5 Reasons Why Marist College Changed My Life
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5 Reasons Why Marist College Changed My Life

Not only did Marist show me new opportunities and friends, but it was also just a great place to study and gain knowledge from!

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5 Reasons Why Marist College Changed My Life
Dylan Couch

I was a transfer student from a small school in Boston. The new school I chose was Marist College in Poughkeepsie, NY. I was not sure what to expect at my new college. However, I was sure that I made the right decision. I met great friends and better staffing at this school. Marist changed my life for the better and I really want to share exactly why! Here are five reasons why Marist College changed my life:

1. New Friends

The first good friend that I met at Marist was my RA. She helped me with so many things along the way while I was at Marist and I was very grateful to have met someone so helpful to me. I met so many people at Marist that were so nice and helpful. I made so many great memories with my friends and it made me feel very wholesome!

2. The Opportunities 

I was able to work in outreach programs through Marist and it was rewarding to see that I was helping people. I was also able to work in an internship program through my major where I worked with children. I was also able to meet some great people through all of these opportunities. My favorite opportunity while working with outreach was being able to help a student at an after school program. I was able to help him with his homework and other things.

3. Discovering My Major

Finding my major was also very rewarding! I finally decided that I wanted to become a religion major. My end goal with this career is to become a religion teacher at Catholic schools. This major educated me on many different religions but it also educated me on my own religion and faith.

4. The Staffing/Professors

I also had the pleasure of getting to work with some great staff and professors. Since my major was Religion, I was able to work closely with the Marist Brothers. They were all very helpful and I felt honored to work with them.

5. The Environment

Not only did Marist show me new opportunities and friends, but it was also just a great place to study and gain knowledge from! I'm very honored to be a Marist graduate of 2020.

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