Joe Colasurdo

Joe Colasurdo

Year: Senior

Major: Biochemistry / Business

Hometown: Rochester, NY

Activities: Honors Program, Beta Beta Beta, Trustee Committee Student Affairs, Trustee Committee Academic Affairs, Intramurals, Academic Coach, PLTL 

1. What is unique about your major?

Since the beginning of my freshman year, I have been a part of the pre-professional program of medicine. With a desire to achieve a vocation in the medical field, I  chose to major in biochemistry. Though I love the sciences, I am also very fond of business. This partiality towards both science and business has led me to declare a dual major in biochemistry and business administration and has allowed me to hold the aspiration of one day opening my own medical practice. 

2. What activities are you involved with on campus?

I have found that when it comes to time management it is better to be busy rather than have too much free time. For this reason, I joined many clubs and organizations on campus in order to keep busy and focused on what I need to accomplish. In my freshman year I joined Tri Beta (National Biological Honors Society), Daemen Honors program, intramural soccer, intramural ultimate frisbee, coached for biology and chemistry, PLTL (Peer Lead Team Leader) for biology, Daemen College representative for CIEL (Consortium for Innovative Environments in Learning) and now a proud tour guide. When going to college for your first time, be willing to step outside your comfort zone and participate in a club or organization that you may not have thought of joining prior, you will never know if you will like something until you have experienced it first. 

3. What do you hope to accomplish by the end of your tour?

The decision of choosing which college to go to for the next four years of your life can be hard and sometimes a little stressful. When I applied to colleges, I did not apply to one or even two but rather thirteen. I had no clue of where I wanted to go or what type of school I would fall in love with until I took tours, spoke to current students and experienced a little bit of what each campus was like. After four other campus tours, I came to Daemen and immediately questioned why I applied to such a small school. My doubts were soon forgotten when the tour began and I soon found myself falling in love with the atmosphere that Daemen had to offer. Now, as a tour guide, my only hope is that prospective students can have the chance to experience the same emotion that overcame me when I first stepped out of my car and into the world of Daemen College.

4. Who inspires you most?

Everywhere you look in the world there is something new to take in and everyone in the world has something to teach those who are willing to observe and learn. Teachers, more than anyone else, hold the internal desire to share their knowledge with others. Therefore there is not one individual who inspires me the most but rather a group of individuals, teachers, who are able and willing to educate others.

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