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Friday, December 3, 2021

Manman Ding, MIPA, EAP

The La Follette School offers so many opportunities that you can take advantage of, and you will always have engaged and experienced staff and faculty to help in your search for career direction.

Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Ian Pearson, MPA

"A La Follette School alumnus connected me with an internship at Madison College, where I worked on higher education policy challenges."

Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Emma Heins, MPA, EAP

It was beneficial to apply economic principles I learned in classes with a real-world client and to get some practical experience liaising and communicating with a client.

"Academically and professionally, I sought a challenging program that was a catalyst in its field. I was drawn to the prestige, longevity, and history of the La Follette School."

Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Austin Fraley, MIPA

"The La Follette School is great at providing connections with alumni who can give you great advice about what courses to take, what the ups and downs of their jobs are like, and just give you great guidance all around."

Wednesday, November 3, 2021

Kao Lee Yang, MPA, PhD in neuroscience

I intended to pursue a career as a psychologist. However, my grandmother passed away from dementia, and that changed my career trajectory. I wanted to learn more about dementia and how scientific knowledge of dementia could impact policies and practices that affect people living with the illness.

I went to a small school for my undergraduate studies, and I wanted to keep this tight-knit community while also having the resources of a large and world-renowned research university. My time at the La Follette School has allowed me to have both.

Monday, May 24, 2021

Molly Gallagher, MPA

Several years of working in classrooms, research labs, and other educational arenas shaped my understanding of the shortcomings within education systems. This motivated me to improve learning outcomes for populations left at the margins of education.

The La Follette School provides a robust independent study structure that allows you to pair personal interests and experiences with real-world clients that make the classroom material that much more enriching.

Monday, May 10, 2021

Hayley Barwick, MPA

My most rewarding experience has been getting to know the community. My classmates have unique life experiences they bring to the classroom, which make discussions engaging.

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