Prospective students admitted to the La Follette School for fall 2011 will hear from faculty and current students on Monday, March 28.
The day gets underway at 8:30 a.m. with registration and a continental breakfast in the executive dining room of Grainger Hall.
Starting at 9:30 in 4155 Grainger, a panel of faculty will discuss core skills necessary for careers in public affairs and their areas of interest. The professors and their policy areas are:
- Richard Shaten, energy analysis
- Menzie Chinn, international governance and trade
- Don Moynihan, public management skills for public and nonprofit management
- Pamela Herd, analytical skills for public affairs and social policy
- Tom DeLeire, microeconomic policy analysis
Alumni and current students will discuss opportunities they had at the La Follette School in a second panel at 10:45 a.m., also in 4155 Grainger. Panelists include two graduates who earned master's degrees in international public affairs: Corey Singletary, a 2010 alum who also earned a certificate in energy analysis and policy, now an analyst with the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin; and Tom Hinds, a 2009 alum who is now an analyst with the Wisconsin Legislative Audit Bureau.
Three students who are to graduate this May will speak. Bicky Rimal is completing a Master of International Public Affairs and a certificate in energy analysis and policy. Erika Jones and Soumary Vongrassamy are earning Master of Public Affairs degrees.
For lunch, prospective students can join faculty and students, including MPA candidate Pete Braden, who are engaged in specific policy areas, including education and state funding, health, public management, international governance or international trade. Lunch will be in Grainger Hall's executive dining room.
Afterward, prospective students can learn about career development resources and opportunities for funding graduate school. The La Follette School Student Association will hold a social gathering with pizza and refreshments at Memorial Union.
"Prospective students will be able to ask questions during the panel discussions and other presentations," says student services coordinator Mary Treleven, who is organizing the visit day. "In addition, the luncheon and social organized by the student association will provide opportunities to interact in more informal settings."
— updated March 7, 2013