Name: Christine Salentiny | Class of 2019 | Major: Elementary Early Childhood Education | Post Graduation Job: Kindergarten Teacher at Round Lake-Brewster elementary School

Words of Wisdom

Don’t be afraid to ask random people to sit with you or do things with you, everyone is in need of a friend and you never know who you might meet!


Advice to Your Freshman Self

a. Don’t stay up so late! Go hiking constantly or explore the town. Pet more dogs <3 !

Hidden Gem

I wish I had known about Penguin Zesto’s sooner. Their ice cream is life changing and a day maker! I also wish I would have found more of our favorite hiking spots up in the bluffs, it is amazing for night hiking.

Unexpected Experience

I never expected that I would actually like or look forward to coming to class, I have a super short attention span when it comes to school. Thankfully some education professors just real you in and make everything seem new and applicable to you and the future you want to have in your career choice.

Most Influential WSU Experience

I would have to say it was my friends. They were so intentional with spending time with me and going on random memorable adventures, constantly searching out a good laugh even when we were stressed out. They helped me to always see the positive in more difficult experiences.

Winona State graduates experience a 95% job placement rate in their field. Many even land positions before graduation. Learn more about our 2019 spring graduates.