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Gus McGiver

Admissions Counselor


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Recruitment Territory: Hudson Valley and New Jersey

Rensselaer, Columbia, Greene, Delaware, Ulster, Sullivan, Orange, Dutchess, Putnam, and Westchester Counties and New Jersey

What is one of your favorite things about SUNY Cobleskill? 

The hands-on learning experience is the best part. There are outdoor laboratories, career-focused internship opportunities, and more unique facilities than can be counted. Real life, Real Learning!


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

Don’t be afraid to ask questions! The college search can be overwhelming, and what determines a successful student above all else is how comfortable you feel living where you learn. Visit different campuses - eat their food, talk to their students, and ask yourself if you could imagine yourself there. The perfect “fit” for you, may not be the same for someone else.


What is an interesting hobby or special talent you have?

I’m obsessed with all things strength training/Olympic weightlifting related. I like to read the latest sports medical journals in my free time and I’ve spent an embarrassing amount of money on new equipment. I have a two year goal of hitting a 500lb squat!


What did you like best about your college experience? 

My favorite thing about college was the freedom it provided. I had the opportunity to study what interested me, I was able to meet other students with similar goals, and I was exposed to new ideas that I otherwise would not have encountered.