Born to Be a Bear
Incoming students who attended virtual orientation this summer will recognize Victoria Kaiser, one of New York Tech’s Long Island orientation leaders. With a friendly face and ripe enthusiasm to support her peers, Kaiser was eager to welcome students on their New York Tech journey. The Box sat down with her to hear more about her experiences as a student leader and her goals for the future.
Why did you choose to study at New York Institute of Technology?
I’ve always loved art and wanted to be an animator, but I’m also very social. The Department of Digital Art and Design at New York Tech is so advanced and the staff is so friendly and welcoming, I knew I was born to be a Bear.
What does being an orientation leader mean to you?
I’ve always loved helping people, so when I got the opportunity to help lead the incoming class I jumped at the chance. I was especially inspired by my sister, who was an orientation leader at her college. When I saw how many people she inspired it made me want to give it a shot.
What, in your opinion, makes New York Tech special?
New York Tech is a very welcoming community, built of students who are there to study, make their dreams come true, and also have fun. With events every common hour, I’ve always been able to destress after a long class and have a good time.
How do you think this leadership role will help prepare you for your future career?
I aspire to be an animator, and the leadership and teamwork I’ve learned as an orientation leader will help me to have a successful career and create good connections with my [future] team.