The Ohio State University Alumni Association

Alumni attendance to college fairs is managed through Undergraduate Admissions.

If you receive a request to attend a college fair or wish to find out if there is a college fair open to alumni volunteers in your area, please send it to askabuckeye@osu.edu.

Preparing for a college fair

The following information can help you prepare for volunteering at a college fair. Whether you're preparing for your first college fair or your fiftieth, it's a good idea to become familiar with these general guidelines. They'll help you be prepared to assist prospective students and their parents during your college fair.

  1. Once you've arranged with Undergraduate Admissions to attend a college fair, complete the College Fair Materials Request Form at least three weeks before the event in order for materials to arrive on time.
  2. Please watch the College Fair Training Video and review the following resources:
    • Know the recruiting principles we follow and be familiar with examples of ethical and unethical behavior.
    • Review the links on the recruiter resources page to learn the answers to some questions asked most often at college fairs.
  3. Review the reference materials, supplies and handouts in your college fair box.
  4. Download the Ohio State PowerPoint Presentation to show on your personal iPad or laptop at the college fair. Please do not play any music. Your interactions with prospective students are the most important priority.
  5. Follow up the day after the college fair by completing the College Fair Response Form online and return completed inquiry cards in the envelope provided in your college fair materials.
    • If you have any follow-up items that need immediate attention, contact Julie Fridley fridley.30@osu.edu.

For more information about volunteering to attend a college fair in your area, please email Julie Fridley at fridley.30@osu.edu.