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Students to visit Legislative Audit Bureau

La Follette School students will visit the Wisconsin Legislative Audit Bureau on Friday, October 26, from 9:30-11 am. to learn about employment opportunities.

Students will be greeted by state auditor Joe Chrisman and hear from Kate Wade, program evaluation director, and La Follette School alumni and legislative program analysts Amy Klusmeier and McKinney Austin.

“LAB has great ties to La Follette, with a number of alumni securing positions there after graduation, including from last year’s graduating class,” says trip organizer Steve Kulig, the alumni coordinator for the La Follette School Student Association. “The visit is a great opportunity for all students, even those who may not have working or interning for a state agency on their radar.”

Students interested in attending should contact Kulig,, so he can get a head count for LAB staff.

The Legislative Audit Bureau is a non-partisan legislative service agency that assists the Legislature with oversight of state operations. The bureau conducts objective audits and evaluations of state agency operations to ensure financial transactions have been made in a legal and proper manner and to determine whether programs are administered effectively, efficiently and in accordance with the policies of the Legislature and the governor. The results of these evaluations are provided to the Legislature, along with recommendations for improvements in agency operations.

Many La Follette School alumni work or have worked for the LAB, including several whose La Follette School profiles are available: Dan Kleinmaier, Liz Drilias, Tom Hinds, Jake Schindler, Jennie Mauer and Marci McCoy-Roth.

— posted October 19, 2012