Afternoon with Pete, OSU Institute of Technology’s annual spring recruitment event welcomed nearly 200 students to tour the campus and prepare for college.
Originally designed to accompany the national push for financial aid awareness, the event previously focused solely on financial aid workshops. Now, the current format encompasses much more for prospective students.
Afternoon with Pete has grown into a collaborative effort throughout OSUIT. It allows college-bound students and their guests to take part in program activities, campus and program tours, enrollment workshops and of course, an opportunity to take a photo with OSU mascot, Pistol Pete.
“It was really cool to see prospective students come on our campus to meet with faculty and staff and get familiar with the culture of OSUIT together!” said Joshua Childs, assistant director of Prospective Student Services.
This unique weekend event allows students and guests to participate without missing a day of work or school to attend.
Prospective students and their guests took part in program visits with faculty and staff to learn more about their program of interest and tour the lab spaces.
Representatives from Admissions and Residential Life were also available to meet with students and guests to answer questions or help start or finish the enrollment process. Financial Aid representatives were on hand providing workshops every 30 minutes for help submitting FASFA documents and answering questions regarding tuition assistance, financial aid and awareness.
Afternoon with Pete has been held each spring for over a decade, apart from last year due to pandemic protocols.
“This is our first Afternoon with Pete since 2020. Despite the ongoing challenges of the pandemic, we had a great turnout and look forward to what next year has to offer,” said Childs.
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