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

Zaira Carvajal

Zaira Carvajal

My name is Zaira (ZEE) Carvajal. I am a psychology major completing my last undergraduate semester at GSU. I will be graduating in May with the plans of attending the Master's Clinical Mental Health and Counseling sequence at GSU. My career goal is to become a therapist specializing in Marriage and Family. 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!

Karess Brown

Karess Brown

My name is Karess Brown, I am a psychology major completing my last semester at GSU. I will be graduating in May with the hopes of pursuing a Masters in Social Work. My long term career goal is to become a Licensed Clinical Social Worker working with children who are diagnosed with life threatening illness as well their families. What I love most about the Center for the Junior Year, is how everyone is inclusive and supportive of all students.

Alex Rodriguez

Alex Rodriguez

I am a sophomore at GSU studying Political Science, and am also apart of the Honors Program. I plan to continue on to law school once I complete my bachelors. I enjoy assisting students in asking and answering the hard questions that put them on the right path as far as what they want to do in life beyond education.

Karina Soto

Karina Soto

I am currently a senior at Governors State University studying Psychology. Once I graduate I will be exploring the field of psychology then pursue my masters degree. Overall my goal is to implement programs that impact the lives of adolescents in a positive manner and encourage them to pursue higher education. I encourage all students to come in whether it be for academic help or just to chat!