Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

The La Follette School maintains an extensive network of more than 2,000 alumni and friends who stay connected by:

Mentoring Students

Alumni and friends can share with students information about their jobs and workplaces through professional development activities that include speed networking, mentoring, and informational interviews. To learn how to get involved, contact the Career Development Office: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 608-263-2409.

Career Development for Alumni and Friends

Alumni considering job changes may sign up for the Jobs4Alumni list serve, which disseminates job announcements for more experienced applicants. To join this list serve, send your name and e-mail address to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The subject line should read Jobs4Alumni. Job listings are available via BuckyNet. Contact the La Follette School career development coordinator, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., to create an account to access the listings.

Alumni, friends and students are invited to join the La Follette group on LinkedIn, a professional networking web site. Joining allows members to find and contact other La Follette members on LinkedIn. As the site's administrator, the school's career development coordinator ensures every member has a professional connection to La Follette. This group helps members to:

  • Reach individual members from La Follette, who are all students, alumni, faculty, staff and friends of the school
  • Accelerate careers and business through referrals from La Follette group members
  • Know more than a name by viewing rich professional profiles from fellow La Follette group members
  • Contact participating alumni and friends as a group

The career development coordinator can be reached via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 608-263-2409.