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Jared Russom

Athletic Training

Year in School: 2nd Year Grad Student

Hometown/State: Delmar, NY

High School: Bethlehem Central High School

Are you a commuter or resident?

Commuter

Why did you choose Daemen College?

I chose Daemen College for its small welcoming community and high ranking accelerated Athletic Training program.

Why did you choose your present major?

I chose Athletic Training because I wanted to help people in emergency situations and enhance their athletic performance.

Please describe your academic experience at Daemen.

My academic experience at Daemen has been full of unique opportunities I would never have had if I went elsewhere. I have made amazing connections that will last a lifetime and learned skills that will allow me to be competent in any profession I pursue.

What do you like best about Daemen?

The small community with amazing professors.

What clubs or organizations have you been a part of here at Daemen College? What kinds of things do they do?

Athletic Training Student Association, this organization allows me to attend continuing education experiences I would not normally have access to.

Please describe any internship, study abroad, service learning or academic experience?

Daemen has allowed me to pursue equipment removal research that directly aids and works with local law enforcement. Every internship I have attended I have had the privilege to directly help individuals within my community.

What is your favorite spot to stop by in town?

Spot coffee is my favorite place in town because when my family visits we have coffee and catch up.

What piece of advice would you give to prospective students?

Do not get in your own way, take advantage of the opportunities you are presented as a student such as shadowing other experts in related careers and always ask questions.