Who Will Guide the Way?

Sign up to meet with a Peer Success Coach, who will work with you throughout the year.

  • Our Peer Success Coaches are trained in integrative appreciative mentoring to help you get a sense of your vocational directional and build your academic program.

Set up an appointment with the CJY staff.

  • Dr. David Rhea and Lakia Colquitt bring national expertise in helping students craft successful undergraduate experience integrating your field of study, experiential learning and career development.

Stop by the CJY during office hours for walk-in session.

  • There is always open conversation helping you learn about the "hidden job market" and graduate or professional school.

Meet Your Peers


IsaiahM-smlIsaiah Moore recently featured in GSU News

Hi my name is Isaiah Moore and I am a peer mentor at the center for the junior year! I’ve been working in the center for about 2 years now and I absolutely love working with students! As I am in my last year of college I am starting to solidify my legacy here at governors state by impacting students lives and being an exemplary leader! This summer I will graduate with my Bachelors of Arts in Political Science. As far as next steps go I will be at UIC obtaining my Masters in Urban Planning and Policy.

 

Debra Ogunbona

Debra Ogunbona

My name is Ayomide D. Ogunbona, I am majoring in Interdisciplinary Studies, and I would describe myself as patient, confident, optimistic.

 Randy Jasien

Randy Jasien

I am Randy Jasien majoring in Psychology: Pre-Clinical Studies with a Minor in Business Administration. I am learning how to cook and play the guitar. Exercising is one of my favorite activities to do outside of school. I enjoy helping others and myself toward their goals.

Izy Hollingsworth

Izy Hollingsworth

My name is Isabella Hollingsworth but I strongly prefer Izy. I am a communication major with a concentration in Advertising and Public Relations. I love working with students in the CJY and helping them find their place at GSU. My favorite pastimes include dancing, make-up, and eating lots of chocolate. 

Megan Frick

Megan Frick

Hello! My name is Megan Frick and I am entering my second semester as a CJY Peer Mentor, and my 4th semester of my undergraduate degree in Social Work. I love to help others achieve their goals, and the CJY allows me to help my fellow peers do just that! I am looking forward to getting to know those who will utilize the Center for the Junior Year this semester!

Eunis Lukose

Eunis Lukose

Hello Everyone! My name is Eunis Lukose and my major is Communication Disorders. In the future, I hope to pursue a career as a Speech Language Pathologist. I wanted to become a member of the CJY because I have a passion for helping people and I cannot wait to interact with students and build new connections!!

Nicole Bennett

Nicole Bennett

My name is Nicole Bennett. I am a Computer Science major. I will be completing my undergraduate degree in the Spring 2020. My career goal is to become a FBI special agent (computer analyst). What I love most about the CJY is our dedication to our students.

Claudya Skalski

Claudya Skalski

I am Claudya with a Y and an inspiring cardiac surgeon with an intended Anthroplogy major. The Center for Junior Year changed my life my freshman year at GSU, so I have made it my passion to help students like myself by joining the Peer Success Coaches! I am a proud member of GSU’s Honors Program and love being involved in our office’s academic advocacy.

Kayla Warner

Kayla Warner

My name is Kayla Warner and I am majoring in communication disorders with a minor in psychology. I am so excited to continue working as a peer mentor and to keep building lasting connections with others! Aside from school, my hobbies include embroidery, tending to my houseplants, and hanging out with my cat.

Jennifer Forbes

Jennifer Forbes

Hello, my name is Jennifer Forbes. I am a senior, commuter student in the English program. I am a dual-degree scholarship recipient. I am not an athlete but I do love reading. My original major was Communication Disorders and I am a member of NSHLA. My goals include a Master’s degree in the future. Some academic challenges for me include age and technological challenges.