Class of 2020: Liang Wu

Master of Fine Arts in Design graduate thankful for faculty support, excited about his future
​Jerry Poling | May 7, 2020

Name: Liang Wu
Home country: China
Major: Master of Fine Arts in design

Involvement: User Experience Club, International Students Club

Liang Wu, with his wife, Jue, and son, Aaron.What is the biggest challenge you’ve faced in earning your degree? My biggest challenge is career change. I used to be a graphic designer, and now I am shifting my career to web development. Programming is a challenge for me because I am really new to this new field. After three years in the MFA program and doing a lot of web development projects in class and a co-op, I've accumulated enough confidence in programming. I feel now I have control of my career, and I know where I want to head in the future.

What will you appreciate most about your UW-Stout experience? I really appreciate my MFA faculty in the School of Art and Design. They are my good friends, and they helped me a lot with both my life in Menomonie and my studies at Stout. They gave me opportunities, such as a graduate assistantship, to let me grow as a professional. I feel deeply that these faculty members really want to help students succeed.

What’s next in your life? I have found a job as a web designer in Racine. I will do full stack web development and continue my web developer path. I am sure there are more opportunities in the industry that await for me to explore. I am really excited about that.

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Liang Wu with his wife, Jue, and son, Aaron.


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