Julia Wilks is an Early Childhood Education major who hopes to one day serve as a Peace Corps Volunteer, working with children in primary grades. Julia joined Missouri State’s Peace Corps Prep program in 2019!
Building core competencies
Peace Corps Prep participants build four core competencies through through interrelated coursework, hands-on experience, and professional development support.
“Working through the Peace Corps prep program has opened up my mind to the world around me,” Julia said. “The classes and requirements have helped me to see the need for the Public Affairs Mission and have helped me really understand the importance of public affairs and the mission Missouri State has.”
“One of the greatest experiences of my college career thus far would be being a Resident Assistant for 2 years,” said Julia. “We focused a lot on the public affairs mission and creating events/programs that educated and discussed public affairs and why it relates to you as a college student.”
“By being an RA, I got to work with many different people from all over the world and interact with people very different than me. It opened up my eyes to loving and accepting others and really grew my heart for the world. I was taught the importance of community and how to foster community when there wasn’t one previously. Being an RA has ultimately grown me tremendously and taught me a lot about the world and myself!”