The promotion of civil discourse is one of the most urgent actions the La Follette School can take going forward.
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.
Our students are trusted voices on campus, in Wisconsin, and beyond.
Sixteen undergraduate students were given an exciting opportunity this spring during La Follette’s Workshop in Health Policy when they were able to research and propose recommendations for policy questions crafted by Wisconsin state legislators.
This May, 138 students who received undergraduate degrees from UW–Madison also earned certificates from the La Follette School of Public Affairs.
With graduation around the corner, many La Follette School students are planning exciting next steps.
Selected UW undergraduates can jumpstart our MPA or MIPA program by taking graduate public affairs courses in the last year of their undergraduate program.
In December, 20 students graduated with Certificates in Public Policy and four students graduated with Certificates in Health Policy, including one student who completed both certificates.
Health Policy Certificate students have the opportunity to apply practical skills and knowledge gained during their coursework and develop skills in a professional setting through internships with the state legislature, nonprofits, healthcare organizations, and more.
The certificates allow students to gain critical knowledge and experience before entering the job market or graduate school.