Name: Erin Kloepping | Class of 2019 | Major: Communication Studies | Post Graduation Job: Project Manager at Thirty Story
Words of Wisdom
Dr. Glueck from the CMST department. I didn’t have Dr. Glueck as a professor until my senior year of college and man do I wish I would have signed up for her classes sooner. Dr. Glueck truly loves and cares about her students and it shows. It’s impossible to leave her class feeling unnoticed. I always leave her class feeling inspired to reach out and encourage other students on campus. If you’re a young Warrior, I would encourage you to take her classes sooner rather than later!
Advice to Your Freshman Self
Don’t be such a perfectionist. If you wait until you have it all together, you might miss out on the opportunities right in front of you.
When I came to WSU, I didn’t expect to get involved with the International Club. I quickly fell in love with the students involved in this club and learning about different countries and cultures. But most of all, I wasn’t expecting to meet my future husband by getting involved with the International Club! Ian and I bonded over connecting new International students with other Winona State students. Working side-by-side to plan get-to-togethers with different International students as well as attending the International Club events is where our adventure began!
Most Influential WSU Experience
My roommate and sweet friend since freshman year, Lizette Salazar. Lizette has seen me as a little freshman hitting my alarm 17 times every morning to now being a senior preparing to graduate and get married. Through it all, Lizette has shown me what it looks like to be a friend who loves unconditionally — even when I burned popcorn at 3am and made our dorm room stink for weeks… From the first time we met at Pals Weekend our senior year of high school, Lizette has been influential in shaping who I am today simply by being herself. Lizette selflessly puts the interests of others before her own. She always sees the best in others, is quick to listen, and will never turn down a late night jam session.
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.