Name: Julia Jones | Class of 2019 | Major: Special Education: Developmental Disabilities and Academic and Behavioral Strategist | Post Graduation Job: Middle School Special Education Teacher

Most Important Thing WSU Taught You

I learned that my parents were 99.9% right about everything. Plus I learned that as long as you are trying your hardest you will succeed. Little successes are to still be commemorated.

Hidden Gem

The booths in Zane’s eating area are great for studying on weekends or during late nights.


Unexpected Experience

I was able to take part in many fantastic clubs. More specifically I was a part of Warriors For The Kids. They host an annual WarriorThon that raises money for the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. I couldn’t believe that I could help children that were in the hospital just by dancing! It was fantastic!

Why You Are Proud to Be a WSU Grad

Because I will have graduated from a fantastic program with a degree in something I love. With this degree I will be able to teach and inspire students for many years to come.

Favorite Part of Your WSU Experience

The WSU staff. The Special Education program has amazing staff that worked their hardest to teach me about my future career. I also really enjoyed all of the clubs that I was able to participate in. UPAC, KDP, WFTK and SILA were all so fantastic.

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.