About

Incoming Freshman and Transfer students to FST

  • FST Peer Mentors will contact incoming freshmen and new transfer students to introduce themselves
  • Your mentor is an FST student and has been in your shoes before. Ask them about classes, professors, where to eat, or anything else
  • FST Peer Mentors will invite you to fun events throughout the year
  • These events will help acquaint you with the Food Science and Technology Department and it’s a great way to meet other students in your major and build lasting friendships
  • You’ll also be able to gain hands-on experience in the pilot plants before your first food science course

Benefits of becoming a FST Peer Mentor

  • Become a FST student undergraduate leader and a ‘go to’ person for special events in the department
  • Strengthen and develop leadership skills while connecting with students, faculty, & external stakeholders throughout the department and CFAES
  • Serve as a resource for new students and share your experience in FST & The Ohio State University
  • Additional scholarship opportunities for participation as a FST Peer Mentor

Questions about the FST Peer Mentor program? Do you want to be more involved as a mentee or Peer Mentor? Contact Julie Townsend.57@osu.edu  or call at 614-292-8897 for additional information.