Political Science Alumni
I can't say enough positive things about the Political Science/Public Administration education I received at WSU. I went on to attend grad school immediately after graduation from WSU and then was hired for my current position in Slayton shortly after graduating with my Masters from Minnesota State University, Mankato. The education I received at WSU was extraordinary in helping me prepare for grad school and I still use the concepts and knowledge I gained at WSU in my career today. If I were to single one trait out of the political science department that has benefited me the most, it is the dedication that all of the professors in that department have to the success of their students, no matter what paths they may be exploring for the future. Thank you for all that you do!
New Rochelle, NY
My political science education at WSU provided me with global awareness and insight I use everyday as a Cuba travel specialist. Dr. Guernica's lectures about Cuba helped me understand the history of the country and better understand the culture. The department challenged me to think outside of the box, question political policies, and transformed me into a global citizen. Without WSU I wouldn't be where I am today!
Student Services Specialist
Majoring in Political Science at Winona State University assisted me in developing the critical-thinking and problem-solving skills I would need to succeed in my professional career and graduate education at Iowa State University. Because of my political science education, I succeeded in obtaining my Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree in 2012, and landed my current job two-years ago as a program coordinator within academic affairs at Iowa State University, while continuing my education part-time as a student in the PhD in Higher Education Administration program. I highly recommend the Political Science program at Winona State University, the faculty and curriculum were terrific.
Village of Glenview, IL
My Political Science Education at WSU taught me how to write a concise paper with a well rounded argument. This has affected my career in a positive way as I am constantly writing memos to my Village Manager and Board and need to explain my self in less than two pages.