News: Student Profiles
The La Follette School’s passion for cultivating students’ quantitative and qualitative skills was a big reason why I chose this program.
In the La Follette School, I found a program committed in word and deed to supporting students who want to make a career of public service. That made all the difference for me.
"The La Follette School gives me the flexibility to take the courses I find most relevant. French coursework has helped me communicate with my partner in the Congo DPR, while a human resources class at the Wisconsin School of Business gave me an introduction on how to effectively manage an organization’s human capital."
I plan to work in Chicago either in the public or nonprofit sector after graduation. I would love to work in the local government such as Cook County or the City of Chicago.
After completing my terminal degree, I want to work for a salient agricultural-research organization that has tangible influence on food policy – such as the US Department of Agriculture, Food & Drug Administration, or International Food Policy Research Institute.
The main thing that drew me to the La Follette School was the flexible curriculum. In my previous degrees, the curriculum was always very specialized and rigid, and I really wanted a more liberal arts style education from my graduate studies.
I was attracted to the La Follette School because of its expertise in social policy, small class size, flexible courses structure, and family-like atmosphere.
The client-based project aspect of many courses has helped me develop better communication, time management, and team-working skills.
I am a project assistant for Professor Menzie Chinn, former senior economist with the White House Council of Economic Advisers. I was drawn to this position because of my strong interest in Professor Chinn’s research in international trade. We are doing research on the topic of elasticity of demand for US imports and exports.