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Major:Applied Computer Technology
Why I chose my major:
I choose my major because I’ve always loved computers and technology ever since I can remember. I love to fix computers, especially when I’m helping friends repair their desktop or laptops. I always had an awesome feeling when it comes to helping people and friends.
Why I chose RIT:One of biggest reasons I choose RIT/NTID is because it’s the only university that has about 1,300 deaf and hard-of-hearing students and it has its own deaf community that offers Information Technology courses. I believed that my college social life would be awesome at RIT, and I was right!
What I like best about RIT:
There are many things that you can do at RIT every day. You hang out with friends after classes, or go to activities with them. RIT also has awesome events every week which many students can enjoy.
Best part of living on campus:
I lived in Sol Heumann Hall for two years and now live in Pi Kappa Phi fraternity house on campus. I’d say that living in a fraternity house gives me major benefits. It has everything including a king-size kitchen, a game room and a giant living room with a projector! Not to mention that I live so close to classes and it has made my life much easier. It doesn’t take more than 10 minutes to walk to my classes!
Dream job:I haven’t decided on my dream job, but I’m pretty sure that I want it to be at Microsoft.
Favorite spot on campus:
My favorite spot is Tojo Memorial Garden— a Japanese garden with a koi pond, surrounded by trees and shrubs. It’s located in the rear of George Eastman Hall. I always sit by that pond when I do some major thinking, and it’s really nice and breezy in the spring and summer.
Favorite professor:John Panara is my favorite professor for my English class. He inspires me. He tells us stories about the history of RIT/NTID in class, including stories about his father, Robert Panara, NTID’s first deaf professor.
Favorite class:PC Hardware II. I learned how to assemble technology devices such as desktop computers and laptops. I really enjoyed the class, not because of building a computer, but because of the connection that existed between students and faculty.
What excites me about RIT:
It’s amazing how many things you can do while you’re a student at RIT. That’s what excites me the most.
If I could tell prospective students only one thing about RIT/NTID, it would be:
The deaf community and the college social life!
Favorite place to eat in Rochester:Longhorn Steakhouse
Favorite movie:“Back to the Future”
Fun fact about me:
I’m an international student. Some of my friends call me Joey. Sometimes I’m friendly, funny and weird at same time. I also love snowboarding and riding snowmobiles in my hometown in Canada. I also use a longboard almost every day to get to classes since it only takes two to three minutes to get to classes with it. I like making my life as easy as possible.
One thing I’ve always wanted to do but never have:I always wanted to go to Canada’s Wonderland with my American friends, but we never made it because my friends didn’t have passports to cross the border of Canada. Canada’s Wonderland is Canada's premier amusement park located north of Toronto.
The one thing I can't live without:I can’t live without a computer! My major is in computers, so that makes sense! I can live without a phone just fine, ironic, isn’t it?