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Jeana Wilson

Jeana Wilson


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Jeana Wilson

After one conversation with Lee Bird, vice president of student affairs at Oklahoma State University, Jeana Wilson knew she had chosen the right major — business management in the Spears School of Business.

The 20-year-old sophomore from Stroud, Okla., has a natural talent for connecting with people and bringing out the best in others.

“Dr. Bird and I were speaking about my career goals when I told her I was still a little unsure about where I wanted to go and what I wanted to do,” Wilson says. “After I told her about the things I enjoy doing, she gave me the idea of doing professional development. When she explained what that entailed, I felt it definitely fit with what I like to do on multiple levels.

“I knew that working with people, helping them develop their talents, and never having the same day twice are all aspects of a career that I would love to have.”

If the conversation with Bird didn’t confirm what she wanted to do, taking Don Herrmann’s Financial Accounting class did. “It’s a class that has challenged me and given me a respect for the subject. Accounting doesn’t come natural to me like management and marketing does,” she says. “The management classes and leadership roles I’ve taken on campus have shown me that I’ve picked the right major. I really enjoy working with people on a daily basis. Personal interaction is important to me.”

Taking on roles with the Business Student Council, the Spears Ambassadors, the OSU Student Alumni Board, the Scholar Leaders and the President’s Leadership Council definitely gives Wilson the opportunity to practice her leadership and management skills.

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