News: Career Development
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.
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.
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.
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.