National Merit Finalist
Gabelli School of Business at Lincoln Center
Class of 2018
Major: Global Business
Concentration: Digital Media and Technology
Joseph Gorman would love to work for Google someday.
“Going to Silicon Valley would be great,” he says, “or even investing in companies like that behind the scenes would make going to work every day really interesting.”
The incoming Fordham freshman from Wooster, Ohio, cannot think of a better place to study business “than the heart of Manhattan” at the Gabelli School of Business at Lincoln Center, where he plans to major in digital media and technology.
This major combines two things that Gorman loves, communication and technology.
“It just seems to be a natural fit,” he says. “I have always been interested in sharing stories, but I have also been interested in computers from a young age.”
Gorman first combined storytelling with technology nearly four years ago when he bought his first digital SLR camera in preparation for a 13-day trip to Maragoli, Kenya. He and his father volunteered, stayed in homes of Kenyan people they’d met, and explored the Masai Mara National Reserve. “I wanted to be able to document the trip,” Gorman says. “It was a very eye-opening experience, being fifteen years old and suddenly seeing a different way of life than what you are used to.”
He continued to use his photography skills when he returned, taking photos for his high school paper, for which he’s helping to create a website as co-editor-in-chief. He looks forward to learning more about opportunities in digital media in his studies at Fordham. “The goal for me,” he says, “is to be able to work in something I enjoy and am passionate about every day.”