Maxwell Hamberger

Admissions Counselor responsibilities include visiting high schools, attending college fairs and meeting with prospective students and families on campus.
Please note: These meetings are intended for prospective students. They do not replace Orientation sessions for Freshman or Transfer students. Please explore our Orientation website for more info.


Buffalo, New York

Alma Mater & Major:

Undergraduate: Montana State University - Film & Photography

Favorite thing to do in Bozeman:

Definitely taking advantage of the beautiful natural playground around us! I'm always up for a drive up into Hyalite Canyon - if you have time while you're in town, check out this beautiful space only 20 minutes from campus!

Best college memory:

Without a doubt, the opportunities my classmates and I had in our film studio were some of the best times we had. From short films in our first year, to our capstone projects, we had a lot of fun in there, and having access to such advanced equipment so early was great! Even if it was sometimes at 2:00am scrambling to meet a project deadline.

Words of wisdom:

When you're well into the college search process, a lot of things start to run together in your mind - including the info on the schools themselves! The hardest thing for a school to convey to an interested student is what a "slice of life" on campus is like. Can you see yourself living, growing, and making new friends there? Does it feel right to you? That's why I encourage you to plan a campus visit to any school that you're considering seriously. I didn't get the chance to visit MSU before I started here as a student. Ultimately, it turned out to be an absolutely wonderful fit for me, but if you have the opportunity to visit a school, don't pass it up (even if it's in your own backyard)!


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