2/20: From Undergrad to Grad: A Different Perspective from The Marist Poll

February 20, 2013 by  
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Mike Conte has a unique insight into The Marist Poll.  As an undergraduate, the now 23-year-old Conte had a successful tenure at The Marist Poll.  And, while he received his bachelor’s degree in business marketing from Marist College last spring, Conte is back at the Institute, working as a graduate assistant while he pursues his MBA. Michael Conte As a high school student, the Connecticut native always envisioned himself sitting in a corner office in a large skyscraper someday.  But, he never thought he would become a political enthusiast.  While Conte acknowledges a mild interest in politics... 

5/20: A Farewell to One of MIPO’s Shining Stars

May 20, 2010 by  
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Nick Mayr shouldn’t be graduating this spring. Nick Mayr No.  Mayr, 21, has not fallen prey to an ailing academic record in need of life support.  Rather, Mayr’s drive and determination have led him to complete his undergraduate studies in three years time.  And, it’s that perseverance which has contributed to Mayr’s selection as The Marist Poll’s featured student. Like many of MIPO’s supervisors and interviewers, Mayr began his polling “career” by signing up at Marist’s job fair his freshman year.  Although he was familiar with the poll, he didn’t know just... 

Introducing Pebbles and Pundits’ Theme Song

February 19, 2010 by  
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The theme song for The Marist Poll’s website was composed by Joseph Mager, a Marist College student enrolled in the Fall 2009 unit of Political Communication and Politics.  Joe wrote and performed Pebbles and Pundits theme song as a creative project pertaining to his coursework. Check out our theme song and get to know its composer below. An Interview with Joe Mager, Student Composer of Pebbles and Pundits’ Theme Song Name: Joseph Mager Age: 20 years old Year of Study: Junior From where did the idea for the Marist Poll theme song come? I would have to say a culmination of my passion... 

Bittersweet Farewell…Sending Off One of Our Own

May 21, 2009 by  
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It was a brief introduction to what would become a huge part of Liz Zieniewicz’s college experience.  As an incoming Marist College freshman, Zieniewicz received a letter in the mail advertising employment opportunities at The Marist Poll. Liz Zieniewicz That was four years ago — a lifetime in the world of a college student.  But, for Zieniewicz, it feels like it all happened in a flash marked by wonderful memories of her time at The Marist Poll. Looking back, the 21-year old graduating senior recalls that she desired an on campus job but wasn’t quite sure The Marist Poll was... 

An Unlikely Pollster Turned Most Valuable Pollster

March 27, 2009 by  
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Polling was probably the last thing on Mary Baker’s mind when she transferred to Marist College her Sophomore year.  In fact, her interest in the The Marist Poll grew out of necessity.  She needed an on-campus job.  But, it was only a matter of time before Baker became hooked. “Speaking with a lot of the respondents made me feel I was a part of the polling process.  I felt a stronger connection…to politics in general,” says Baker. However, the 21-year old Senior wasn’t satisfied with being an interviewer.  She felt she could do more for The Marist Poll and pursued...