Mark Hoye ’22, an Economics and Information Systems double major from Fairhaven, NJ, is all about learning new things and pushing himself to do his best. “The more things that you can try, the more you’ll learn about the world and yourself,” he says.
He points to his combination of studies as a perfect example. “I love problem solving and I love working with data,” he notes. “Mixing Economics and Information Systems allows me to do both.” Through his Bryant coursework, he’s able to look at the real facts behind global issues and figure out innovative and effective ways to solve them.
"Giving people the platform to show off what they can do is really rewarding for me,” he says. “It gives everyone a chance to show what they are made of.”
In one of his favorite courses, Econometrics, Mark learned how to use statistics to test economic theories and derive important insights. “It aligns perfectly with what I like to do,” he states. His professor, Edinaldo Tebaldi, Ph.D., a former Economist for the World Bank, helped him understand how what he’s learning applies to the real world. “It was a challenging but rewarding class where I could really get my hands dirty with data,” he says.
When he’s not in class, Mark is a member of Bryant’s esports videogaming team, which recently captured the National Esports Collegiate Conference League of Legends Championship for their division. The team competes in two leagues and streams multiple times a week, playing a variety of games including Valorant, League of Legends and Rocket League. Mark's been playing esports since high school and was excited to join the Bryant squad. “I have always been a very competitive person, and I love to work as a team,” he says. The sense of community in the student body, says Mark, is one of his favorite things about Bryant.
As a member of the club’s executive board, Mark has helped grow the team to nearly 50 members–and notes that they’re always looking for new ones. “Giving people the platform to show off what they can do is really rewarding for me,” he says. “It gives everyone a chance to show what they are made of.”