Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs
Monday, 03 February 2014 10:05

State hiring process to be explored

La Follette School students can learn how to  navigate the state of Wisconsin's hiring process from an alum and a recruiter  for the Office of State Employee Relations  in a session on Thursday, February 6, at noon in the school's conference room.
A bipartisan professional development class designed for staff of the Wisconsin Assembly is being offered in January by the La Follette School of Public Affairs.
Wednesday, 06 November 2013 00:00

Behm deepens knowledge of energy policy

Andrew Behm enjoys working in a policy area that is beginning to change after decades of equilibrium — energy policy.

Wednesday, 27 November 2013 05:49

Alum to speak about career with VA

Alum Abe Rabinowitz will reflect on his public policy career with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs at Policy and a Pint on Tuesday, December 3, at 5:30 p.m. at Brocach, 7 West Main Street.

Ten years after graduating from the La Follette School, Joe Thompson finds himself in a high-risk position.For the U.S. Government Accountability Office's Natural Resources and Environment Team, the senior analyst identifies how climate change threatens federal infrastructure and programs.

Thursday, 21 November 2013 09:13

91 alum leads Wisconsin budget office

1991 alum Michael Heifetz is the new director of the Wisconsin budget office.

Fourteen alumni and friends of the school carried out mock interviews with 54 first-year La Follette school students, giving each practice at interviewing for a job.

2010 Master of International Public Affairs alum Farha Tahir met with students to discuss careers, informational interviews and other job search strategies.
Based on the number of business cards swapped, hands shaken and questions asked, the first "La Follette in D.C." program was an outstanding success in bringing students to the U.S. capital to meet alumni and employers.

Working with immigrant children in two countries showed Katie Lorenze that too often politicians pass legislation focused on broad, vague ideas and without thought for the often unintended consequences. "In Spain and the United States, I saw how bad public policy affects children and families every day," the second-year La Follette School student says.

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