Seth Bae

Seth Bae
  • Major: General Studies – Liberal Arts & Sciences
  • HS: Fairfax in Los Angeles, class of 2013

Service to his country brought Seth Bae to the east coast. He’s pleased to have found Onondaga Community College and is enjoying his time on campus. “The facilities here are great and I’m really impressed with the quality of the faculty.”

Bae was born in Korea and attended high school in Los Angeles. After graduating in 2013 he enlisted in the United States Army and was stationed at Fort Drum. During his four years there he worshiped at the Korean Church of Syracuse. He liked the people he met there, enjoyed the area and decided to move closer to Syracuse after he was discharged.

Bae started taking classes at OCC in the summer of 2017. This academic year he’s serving the campus community as the Student Association’s Vice-President of Media, a VA Work Study student in the Student Veterans’ office, a Peer Connector in the Advising Center and a First Year Experience Mentor. He has also worked as a Social Media Reporter on campus and last year presented a TED Talk on healthy communication, sharing wisdom on how people can better understand each other and manage disagreements or conflicts. In the classroom he owns a perfect 4.0 grade point average which has earned him membership in the college’s chapter of international honor society Phi Theta Kappa.

Bae’s career goal is to become a linguist. He speaks both English and Korean fluently. He plans to transfer to a four-year college, major in East Asian Languages and learn Chinese. Bae would like to use his language skills while working for the United States government.

In the meantime, here are a few random things which Seth would like people to know about him:

  • He completed a triathlon this summer.
  • His favorite TV show is “The Office” and he says he has a similar personality to Michael Scott, the character played by actor Steve Carell.
  • He enjoys eating Philly Cheese Steak in the cafeteria.
  • His favorite football team is the Green Bay Packers.