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    Viraj Mehta- Student Profile

    When asked about Viraj Mehta, Urszula Zalewski, the Senior Career Counselor at the Career Center, stated, “He is the most dedicated and ambitious person I’ve ever seen in my life.” Zalewski holds a high regard for Viraj Mehta (generally known around campus as Veer), 22, a highly involved Stony Brook University student and co-worker for two years.

    Mehta is majoring in Multi-Disciplinary Studies focusing in Information System, Business Management and History. What makes Mehta unique is his ability to help other people. Mehta has worked for the American Cancer Society since he was a student at Suffolk Community College over 2 years ago, and is now the Campus Representative for ACS at SBU.

    As a Campus Representative, Mehta is actively involved in promotions by trying to get other students involved in an ACS fundraiser called “Relay for Life.” It’s a 12-hour event where people walk to raise money for cancer and camp out all night. There are plenty of games, food and music. Mehta says, “I enjoy spending the 12 hours during the event with some good friends, it’s a great experience and should be given a chance by everyone.” He believes ACS was for a good cause, and that is why he took the initiative to start it as a club. Zalewski believes Mehta “is a good example for [the] other students, with his leadership skills and his involvement in different activities on campus.”

    Although Mehta is a commuter student, you can almost always spot him on campus in the Career Center helping others, in the library studying for class or at the Jasmine Caf

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