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Orientation Assistant - Jessica Guilbeaux

Photo of OA Jessica GuilbeauxName: Jessica Guilbeaux

Hometown: Kansas City, Kan.

Major: Computer Science






Why I chose KU? I made the decision to go to KU early in my high school career after doing research on colleges throughout the United States for the first time. Quickly I came to the realization that college was expensive and that I need to actually like the school that I go to. KU was reasonably priced and I already liked KU basketball. When I saw that the School of Engineering at KU has an outstanding Electrical Engineering and Computer Science program, I was sold!

What has been your favorite class in your time at KU? My favorite class has been ART 132: Metalsmithing. I initially took the class because I was told that it would be good to stretch my mind in something other than math or science. Prior to taking the class, I was worried because I hadn't taken an art class since middle school. However, it ended up being really fun and I have a couple pieces of jewelry to show for it.

How did you decide on your major? I'm a big fan of video games and I would love to be on a team of people who share that love. My senior year of high school I created a video game and I had a lot of fun doing it. From then on I decided that I wanted to create video games for a living.

What have you discovered at KU you wish you’d have known in your first few weeks on campus? The tutoring services that are offered through AAAC are extremely helpful and can provide support through tough classes.

How have you become engaged with the campus, students, faculty and staff? I go to men's and women's basketball games and I am involved in a couple of clubs here on campus. I also meet with a couple of the staff members in the School of Engineering for support and advice outside of my regular advising sessions.

What was your “I belong on the KU campus!” moment? When I had finally moved in all of my stuff into my residence hall room and looked out the window onto campus for the first time. It was clear day and sunny. I had a beautiful view of a beautiful campus. I was excited to call it my home!

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