North Central College - Naperville, IL

Yolanda Jamnik

Assistant Director of Graduate and Continuing Education Admission
yajamnik@noctrl.edu
(630) 637-5839
Hometown: 
Naperville, Illinois
Degree: 
B.A. in organizational communication (North Central College 2001); M.B.A. (North Central College 2007)

Favorite thing about North Central:

The people -- students, faculty, staff -- create a strong community working together to learn more about life.  The campus is so beautiful making it a great place to work and study.

Words I use to describe North Central students:
North Central students are confident, curious and down to earth.

Why did I choose to become an admission counselor/staff member at North Central?
After being a ‘stay-at-home’ mom for 15 years, I was looking for a career that fit with my family obligations and was close to my home in Naperville. I like the challenge of working with students and talking about educational possibilities at North Central. I strongly believe in the benefits of higher education both personally and professionally. 

Favorite Naperville Restaurant:

It is hard to pick just one … but I love Meson Sabika.

Favorite Season in Naperville:

It is a toss-up between fall and spring. 

Advice to Students:
Graduate students have different needs and priorities than undergraduate students.  Juggling school, work and family can be tricky, but it can be done with careful time management.  You’ll have to give up something to get everything done, but it’s all worth it in the end.  Graduate school requires more focus and allows you to enhance your skills at work and grow as a person.

GRADUATE FAIRS I will be attending:

Tuesday, October 2, 2012 from 3 – 7 p.m.
Central Illinois Graduate School Fair
Illinois State University,http://careercenter.illinoisstate.edu/events/FallGraduateFair.htm
Redbird Arena

Tuesday, October 23, 2012 from 11 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Graduate & Professional School Fair
Bradley University, http://www.bradley.edu/about/visiting/
Michel Student Center, Ballroom

Wednesday, October 24, 2012 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Graduate & Professional School Fair
Monmouth College, http://www.monmouthcollege.edu/wc/career/grad-school-fair.aspx
Wackerle Career and Leadership Center

Wednesday, October 24, 2012 from 3:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Graduate & Professional School Fair
Knox College, http://www.knox.edu/about-knox/visit-knox.html
Ferris Lounge, Seymour Union