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Da’Shaun A. Joseph

Posted: September 15th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: students | Tags: , , , , , | 1 Comment »

What year did you graduate?
Where are you from?
New Orleans, LA
What was your major?
Computer Engineering
Do you have any advanced degrees?
Yes, Masters in Systems Engineering from George Washington University.
What are you currently doing (professionally)?
Systems Engineer at Lockheed Martin
How would you describe DNIMAS to someone who doesn’t know about the program?
DNIMAS is the only full academic scholarship program at Norfolk State University. It create dynamic opportunities for esteemed students in the STEM field and is one of the most premier academic programs that NSU has to offer.
How did DNIMAS help you get to where you are?
DNIMAS introduced me to the engineering field. Without DNIMAS, I would not have taken an interest in Computer Science or Engineering. Once I became an engineer, the world of possibilities opened drastically.
How did DNIMAS help you non academically/professionally?
DNIMAS helped me learn how to foster a diverse and inclusive mindset that is critical in corporate America.
What activities did you participate in when you weren’t studying?
National Society of Black Engineers, Dynasti Dance Team, SGA, DNIMAS Student Association, Ms. NSBE 2006, Senior Class Queen 2007, Monster DLP, INROADS.
What was your favorite DNIMAS memory?
What did you least like about DNIMAS?
Those infamous mandatory study session!!!!
What do you think would be different about your life if you weren’t in DNIMAS?
I would have majored in Mass Communications at Clark Atlanta University.
Do you still keep in contact with people from DNIMAS?
Very few, that is sad and I need to change that!!!
What advice could you pass on to current DNIMAS scholars?
DNIMAS is teaching fundamentals that will be critical in graduate school and corporate America. As irrelevant and tedious as things may seem, they are always done for a reason. Being on a full academic scholarship is a PRIVILEGE and something that is really not common to achieve easily.. As your parents would say, you won’t understand it today but you will 5 years from now.

One Comment on “Da’Shaun A. Joseph”

  1. 1 DNIMAS Alumni » Blog Archive » Highlights and Announcements 2012 pt1 said at 5:39 PM on April 1st, 2012:

    [...] but not least Ms. DaShaun Joseph (Computer Engineering, Class of 2007) was recently awarded the 2012 Alumni Extension Member of the Year, by the National Society of Black [...]

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