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Robert M. La Follette
School of Public Affairs
1225 Observatory Drive
Madison, WI 53706

Telephone:  608.262.3581
Fax: 608.265.3233

Last updated:
November 20, 2013


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Alum honored for developing influence

2000 alum Carole Schaeffer is one of the 25 most influential people in the greater Madison area, local web site announced in July. Her role in the Madison Common Council’s decision to liberalize its tax increment financing policy won her the designation. She is executive director of Smart Growth Greater Madison, and owner and president of her own consulting firm.

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For Alumni and Friends

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: 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 . The subject line should read Jobs4Alumni. Job listings are available via BuckyNet. Contact the La Follette School career development coordinator, , 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:

The career development coordinator can be reached via or 608-263-2409.