Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

News: Business

"Academically and professionally, I sought a challenging program that was a catalyst in its field. I was drawn to the prestige, longevity, and history of the La Follette School."

The classes, people, activities are pushing me out of my comfort zone and helping me discover my hidden potential. The qualitative interactions enabled me to gain a greater sense of self. Choosing the La Follette School has been one of the best decisions of my life!

Friday, November 11, 2016

Elizabeth Doyle, MPA

The networking opportunities and feedback regarding professional development provided by the school have been particularly helpful in defining my career goals and supporting my career search.

With the La Follette School’s emphasis on clear communication, Katie O’Sullivan has parlayed her interest in data analysis into a career that spans the public and private sectors. As PricewaterhouseCoopers’(PwC) Midwest Region Practice Director, the 2000 alum develops and drives project initiatives that affect six Midwest markets and the region as a whole.

Wisconsin is likely to see the most growth in available jobs in management and professional services to business, health care and social services, and leisure and recreation services into 2020, according to a report prepared for Competitive Wisconsin's BE BOLD 3 initiative by two La Follette School professors.

More companies and organizations in Norway and Asia will be making the world smaller under the management of La Follette School alum Daniel Bellefleur. The 2010 alum is helping Norway's version of the U.S. Peace Corps expand its programming in Asia.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Water privatization in Bolivia to be discussed

Water, community and privatization in Bolivia will be discussed at the La Follette School seminar at noon Tuesday, December 2, in the school’s conference room.

Twenty-nine La Follette School students are going to Chicago on Thursday, November 6, for a career development visit that culminates with an alumni reception from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce in the Wrigley Building, Suite 900, 410 N. Michigan Avenue.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Zich applies skills to energy sector

When Tyrel Zich graduated from the University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire, he knew he wanted to add a strong quantitative skill set to his foundation of qualitative skills, so he came to the La Follette School of Public Affairs.

2008 alum Andrew Turner has completed a study of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and credit unions for the Filene Research Institute, an independent, consumer finance think and do tank.

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