Meet a Host

Name:  Bradley Mobeck brad
Major:
Chemistry Biochemistry                    
Hometown:
Granada Hills, California                                                                 

Favorite part of being an Overnight host?                                                                                     

My favorite part of being an overnight host is that I get to give a perspective student the chance to see what Marist is all about. For  me, I did not necessarily get to take advantage of this opportunity because I was not able to fly over to New York at the time. That is why I want to give to the perspective student something I never was able to have; an opportunity to experience the community Marist can offer. I also enjoy participating in all the fun activities the Overnight Program has to offer. Seeing the excitement the student has while competing in the various games and enjoying their first meal in the dining hall brings me joy because it means that they are truly loving the time they are spending at Marist. Having the opportunity to see the effects the Overnight Program has on the perspective students makes being a host an amazing experience

Favorite part about Marist?

I love the many opportunities that Marist can provide for me. There are so many different activities, clubs, and organizations that are presented for Marist students to take advantage of. As an aspiring dentist, I love that Marist sets me up with the perfect path into applying for dental school. There are also many different resources, such as the math lab or the writing center, that can help if starts to get hard to balance school work and activities. These resources are available for use at times convenient for anyone.


Favorite part of being an Overnight host?  

It is extremely beneficial to participate in the Overnight Program because it allows the student to fully experience Marist with an awesome mentor by their side. I wish I could have participated in the overnight program because it would have helped me make my decision to attend Marist happen much quicker. The program lets students actually feel as if they were a college student. They get to participate in the typical college day which includes spending the night in a dorm, eating in the dining hall, going to class, and hang out with college students. It is so important to have this experience because whatever school you decide to go to, you will be spending about four years there. Four years is a long time and it is essential to know for sure that you feel Marist is the best fit.

 


Name: Stephani Schell steph
Major:
 Fashion Merchandising with a concentration in Fashion Promotion
Minor: 
Public Relations
Hometown: 
Fremont, Ohio

Favorite part of being an Overnight host?
I enjoy being an host because it is an opportunity to help future students see if Marist is the right path for them. I love being able to share how I feel about Marist and what this college has to offer prospective Red Foxes, and to welcome them to the Marist community. The Overnight Program is not only a great chance to bond with everyone, but it's honestly just a lot of fun all around!

Favorite part about Marist?

My favorite part about Marist is truly the people I have met here. The Marist community is really something special, and unlike anything else. Everyone is so friendly and genuine, and the faculty and staff really want to see you succeed, both here at Marist and after you have left. The friends I have made here have impacted my life so much, and I know they will be my friends for life.

Why is it beneficial to participate in the Overnight Program?

When it came to my own college search process, I found the more time I spent on a particular campus, the more I could envision myself being successful there. I took every chance I had to visit schools while classes were in session, so that I could better see myself in the student's shoes. The chance to experience a full day in the life of a Marist student is one I would not pass up. You will get to meet fellow prospective students, current students, as well as current faculty, and ask them any questions you have. I can guarantee that by the end of the Overnight, you will have created lasting relationships and memories, and will have a much better sense of what life as a Red Fox is truly like!


Name:
Joshua Polgrean josh
Major:
 Business Administration: Finance 
Minors: 
Economics and Spanish 
Hometown:
Lagrangeville, NY

Favorite part of being an Overnight host?
My favorite part of being an overnight host is meeting and talking with prospective students of the Red Fox community and putting an ease to any fears that they have and answering any questions about college life. I love being an overnight host. It is such an amazing experience to be a part of because from the first moment you meet your overnight student until the moment you say goodbye and see you soon both the host and the student change. The student is given a different perspective of the campus, something that is hard to find through the internet because this experience is hands on. The student is here and living as a member of our community, an experience that I wish more students looking at coming to Marist would take advantage of because I know it would solidify their choice in coming here!

Favorite part about Marist?

My favorite part about Marist is the endless opportunities to get involved on campus. There are so many different clubs and organizations that if you had an interest or wanted to learn more about something there is definitely a way to explore that further. In addition to clubs there is also a broad array of lectures and public speakers that the several different schools within Marist bring in to talk about various issues that I have really enjoyed attending.

Why is it beneficial to participate in the Overnight Program?

It is extremely beneficial to participate in the Overnight Program because it allows the prospective Red Fox to get first hand experience on the Marist community. It is one thing to read about the college and it is very important to do that because there is so much information about campus life that is crucial in making the right decision. However, it is another thing to visit the campus and experience it for yourself. My hope is that more students interested in attending Marist take advantage of this opportunity because staying the night with a current student and asking any question that comes to your mind is so important. Choosing the right institution to attend for higher education is a stressful task. The overnight program will help you make that decision easier.


 

Name: Alexis Kishimoto lex
Major: Psychology
Minor: Cognitive Science
Hometown: Mililani, Hawaii
 
Favorite part of being an Overnight host?
I really enjoyed being an Overnight host, it’s one of my favorite activities of Ambassadors. Not
only is the dinner served super delicious but the over all energy of the entire afternoon and night
is pretty awesome. The overnight program brings so much camaraderie amongst the
Ambassadors because it’s one of the few times a bunch of the Ambassadors are together in one
room playing games and eating. Being an Overnight host also breaks the monotony of a typical
weekend at Marist by providing a bunch of fresh faces to be surrounded by. Most of the
overnights are very excited to be at Marist and brings back nostalgia of what it was like to be a
senior in high school again. My housemates also enjoy having the overnight because it allows
them to share their knowledge and talk story to a new face. By having an overnight, she allowed
me to remember why I joined Ambassadors in the first place, to share my experiences, give tips
and tricks about Marist and college life in general, and to hear more about other people’s college
process and their take and outlook on it.
 
Favorite part about Marist?
I really like Marist’s location because it’s far away from home, it’s right along the Hudson River
which provides for a beautiful view of the trees (especially during the fall) and the sunrises and
sunsets, and it’s close to the CIA which has really tasty Truffle Fries at the Apple Pie Bakery. I
also love the hills for sledding on campus, especially the hill by the boathouse down by the river.
The walks to class aren’t too bad too since the residence areas are pretty close to the academic
buildings and along the way there’ll be a cute and chubby groundhog to spot. Marist also
provides many opportunities and resources to make the most of our time here in academics,
service, social, and for our future such as the writing center, studying abroad, providing
community service opportunities and a variety of clubs, affordable broadway tickets, and
internship opportunities.

Why is it beneficial to participate in the Overnight Program?
The Overnight Program is the best way to get a taste of Marist and college life in general before
experiencing the real thing. It provides a unique chance to experience the day in a life of a
college student by doing everything a typical student would do while being guided by someone
who can teach you the ropes. Don’t be afraid of the idea of not liking the overnight program,
you should try it anyways because it will allow you to get a better understanding of Marist
through your own eyes and not be as influenced by your parents or a tour guide of you’re
perceiving in the moment, which will allow you to determine if you can picture yourself at
Marist for the next four years of your life.

 

 

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