Office of Access & Academic Enrichment

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Student Profile

Omar Perdomo

Name: Omar Perdomo

Year: Junior

Focus of Study: Human Biology

Associated with which Program: Project Excel and CSTEP

Accomplishment or Achievements:

  • Dean’s List of Distinguished Students Spring 2014-Spring 2015
  • General Chemistry Tutor (CSTEP)

In a few words, explain what the program means to you:

CSTEP and Project Excel have become a second house to me and many others. I Joined Project excel as soon as I arrived to UAlbany, which further introduced me to CSTEP. It has been such an amazing and exceptional experience to be part of these programs. College could be very hard and stressful, and this programs have not only help me become a more organized and better student but also a better person. These programs are very committed to help students succeed in every aspect; they provide an array of services such as academic advising, time management, tutoring, book loan, graduate schools application assistance, workshops and other services to help enhance our college academic experience and prepare us to successfully join the work field upon graduation. After struggling with one of my classes, I decided to get tutoring from CSTEP. My tutor was amazing, and my grades and problem solving skills increased so much, that the following semester I actually joined the CSTEP family to tutor the same class I was struggling with before coming to CSTEP. I encourage every student to join amazing programs such as these, whose main mission is to help us succeed.

The World Within Reach

Students participate in more than 200 student clubs and honor societies, and enjoy a busy calendar of campus events.