Liaison for the School of Communication and the Hobby School of Public Affairs
Ayo Ogunye joins University Career Services (UCS) as the Alumni Career Counselor. She also serves as the liaison for the School of Communication and the Hobby School of Public Affairs. Ayo has over 10 years of experience providing professional development assistance and career counseling to secondary and post-secondary students.
Ayo holds a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, and a Masters of Arts in Professional Counseling from Central Michigan University. With her passion for lifelong learning education and professional development, she recently completed a Project Management Certification training and is currently enrolled in a Master of Business Administration program at the University of Houston Victoria.
Ayo previously provided career services to Workforce Development programs in the following areas: youth development, dislocated worker retraining, career assessment test administration, financial aid and workforce vocational training opportunities for several years. She was also recognized for providing supportive services to employees and employers in the Houston Galveston area.
She has a passion for empowering individuals to realize their potential while developing actionable and attainable job search plans. Ayo has a unique work history that includes working with diverse groups locally and internationally, in the areas of professional development, job retention, job development and employment services. Her background and experience has provided her with a set of skills to aid career services in the areas of resume writing, mock interviews, networking, career event preparation and development of related job search workshops. Ayo believes that with the right plan, tools and encouragement, an individual can attain any goal they set for themselves.