By Ren LaForme
At first glance, Nick Coluzzi would appear to be a typical college student.
The Long Beach, N.Y. native dreamed of being an architect and decided to attend UB to pursue his passion.
“When I was a little kid, I used to play with LEGOs and K’NEX and was always constructing things,” he said.
Coluzzi had it all worked out. He had prepared himself with architecture courses in high school and had a 5-year plan for college.
Then, during his sophomore year, everything changed. Coluzzi stopped enjoying architecture and decided to make a change.
“I switched to English because I always liked writing – it always came naturally,” he said.
Now in his junior year, Coluzzi plans to pursue screenwriting after graduation. He’s already working on his first screenplay and he has two more in mind.
And unlike many other novices in the field, Coluzzi has connections. One of his good friends knows Emmy Award winning director Spike Lee.
“Without even looking I have connections like that already,” Coluzzi said.
Coluzzi hopes to attend a graduate school to pursue his career – preferably UCLA or USC, he said.