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Choosing a major - and working toward completing it - is a decision that will help shape your future.
Online resources can help you begin your exploration, but you may want to consult with other students or staff who have been where you are now to get customized advice based on your situation. It can be daunting, but the CJY is here to help at every step of the way.
Almost all GSU freshmen work with CJY embedded mentors in their Mastering Colleges and First Year Seminar courses.
Embedded tutors help students with both academic and nonacademic support, such as study skills and time management, through presentations, small groups, and one-on-one sessions.
GSU students declare their majors in the sophomore year, making it a great time to meet with a CJY peer mentor.
As a sophomore, we also encourage you to begin engaging with faculty by having discussions outside of the classroom about your choice of major and career goals.
Juniors have begun working toward their major of choice, and the CJY helps them begin thinking about career goals, especially in broad majors (such as Psychology, Communication, and Chemistry, to name a few).
The junior year is also the optimal time to begin an application for prestigious scholarships such as the Rhodes, Fulbright, and Marshall scholarships, which are due the fall of senior year..
MEET WITH A PEER
Senior year is the time to think about your next move, post-graduation.
Are you planning to immediately begin your career? If so, begin working with GSU’s Office of Career Services to ready your resume, build your interview skills, and locate an internship.
Is graduate school on your radar? The CJY is here to help you prepare your application, source recommendation letters, and draft your statement of purpose.
Virtual Office Hours:
Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday
9:00AM - 7:00PM
Wednesday and Friday
9:00AM - 5:00PM
Tuesday and Thursday
9:00AM - 5:00PM
“I became a peer mentor for the Center for Junior Year and began working in my chosen field. I appeared on television on twelve occasions, received my first production credit and will soon receive my B.A in Media Communications. None of this would have been possible, had I not walked into the Center for Junior Year.”
- Ariel Donegan