Peter Zayas

Peter Zayas is a member of Marist's online MPA Class of 2016. He received a B.A. in Philosophy with a minor in Economics from Brooklyn College and is a recently retired Nassau County Police Officer after twenty years in law enforcement. He is currently a volunteer and Treasurer for 52 People For Progress, Inc.

What are your career goals? Continue my education in a Ph.D. program.

Why did you choose to pursue your degree at Marist? 
Marist College's public administration program, their different campus locations, and online or live class options, their experience with continuing education students, their reputation, and their tuition cost.

Tell us about a project or course that was particularly meaningful to your professional development. 
Group projects with diverse students of different backgrounds, careers, and ages; the school's use of different technological learning aids.

What advice would you give to a student considering pursuing their master's degree at Marist? 
Contact the College's Admissions Department because they are very helpful with the application process. Time management is very important to complete the school's workload.

If you took an online class or had online learning as part of a regular course, tell us about your experiences – any tips or suggestions to pass along to future students? 
Purchase a reliable computer and use the iLearn class forum for any questions that a fellow student or the professor can answer.

Please feel free to provide additional comments. 
Marist College has many services that a student can take advantage off. The library and their Writing Center is a must. I have used the Career Services Department for their resume writing, interviewing skills, and federal job applications seminars. Students should take advantage of the beautiful campus when they get a chance.

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Profile Type: Alumni
Major: MPA - Public Administration
Academic School: Management
Campus: Online