La Follette School students Patrick Landers and Vanessa Studer along with Casey Hutchison (MIPA ’18) and Danny Benson (MPA ’17) advanced as finalists in the highly competitive Presidential Management Fellowship (PMF) program.
Summer internships took La Follette School students to Germany, California, Missouri, Chicago, India, Washington, D.C., and other locations during 2017. Several students stayed in Wisconsin, gaining valuable experience at government agencies, with nonprofit organizations, and in the private sector.
At the International Trade Administration, Julius Svoboda works to give U.S. oil and gas companies better access to foreign markets.
For Farha Tahir, gender analysis is the key to helping impoverished communities, even those she has never visited. "Good international development policy must consider the different roles men and women play in the communities the policy seeks to help," the La Follette School student says.
Change really has to be experienced firsthand, no matter how many graphs one has to chart economic and social transitions, student Nicole Thiher came to realize during the weeks she spent in Delhi, India, last summer.
Maria Toniolo is broadening her expertise in international trade, finance and economic development through the La Follette School's Master of International Public Affairs degree program.
Andrew Trembley came to the La Follette School so he could communicate with people who aren't experts in probit models and regression analysis.
Two graduating public affairs students reached the finalist stage of the prestigious Presidential Management Fellows Program that places recent graduates with federal agencies for two-year assignments.