Brittany Aiello

 Brittany Aiello - Admissions Counselor    Brittany Aiello
   Admissions Counselor
Recruitment Territory: New York City

What is one of your favorite things about SUNY Cobleskill? 

I think what sets SUNY Cobleskill apart from many other colleges/universities is that students are getting hands on experience during their first year of attendance. By being exposed to the practical application of what they are studying, students are able to decipher, early on, if the tracks they have chosen are really right for them. I think this is one of my favorite aspects of SUNY Cobleskill because in many situations internships and practicums do not take place until junior or senior years.  By this time, students have invested a good amount of money and time to come to the realization that maybe they do not want to continue on the track they have been pursing for the past two or three years.  At SUNY Cobleskill, a student can change his/her track within the first year if he/she decides it is not the best fit.


What did you like best about your own college experience? 

I would have to say the first thing that comes to mind when thinking about my college experience is the people I met.  I have made a lot of friends that I am still in contact with today.  I met these people through living on campus, participating in sports, and working in research labs.  I very much enjoyed my fields of study (psychology during my undergraduate work, and school counseling/education for my master’s work), but my most memorable times seem to be with all the different people I was able to meet along the way.


What advice would you give prospective students about choosing a college? 

Definitely go visit and take a tour!  There are so many variables to consider when choosing a college (Do you want a big/small college? Do you want to play sports? Do you want to live close/far from home? Do you want to pay instate/out-of-state tuition? Are there scholarships available?  Do the professors interests link to mine?..etc.), but once you have these variables dissected, the college visits will give you a feel for the community and environment of the college.


What is an interesting hobby or special talent you have? 

I am not sure that it is interesting, but I enjoy staying healthy through fitness and nutrition (sometimes more through fitness)!  I have played sports my whole life, and was an NCAA Division I Rower in college.  Going through graduate school, I needed something to counter the stress, so I again turned to fitness. I trained for 4 different marathons during that time.  Recently I have been more into lifting and Crossfit.  I really like new goals, and new challenges which sports and fitness has been able to provide.