There’s no way we could run our office without the help of our fabulous student workers. There’s also no way we’d enjoy coming to work as much as we do if we didn’t get to hang out with them all day long. We love our student workers, and so will you. So get to know them!
Name: Elizabeth Ivey
Minor: Biochemistry, Environmental Studies
Hometown: Elizabethtown, KY — Central Hardin High School
How long have you been working for Bellarmine Admissions? This is my second year being involved in the Hall Host Program. This year, I took on more of a leadership position, taking the role of Co-Student Director.
What all do you do in Admissions? With the Hall Host Program, I work desk several hours a week in Admissions, give weekly tours, and host prospective students six times a semester. On top of that, I design all the schedules for our prospective “OverKnights” and make sure their time on campus is the best experience possible.
What do you like about working in Bellarmine Admissions? All the counselors in Admissions create such an awesome atmosphere to be in, and the other Hall Hosts just add to the fun. Admissions really made our whole Hall Host team come together and now we do almost everything together. The best thing probably, though, is the candy the counselors have sitting it their offices…
Why did you choose Bellarmine? My whole life I was set on a larger state school, and I set up a day to shadow there. I went in and was overwhelmed with the amount of students in each class and the lack of connection between peers and professors. The next week, I went on a tour at Bellarmine and the moment I took the tour, I fell in love. I was so happy being in the Louisville setting but having all of the benefits of a private school. The professor I met with the day of my tour would remain my advisor the rest of my time at Bellarmine, and I thought that early connection was key into gaining all the information I would need about my time at Bellarmine and at Dental School. The main thing that really stood out to me, though, was the fact that on my tour, my tour guide knew over half of the people she passed on campus. I’m not really one to go out and meet a whole bunch of people, so the fact that there was such a sense of community made me feel really comfortable about the transition into a college where I hardly knew anyone. The campus, the professors, the classes, the connections, and the atmosphere around Bellarmine all amazed me and left me with no doubts in my mind that Bellarmine was the only school for me.
Outside of Admissions, how else are you involved at Bellarmine? I am on the Leadership Team of the Ambassador Program so I am heavily involved in that this year. I also do work study on campus for the Respiratory Therapy and Exercise Science department.
What has been your favorite BU memory so far? This one’s hard… I don’t know if I can single out just one but I always have a great time with my suitemates during the year… especially when they pranked us and turned all of our furniture upside down…
Name 3 things on your Bellarmine Bucket List to do before you graduate. 1) A few us Hall Hosts are all going skydiving soon… just have to set the date! 2) Get my face on one of Bellarmine’s posters around campus. 3) Get a group to go to Derby.
What is your favorite thing about Bellarmine? I love the community atmosphere Bellarmine has… and you find that the people that are involved in one club are the ones involved in a lot of other organizations. You can really meet a lot of people this way and form unforgettable connections.
Why would you recommend Bellarmine? There is a place for everyone here at Bellarmine… whether you are a sports player, involved in student activities, or an extreme science nerd (like myself). I love Bellarmine and would have missed out on so many friendships and academic opportunities if I had gone anywhere else!
What’s your one complaint about Bellarmine? It’s so close to so many ice cream places… studying is very frequently interrupted by Graeter’s and Homemade Ice Cream and Pie Kitchen runs!