Alumni and friends of the La Follette School of Public Affairs at UW-Madison are invited to a reception at the Milwaukee Sail Loft on Thursday, March 31. The reception follows the School’s first day-long La Follette in Milwaukee career exploration program.
The reception at the Milwaukee Sail Loft, 649 E. Erie St., begins at 5 p.m. Hors d’oeuvres will be served and a cash bar will be available until 6:30 p.m.
“The La Follette School is excited to offer this type of hands-on career services programming for our students,” said Associate Director Hilary Shager. “The program will be similar to previous student trips to Chicago and Washington, DC, giving students professional development opportunities outside of Madison and helping them meet and network with those working in the policy field, including La Follette alumni.”
The program is supported by a grant from the Wisconsin Alumni Association and UW-Madison’s College of Letters & Science Career Initiative and Career Services. Approximately 25 students and staff members are expected to participate.
The group will begin the day at Milwaukee City Hall, where Budget and Management Director Mark Nicolini (’83 MA) will host a panel discussion with several local people involved in public policymaking, including La Follette School alumni. Students also will participate in a working lunch with policy research professionals from the Public Policy Forum and the Wisconsin Policy Research Institute.
In the afternoon, students will visit the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District (MMSD), where they will learn about the Kinnickinnic River Corridor Neighborhood Plan.
Immediately preceding the reception, La Follette students will participate in a panel discussion with policy professionals from the Public Policy Institute of Community Advocates at the Milwaukee Sail Loft.