Working as a "Friend of Pete" was a very rewarding job. I loved getting to know perspective students and be the face the represented OSUIT. My coworkers and boss were all amazing! It was the most friendly environment and the people truly loved their jobs. The most difficult part of the job was dealing with the mass groups from 30-60 guests of middle school aged children. At that young age, most students are not taking their future and college into consideration. They look at the trip to OSUIT as a free pass to skip school and socialize. It was hard to keep their attentions and not become frustrated. I eventually decided that in order to reach out to them, I had to make the tours a little more exciting and ask them lots of questions. The most enjoyable part of the job was at the end of my tours getting the compliment about how detailed and amazing my tour was. A lot of the students I gave tours to would then go on to enroll at OSUIT. It felt great being an influence in a persons decision to better their future.
No healthcare, Compensation was very low