“Throughout my time working here I gained an invaluable experience learning how to work in a professional setting, manage time with multiple projects, understand and utilize new technologies, improve my knowledge of public policies, and the ins and outs of working for a public institution.”
UniverCity Alliance and Dane County Board of Supervisors
“I valued having a great supervisor who pushed my critical thinking, data analysis, research, presentation, and problem-solving skills. Also, I was able to work on a project I was passionate about which added value to my experience. This internship challenged me to combine my knowledge of public health and public policy and challenged me to use skills from my dual degree coursework.”
Wisconsin Department of Employee Trust Funds (ETF)
“…appreciated the opportunity to see the inner workings of a government organization and experience all of the complications that are typically associated with being a bureaucrat…My supervisors were great mentors, they helped me learn about a variety of health policy topics, and they frequently provided me with useful and informative feedback.”
“As the Policy and Government Affairs Intern, this has been an incredible opportunity to participate in the innerworkings of legislative process at the state level gaining in-depth knowledge about fiscal policy and the biennial budget, regulatory agency management, and about how important it is to have a voice early in the policy process.”
Graduation ceremony speakers spread message of hope
On Sunday, May 14, the La Follette School’s master’s degree graduates, including 37 MPA students and 13 MIPA students, celebrated their graduation in the Wisconsin Capitol’s Assembly Chamber.
La Follette School awards record number of undergraduate certificates
This May, 138 students who received undergraduate degrees from UW–Madison also earned certificates from the La Follette School of Public Affairs.
Anton joins school’s Board of Visitors
The La Follette School is excited to announce new Board of Visitors member JoAnne Anton, director of giving for Herb Kohl Philanthropies.
Alumni news – May 2023
Drawing on their diverse talents, our alumni’s new roles include a budget and policy analyst, a grassroots advocacy manager, a deputy chief of staff, a contributing writer, and more!
Epic tour for La Follette!
La Follette faculty, staff, and students visited Epic Systems to learn from Epic leadership about data, health equity, and how electronic health records can improve health.
La Follette students highlight benefits of universal child savings accounts in Wisconsin
La Follette School students showed that universal child savings accounts could have significant benefits for the state when they conducted the first statewide cost-benefit analysis of the idea.