Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

News: Career Development

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.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Emmel looks forward to exploring big picture

Ben Emmel is looking forward to gaining more skills to help people. "I am interested more in the bigger picture, in issues and public policy," the first-year student says.

More than 65 people are expected at Thursday's reception in Washington, D.C., for alumni and friends of the La Follette School. The social gathering is 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Capitol View Business & Conference Center, 101 Constitution Avenue NW. Alumni are encouraged to attend even if they have not rsvped.
Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Students network with alumni, friends

Alumni and other public policy professionals sat down with first-year La Follette School students to talk about careers at a speed-networking session October 28.
Thursday, August 29, 2013

Koliner helps shape health policy

Sara Koliner was in a job training session when she got a crash course on the U.S. health system. What she learned eventually brought her to the La Follette School to pursue a public affairs degree.

Through a trip to Washington, D.C., to visit workplaces and alumni La Follette School, students will gain insight into the array of career paths that a public affairs master's degree makes possible.

The La Follette School invites Washington, D.C.-area alumni and friends of the school to meet students, staff and faculty at a reception on Thursday, November 7, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Capitol View Business & Conference Center, 101 Constitution Avenue N.W.

After six years in the private sector, Claire Boyce knew she wanted to hone her management and analytical skills.

Amanda Wilmarth wants to improve U.S. relations with China and ease tensions on the Korean Peninsula, so 10 years after completing her bachelor's degree in international relations and East Asian studies, she is back at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, pursuing a Master of International Public Affairs degree.

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