Kate Powers is an English-Writing major with minors in Business and Psychology from Severna Park, Maryland. She is an RA and Editor-in-Chief of Marist’s blog “Fox Tails.” Kate has also been a member of the Marist Ambassadors Club since her sophomore year.
How did you know Marist was right for you?
It was Open House weekend that I finally felt I had found the right school. I had been pretty unenthusiastic about the college search, especially seeing so many schools that didn’t seem to fit what I needed and wanted in a college experience. When I visited Marist for the first time, it felt completely different from all the other schools I had visited. I saw the personality of Marist come alive in the students and faculty. I think my parents could see it in my eyes as we left to head back home – we all knew we had found the one.
How did Marist prepare you for your desired career path?
I’ve been so fortunate to have so many internship opportunities while at Marist. As a rising junior, I interned with a national publishing company based in Maryland as an editorial intern, and that experience was how I knew I wanted to pursue a career in publishing post-graduation. During my senior year, I interned with a small literary agency and also with the Office of Undergraduate Admission’s marketing team as an editorial intern. Getting involved with Marist’s blog as the Editor-in-Chief was such an invaluable experience because it really helped me to sharpen my editing and leadership skills. I don’t think any of this could be possible if it weren’t for the small class sizes and welcoming community at Marist. I was able to get involved very early on because I wasn’t just another name in a class of 200 students – the professors and mentors I worked with cared a lot about my success and my college experience, and I’m so thankful for that.
What’s one of your favorite things about Marist?
The community. Hands down. People just care about each other. Marist helped me find my best friends, my career path, and myself. There’s nothing better than being at Marist and feeling like you’re home, and that is all because of the amazing community of people that make up the Red Fox Family.
Any advice for incoming freshmen?
Show up to class, have fun, be kind, and take lots of pictures.
Written by Emily Belfiore '16
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Academic School: Liberal Arts
Campus: New York