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First-year business major Bryan Yoshida has international aspirations

“I want to make sure I get as much as I possibly can out of college,” says Bryan Yoshida. Photo courtesy of Bryan Yoshida

“I want to make sure I get as much as I possibly can out of college,” says Bryan Yoshida. Photo courtesy of Bryan Yoshida

The first year of college is inevitably different for every student. While some arrive on campus unsure of what the next four years has in store for them, others, like Bryan Yoshida, have a very clear picture of what they want to get out of their college experience.

“I want to make sure I get as much as I possibly can out of college,” Yoshida says. “I don’t want to be looking back on it and saying, ‘I should have done this and that.’”

Yoshida graduated this summer from Lakewood High School, just a short drive away from the University of Denver, where he will make international business his main area of study. Yoshida’s dream job is to work for the International Olympic Committee, which he sees as the ideal environment to network on a worldwide scale and set up business connections in multiple countries.

“If I get to work with the Olympics, then I can become part of a worldwide organization, so if I really want to go somewhere else in other countries, I can say, ‘I was a part of the Olympics. I already know some of this culture, I know a bit about your country,’” Yoshida says. “That’s what I’m going for. I can always stay with the Olympics, because it’s a great international organization, or I can move to different countries.”

Brother to former Undergraduate Student Government Vice President Katrina Yoshida (BA ’14), Bryan Yoshida is looking to make a similar impact on campus with his extracurricular activities. He will participate in the Pioneer Leadership Program (PLP), and he is interested in being part of student government, club tennis and student newspaper the Clarion.

Yoshida also is among the 19 first-year DU students who were awarded a Daniels Fund Scholarship to attend the University. The Colorado-based Daniels Scholarship Program gives four-year college scholarships to incoming students who demonstrate good character, leadership, and a dedication to community service. “It’s really an amazing scholarship, because you meet awesome people, and it’s really providing a way to fulfill our dreams,” Yoshida says. “DU is an expensive school, but when I got the Daniels Fund, it became a reality.”

While Yoshida has packed his schedule full in just his first year, he is more than prepared to handle the challenge.

“I love being busy. When you’re busy you feel like you’re doing something. There’s a constant sense of accomplishment.”

 

 

One Comment

  1. Bryan Yoshida says:

    Just to reiterate, I love being intentional with what I do. Not just being busy.

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