Name: David Samberg
Hometown: Massapequa Park, NY
Major: Exercise Science
When you were young, what did you think you wanted to be "when you grow up?"
When I was young, I knew I wanted to be a personal trainer "when I grew up". I always knew in my head that this is what I wanted to do. Ever since I saw my mom in this position, and experienced what it was like, and what it involved, I had a good feeling that I wanted to pursue that career choice.
What career do you hope your first job after graduate will be?
The career that I hope to have after graduation (first job) is a personal trainer. I have been learning all about what it takes and how things need to be done in order to have this career.
What experience have you had so far that you think is best preparing you to reach that goal?
I have a lot of experience in this field, as well as past experience actually training clients one on one. The majority of things that I learn in my classes I already know, but it is good to know that I was taught the right things and have good background knowledge about this career.
What advice would you have for others who are pursuing this same career?
Advice I would give to others who are pursing this career would be don't expect to succeed quickly. In this type of job, you have to slowly work your way up. At first you start off with few clients, and then as you progress with more and more time that you put in, you begin to broaden your clientele. It is definitely worth the wait though.
Who at Hofstra has had the biggest positive impact on you?
The person at Hofstra who has had the most influence on me would be my advisor Dr. Katie Sell. She has really helped me out with not just classes and extra ways to help me succeed, but she has worked with me one on one and helped me gain experience in the field. She has really given me that opportunity to become successful in the field.