Name: Shinji Matsuyama
Major: Graphic Design
Graduation Year: 2009
Home Town: Nara, Japan
Q. How did you hear about SUNY Fredonia?
Prof. Robert Clark at Mohawk Valley Community College recommended me
because his Prof. Poul Bower, Graphic Desiner, has classes in Fredonia. (He had retired in 2007 when I was in Fredonia)
Q. Out of thousands of schools in the U.S., why Fredonia?
Same as the above. Plus, an unforgettable reunion pushed me to Fredonia. I happened to meet Kengo Yamada at Shanghai in China,
who is a student of SUNY Fredonia and also one of my friends in Mohawk Valley Community College.
Q. What was the best class you took or the best professor you had?
Prof. Poul Bower. Very strict but I never forget his practical classes.
He often said MOVE (keep creating something, don't stop thinking or sketching)!
Q. What was your most memorable experience at Fredonia?
Being a RA in Dormitory.
(Uncountable events: A Halloween pumpkin explosion, a midnight window collapse, a banana on my room door, etc)
Q. Where are you currently working?
Q. How did SUNY Fredonia prepare you for your career?
Fredonia expands my possibility.
Q. What is your career advise to future Fredonia Graduate?
Speaking English is not as much valuable as before. One more is needed.
Q. What kind of resources did you use to find job?
Internet. (Find Job)
Q. What is the most important thing you learned at Fredonia.
Q. Did you stay in the U.S. or did you go back to your home country?
Stayed in the US
- If you stayed in the U.S., how long did you stay?
- How did living and working in the U.S. help you later in your career?
Knowing the U.S. style has been already benefit story to co-workers.
Q. Advise (Anything that you wish you had done more of at Fredonia)
Please enjoy not only English, but art or music at Fredonia. Art exhibition, opera, recital are everywhere for free!
And, please be careful with your health. Take vitamins, I didn't take enough food lol.
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