#PROFspective: Biological Sciences Graduate Arash GhasemiNejad

student scientist inside science hall at Rowan

Today, we speak with Arash GhasemiNejad, a recent graduate with a biological sciences bachelor’s degree from Washington Township, NJ (Gloucester County) who now lives in Voorhees, NJ. Arash will share his #PROFspective with us on what it was like to be a Rowan University student and how he got the most out of his college experience as a Rowan Prof.

Degree: Biological Sciencesscience major student in bio lab working with a graduated cylinder
Year: 2018 spring graduate
Hometown and county: Washington Township, (Gloucester County). I lived in Iran from second grade to freshmen year in high school.
Commuter: Yes
Transfer: Yes, from Rowan College at Gloucester County
Academic clubs: Biology Club

Why did you chose your major: At first, I wanted to do research, but then I had a change of heart when I started getting into fitness. So I tied together my passion of bodybuilding and powerlifting with my major or biology because it’s all about the body.

student in a white coat outside science hall

Why did you chose Rowan: Perfect size, closer to home, and I had a lot of friends who went here and loved it.

My typical day as a Rowan student was: I would wake up and get ready for the day. I either had early morning or late afternoon classes. So I’d go to class and always hit the gym after. It’s super easy to commute and still be a part of the Rowan community. I really love the fitness center, but they don’t have a pool, so I love going to the Rec for the pool! I have made so many friends at the gym, it’s become my second home. I got inspired by watching others, and it changed my mind to want to become a personal trainer. I think I may come back to Rowan to major in athletic training because I’ve heard such great things and it’s want I want to do.

student inside the fitness center on campus at Rowan

In the meantime, I like to vlog and make videos fitness related. Right now I’m working at Amazon, taking my tests to become a personal trainer, although I think I want to get the degree also to have a better resume and more knowledge. My time at Rowan was irreplaceable and I would love to make more memories and embrace the atmosphere just one more time. 

student in lab coat inside science all reading the newspaperI try to keep in touch with all my friends from Rowan and it’s quite easy being local cause I’m still around. Overall, I really miss college, and everyone should embrace it while they’re here. I miss being a student. Those times are some of the best years of your life. Do not take it for granted.

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Vanessa Vause, senior public relations and advertising major