Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs
Friday, October 4, 2019

Alumni, friends invited to Chicago reception Oct. 10

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The La Follette School is hosting an Alumni and Friends Reception in Chicago on Thursday, October 10. Theresa Mintle (MA ’91), interim vice chancellor for public and government affairs at the University of Illinois at Chicago, will offer a few remarks and welcome nearly 30 students and staff to the Windy City.

The reception at Swissôtel, 323 East Wacker Drive, begins at 5:30 p.m. and will include hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar. Similar events in Washington, DC, and Milwaukee have provided La Follette School students and alumni with tremendous networking opportunities. RSVPs are requested – but not required – via this form.

More than two dozen graduate students will travel to Chicago on Thursday morning for a two-day career exploration program, visiting public- and private-sector organizations working on domestic and international policy issues. With financial support from La Follette School alumni, students will get a glimpse of the high-impact work happening in Chicago and have the opportunity to network with alumni and potential employers.

“Student opportunities like this wouldn’t be possible without the tremendous support from La Follette School alumni and friends, many of whom assist with this intensive career program,” said Director and Professor Susan Webb Yackee. “More than 100 alumni and friends of the La Follette School live in the Chicago area, and we hope many of them are available to attend the reception.