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Zack Bussin

After listening to his older sister, Carley, who earned her teaching credential at Dominican, Zack Bussin is confident he made the right decision to transfer from the University of Arizona.
The desert was not my favorite place. And here is my favorite place.

Bussin has hit the ground running.  He came to Dominican to be closer to home to help his father, who owns and is a salesman for a San Francisco-based garment manufacturing company, Capezio Danskin, one of the largest suppliers to WalMart.  Bussin has traveled twice with dad to China for summer internships working in the factory.

In addition, Bussin connected with Bradley VanAlstyne, head of Dominican’s Department of Communications and Media Studies, and jumped right into Dominican’s new Sports Summer Broadcasting Camp to earn extra credit. He was on a crew of students who produced live television broadcasts of professional baseball games featuring the San Rafael Pacifics’ independent team. The games were aired on a local cable TV public access channel.

“I learned so much about cameras and angles and development of reporting a live game and how much goes into it,” Bussin says.

Eventually Bussin, who majored in business in Arizona before switching to communications, wants his skills to evolve into marketing and sales opportunities. He feels he is the right place to do that.

“When I came here it was more personable and the class sizes were much smaller,” he says. “This is amazing.”

At the University of Arizona, Bussin said he had one class, oceanography, which packed 1,000 students into a big auditorium.  He finds the intimate learning and campus environment at Dominican more to his liking.

“I didn’t expect this kind of treatment in terms of how everyone – students, faculty, and counselors – are involved and are so friendly. I love it,” Bussin says. “I’ll be able interact with students and teachers and learn how to present information in a better and clearer way to help me in sales and marketing.”


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