Lizzy Peper is a Communications major with a concentration in Public Relations, with minors in Spanish, Studio Art, and Psychology from Lutherville, Maryland. She is a member of the Cross Country and Track teams, Dance Ensemble, and PRSSA. Lizzy also serves as the President of the Class of 2016 and is a Co-Campus Correspondent for Her Campus.
How did you know Marist was right for you?
I fell in love with Marist on my first visit and did not want to leave once I got on campus. I was able to meet with communication professors, student ambassadors, and the Cross Country Coach and I felt as though I could really find my place here. Marist went from a random school my Mom found online to my number one college choice. I still have to explain where I go to school to most people from home, but it is so worth it!
How did Marist prepare you for your desired career path?
I think the professors at Marist are great about incorporating practical projects and applications into the coursework of their classes. A lot of the upper-level classes I have taken within the Communication Department involve group projects that reflect what we will be doing as public relations professionals in the future. It’s so helpful to have as practical experience and it also helps to build our portfolio for us to highlight during job interviews.
How has being on the Cross Country/Track team impacted your time at Marist?
My involvement here has greatly impacted my entire four-year experience. Most importantly, being on the cross country and track teams have allowed me to find my best friends while working hard every day for something that I love. As an athlete, I haven’t had the most normal college experience but I wouldn’t trade the time I get to spend with my amazing team for anything. I am honored that I have had the opportunity to represent Marist every time I put on my uniform.
Any advice for incoming freshmen?
Develop your passions! Whether that be by joining a club, finding a group of friends that shares your interests or exploring on your own, use the resources at Marist to really immerse yourself in what makes you happy. College is the time to put yourself first and discover what makes you feel your best.
Also, pro tip: don’t burn your popcorn. :-)
Written by Emily Belfiore '16
Profile Tags:Profile Type: Alumni
Academic School: Communication and the Arts
Campus: New York