Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

News: Career Development

Friday, November 21, 2014

4 students named PMF semi-finalists

Four La Follette School students have been selected as semi-finalists in the prestigious Presidential Management Fellowship program: Virginia Andersen, Ben Emmel, Bennett Javenkoski and Don Eggert.

Thirteen alumni and friends of the school carried out mock interviews with 34 first-year La Follette school students, giving each practice at interviewing for a job.

Two dozen La Follette School students descended on Chicago November 6 for a whirlwind career exploration visit, the second such event sponsored by the school in the past year.

Alum Lisa Ellinger will speak at the Thursday, November 20, Policy After Work Series at Broacach, 7 West Main, from 5-7 p.m.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

MIPA alum to discuss development work

2008 alum Andria Hayes-Birchler will discuss her work as a senior development policy officer with the Millennium Challenge Corporation, a U.S. foreign assistance agency, in a seminar Tuesday, November 11, from noon to 1 p.m. in 225 Ingraham Hall.

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.

Alumni and other public policy professionals sat down with 39 La Follette School students to talk about careers at a speed-networking session October 27.

David Lippiatt, co-founder of WE International, will speak at the La Follette School's Policy After Work Series on Tuesday, October 14, at Brocach, 7 West Main Street, from 5-7 p.m.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Students to share internship experiences

Four students will talk about how they used their La Follette School training during their summer internships in a noon seminar on Tuesday, October 14, in 209 Animal Science Building.

Friday, October 3, 2014

Seminar to examine consulting career

Consulting in the public sector is the topic of a seminar on Friday, October 10, at noon in the school conference room. Phil Kangas, a partner with consulting firm Grant Thornton LLP, will speak about career opportunities.

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