Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

Of 54 May 2013 La Follette School graduates, 45 entered the workforce, two sought additional degrees, one took time out of the workforce to raise a family, and six were continuing their progress toward a La Follette approved joint degree or certificate. Of those who entered the workforce, 82 percent (37 people) reported by December 20, 2013, that they had secured jobs or internships in their fields.

Where the Class of 2013 is Working

Below is a sample of where 2013 graduates are working.

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International Sector

  • Thai Ministry of Interior
  • Labor Party of Norway

Federal Sector

  • Central Intelligence Agency
  • U.S. Department of Transportation

State Sector

  • Wisconsin Legislative Audit Bureau
  • Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services
  • Wisconsin Department Health Services
  • Wisconsin Department of Administration
  • Wisconsin Departmentof Children and Families
  • Wisconsin Department of Justice
  • Wisconsin Public Service Commission
  • New Hampshire Office of Legislative Budget Assistant

Local Sector

  • Dakota County, Minnesota, Community Services

Nonprofit/Education Sector

  • University of Wisconsin–Madison, Population Health Institute
  • University of Wisconsin–Madison, Value Added Research Center
  • Education Trust of California
  • Prisoners' Legal Services of New York
  • Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council
  • Verified Carbon Standard
  • Clean Wisconsin and River Alliance of Wisconsin

Private Sector

  • Kema
  • Focus on Energy
  • PRR Public Relations
  • Dell Compellent
  • Epic

Career Statistics 2012

Career Statistics 2011

Career Statistics 2010

Graduates of the La Follette School of Public Affairs' are employed around the world for national, state and local governments, private businesses and nonprofit organizations.

Of the 44 May 2010 graduates, 84 percent (37 people) reported by October 15, 2010, that they had secured jobs or internships in their field or that they were in pursuit of further study. Another is not in the job market due to family concerns. Of those 37 alumni, 23 are in Madison, four are in Washington, D.C., and seven are working elsewhere in the United States. One is working abroad. Thirty-one students (71 percent of the class) reported having jobs or internships in their field. Six are pursuing or continuing Ph.Ds.

As of August 18, 2010, 75 percent (33 people) reported employment or internships in their field or planned pursuit of further study. In comparison to August 2009, a class of 48 students, 69 percent (33 alumni) reported they were working or learning in their fields. Of those 33, seven planned to seek additional education.

Below is a sample of where 2010 alumni are working:

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Public Sector: Federal

  • Government Accountability Office
  • Forest Service
  • Army
  • Housing and Urban Development as presidential management fellow

Public Sector: State Government

  • Wisconsin Office of Justice Assistance
  • Division on Health Care Access and Accountability, Wisconsin Department of Health Services
  • Wisconsin Department of Transportation
  • Wisconsin Department of Administration Budget Office
  • Wisconsin Legislative Audit Bureau
  • Wisconsin Legislative Fiscal Bureau
  • Public Service Commission of Wisconsin

Nonprofit or Education Sector

  • Institute for Research on Poverty
  • IRIS Center, University of Maryland
  • University of Wisconsin–Madison Energy Institute

Private Sector

  • Aspen Institute
  • Epic
  • Wisconsin Credit Union League
  • National Community Tax Coalition
  • Peterson Institute for International Economics

International

  • Emerging Markets Development Advisors Program fellowship with the American Chamber of Commerce in Jakarta

Career Placement Statistics handout

Of the 53 May 2012 graduates, 43 entered the workforce, two sought additional degrees, and eight were continuing their progress toward a La Follette approved joint degree or certificate. Of those who entered the workforce, 95 percent (41 people) reported by February 8, 2013, that they had secured jobs or internships in their field. Eighty-six percent (37 people) secured jobs or internships in their field by August 14, 2012.

Where the Class of 2012 is Working

Below is a sample of where the Class of 2012 are working. * Denotes domestic jobs with international focus.

