American Politics and Economics
Jason Kam was motivated to join the military after high school instead of going directly to college in order to do something unique, something about which he knew he’d be very proud. He served in the active duty Air Force for six years, during which time he earned many credits through the Community College of the Air Force. After his service, he joined the Air Force Reserves. He graduated from the Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC) in 2009 with a degree in Business. When he came to investigating Bachelor degrees, he only looking within CUNY, saying he is a big fan of the CUNY system. He applied to and was accepted by CUNY Baccalaureate for Unique and Interdisciplinary Studies, expressing his interests in political science, government, and economics. His faculty recommender was Prof. John Paul Gonzalez, from the Center for Ethic Studies at BMCC who said “seldom do I respond to requests for letters of recommendation with such personal enthusiasm; I cannot think of a more qualified student for this program.”
Kam’s recently approved Area of Concentration, American Politics and Economics, is constructed with courses from Baruch and Hunter Colleges, under the mentorship of Professor Shang Ha, Political Science, Brooklyn College. Kam’s goals include getting the accreditation he needs to become an officer in the Reserves, interning in city politics, and helping people understand why their votes in local, state and national elections truly do count. He hopes to find a job in the military upon completing the Bachelor degree.