Ja’Vion Golden is a sophomore hailing from Saint Louis, Missouri. He is a health science major with a minor in marketing. He’s also earning a sales certificate. Ja’Vion has high hopes of achieving his doctorate’s degree in pharmacy and a career working for a pharmaceutical company in a major city.  

Ja’Vion tells students to use all of their resources at Mizzou to be successful and take time in choosing a major.

“A lot of students come into college nervous and afraid of visiting their professors,” Ja’Vion says. “But they’re are here to help you succeed and to get to where you want to be in the future. Also, there’s nothing wrong with getting out of your comfort zone and introducing yourself to new people. Join organizations because they’ll help with your resumes and make you a better communicator an involved-on campus.” 

In addition to serving on the School of Health Professions student ambassador team, Ja’Vion is a member of the Health Sales Industry Club and Pre-Pharmacy Club.  

What should make students choose Mizzou?

Students should choose Mizzou because we have the best professors that will help them succeed. On top of that, Mizzou has phenomenal advisors who will put them in a position to excel in their studies.

What is your favorite place on campus?

My favorite place on campus is the Student Rec Center. 

What made you apply to be an SHP Student Ambassador?

I chose to be a student ambassador because I wanted to make an impact on high school student’s life by telling them more about college and how they should prepare to be a successful student.

What’s your favorite Mizzou dining hall?

Southwest Dining Hall — I love all the options they have!

Where is your favorite place to study on campus?

Ellis Library — you can always find a great, quiet place to get work done.

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