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International Sector

  • Government of Thailand, Bangkok
  • Inter American Development Bank

Public Sector: Federal

  • Government Accountability Office
  • U.S. Department of theTreasury
  • Central Intelligence Agency*
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • Veterans Administration

Public Sector: Local

  • City of Chicago, Office of Inspector
  • City of Houston, Budget Office

Public Sector: State Government

  • South Dakota Supreme Court
  • Wisconsin Department of Justice
  • Maryland General Assembly
  • Wisconsin Legislative Fiscal Bureau
  • Wisconsin Legislative Audit Bureau
  • Wisconsin Department of Children and Families
  • Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
  • Wisconsin Department of Health Services
  • Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction
  • Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development

Non-Profit or Education Sector

  • University of Wisconsin Foundation
  • University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute
  • City Year of Los Angeles
  • University of Wisconsin Center for Tobacco Research
  • Advance Illinois
  • Milwaukee Hunger Task Force

Private Sector

  • Cheniere Energy Inc.
  • Boardman and Clark law firm
  • KEMA Energy Consulting
  • Vonlay Consulting

Career Placement Statistics handout

Graduates of the La Follette School of Public Affairs' are employed around the world for national, state and local governments, private businesses and nonprofit organizations.

Of the 39 May 2011 graduates, 97 percent (38 people) reported by September 30, 2011, that they had secured jobs in their field or that they were in pursuit of further study. Of those 38 alumni, 17 are in Madison, six are in D.C., and 11 are elsewhere in the United States. Three are working abroad. Two are pursuing further education.

In comparison, as of August 18, 2010, 75 percent (33 people) reported employment or internships in their field or they planned pursuit of further study. Of the 48 members of the class of 2009, 69 percent (33 alumni) reported by August 2009 they were working or learning in their fields. Of those 33, seven planned to seek additional education.

Below is a sample of where 2011 alumni are working:

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Public Sector: State Government

  • Honorable Robert D. Martin, Chief Bankruptcy Judge, Western District of Wisconsin
  • Wisconsin Department of Transportation
  • Wisconsin Department of Children and Families, Milwaukee and Madison
  • Wisconsin Public Service Commission
  • Wisconsin Department of Health Services Division of Long-Term Care
  • Joint Budget Committee, Colorado General Assembly
  • Wisconsin Legislative Audit Bureau

Non-Profit or Education Sector

  • Teach for America
  • University of Wisconsin–Madison, Department of Communication Arts
  • University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute
  • United Way of Dane County
  • Education Pioneers in New York City
  • University of Wisconsin–Madison, Center for Financial Security
  • Value-Added Research Center at the Wisconsin Center for Education Research

Private Sector

  • Civic Consulting Alliance
  • ICF International*
  • Concentric Energy Advisors
  • KEMA
  • Health First Wisconsin
  • National Association for College Admission Counseling
  • Government Finance Officers Association
  • Pacific Economics Group Research

International Sector

  • Common Hope, in Antigua, Guatemala

Public Sector: Federal

  • Government Accountability Office
  • Presidential Management Fellow: Office of Management and Budget's Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Transportation and Homeland Security branch
  • Central Intelligence Agency (two)*
  • Department of Homeland Security

Public Sector: Local

  • Dakota County, Minnesota

Career Placement Statistics handout

La Follette School 6-Month Post-Graduation Career Statistics for the Class of 2015

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  • Of 63 2015 La Follette School graduates, 58 entered the workforce; 4 sought additional degrees; and 1 chose not to enter the workforce at this time for personal reasons1
  • Of the 58 who reported entering the workforce, 98 percent (57 graduates) reported by December, 2015 that they had secured jobs or internships in their fields

Sample of where 2015 graduates are working:

Federal Sector

  • US Government Accountability Office
  • National Renewable Energy Laboratory
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • US Army (West Point)

State Sector

  • WI Legislative Audit Bureau
  • WI Dept. of Corrections
  • WI Dept. of Health Services
  • WI Dept. of Children and Families
  • Oregon Legislative Fiscal Office
  • Ohio Dept. of Education

International Sector

  • Ecuador Ministry of Foreign Relations
  • Education International Corporation (China)

 Private Sector

  • Grant Thornton LLP
  • Acumen LLC
  • Spectrum Health
  • Deloitte
  • Epic
  • Economic Development Research Group

Local Sector

  • City of Madison, WI, Dept. of Public Works
  • City of Sun Prairie, WI
  • City of Amery, WI

Nonprofit/Education Sector

  • UW-Madison, Center on Education Research
  • United Way of Tucson
  • National Council on Crime and Delinquency
  • MN Community Reinvestment Fund
  • American Institutes for Research
  • Taos Land Trust
  • healthTIDE
  • Maine Center for Economic Policy

1 Five students did not respond to the six-month post-graduation survey. We used LinkedIn and other publicly available data when applicable to include information for those who did not respond and imputed information from the three-month survey for one student for whom we could not verify information via this method.

 

Career Statistics 2015 (pdf, 94 KB)

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Career Statistics 2013

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