Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

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.


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

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