Students can meet and work with La Follette School alumni and friends, many of whom hold important positions in international organizations; federal, state, and local government agencies; nonprofit organizations; and private business.
Ways to connect
Many La Follette School alumni and friends share information about their jobs and workplaces, participate in professional development functions that highlight their knowledge and experience, and provide informational interviews for students.
Alumni also serve as mentors, meaning students can arrange to meet with them two or more times to talk about career opportunities, visit a work site, discuss interviews, and/or review resumes.
How to get alumni contact information
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Talk to the La Follette School Staff
Talk to the Director of Career and Employer Services, Associate Director, other student services staff, or outreach staff
Look alumni up on Badger Bridge (access limited to University of Wisconsin–Madison students & alumni).
Badger Bridge is a UW-Madison specific networking tool that allows you to both re-connect with old classmates as well as enabling you to utilize the trusted UW-Madison environment to expand your professional network.
UW Alumni Facebook Groups
You can try to find alumni contact information on their employer’s web site
If you find alumni information is out of date, please email firstname.lastname@example.org so staff can follow up with alumni to update.
Alumni News and Profiles
Can you guess which alum won of the 2023 Kentucky Bar Association Writing Competition? Catch up on the latest updates in this month’s alumni news.
The event brought together alumni to practice civil discourse and connect with others committed to public service.
Over the 2022-2023 academic year, the La Follette School’s continued growth has allowed the school to educate more future leaders than ever before.
To boost opportunities for undergraduate policy students, the La Follette School joined a national network of universities and colleges training undergraduates for careers in public service.
Alumni with expertise in energy and environmental policy recently made strides in their careers.
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"The workshop course was as challenging as it was rewarding. I also made lasting friendships with my peers and the professors."
"La Follette is the epitome of the Wisconsin Idea. And it’s certainly not just about Wisconsin—the staff and faculty have done so much to connect students with alumni and new, real-world opportunities."
"La Follette has prepared and empowered all of us to do amazing things."
"The client-based project was one of my favorite experiences at La Follette. I worked with a great team of faculty, client, and classmates."
Alum Jess Rutstein works as a FoodShare Program and policy analyst for the WI Department of Health Services.
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