIO

By Meghan Morris

Name: Sara Petrie

Major(s): Business Analytics; Management Information Systems

Class year: 2019

Hometown: Garrettsville, Ohio

Our 2018-19 College of Business Ambassadors share stories about how the college has supportedthem throughout their academic journey. This week, we connected with Sara Petrie, a second-year ambassador.

As a junior in high school, Sara Petrie visited Ohio University to explore math and science careers at STEM Day.

“I listened to an overPetrieview of the management information systems (MIS) major and realized it was the only major that has ever struck my interest,” she said. “After graduation, I’ll be working at The J.M. Smucker Company as an analyst in their Information Services department.”

Petrie enjoys sharing her experience as a Business Bobcat so she decided to become a student ambassador. There’s no better way for a prospective student to learn what it’s like to attend the College of Business, she said.

“Coming in as a freshman I would have never guessed that I would be where I am today, nor could I image the countless opportunities the COB offers,” Petrie said.

Her best memory was building a relationship with a high school student who was very eager to be a Business Bobcat: “I was at an OHIO Up-Close lunch sitting with a family from North Carolina. Right off the bat, the prospective student and I clicked and talked non-stop the entire lunch. She was asking me so many questions and I could tell how excited she was to be a Bobcat. A few hours after the lunch, she emailed me thanking me for my help, followed by a couple more questions. Since then, we stay in contact and talk every couple weeks. I am excited for her to get to campus and to hear about her experience as a new Business Bobcat!”

She said freshman need to make sure they don’t miss their chance to get involved around campus.

“Whether that's a business student organization, Greek life, intramural sports, or student government - step out of your comfort zone and join a group,” she said. “You will be surprised at how quickly you will grow and the amount of amazing people you will meet through extracurricular activities.”

Below, Sara Petrie answers a few questions relating to her experiences on campus:

 What extracurricular activities do you participate in?

I am in the College of Business Honors Program and I am on the executive board of Alpha Kappa Psi Professional Business Fraternity functioning as the Pledge Educator. I work as a student assistant at Alden Library and am a teaching assistant for a predictive analytics course.

What is one fun fact about you?

I have a birthmark in the shape of a 7 on my left knee and 7 just so happens to be my favorite number!

What’s your favorite spot on campus to study?

Donkey Coffee (off-campus) or 5th floor of Baker

College of Business Student Ambassadors are a select group of business majors who have been chosen to represent the college with prospective students and their families. Throughout the year, ambassadors share their experience with individuals through daily visits and Undergraduate Admissions visitor programs. For questions about the program or to reach a specific ambassador, email cobSA@ohio.edu.