Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs
Friday, 27 September 2019 07:49

Kate Austin Stanford (MPA/MPH '15)

"Skills that I learned and gained in graduate school, I’ve used in the private sector as well as in the public sector. That includes quantitative analysis and strong writing skills, as well as the ability to interpret data and research findings and then translate them from academia into more plain language – this makes research and learning accessible across different audiences."

Friday, 25 January 2019 12:46

Alan Paberzs (MPA ’05)

The two transferable skills that the La Follette School trained me to embrace revolve around writing and data.

Monday, 03 December 2018 11:12

Ryan Baumtrog (MPA, 2008)

The rigorous nature of the school and the natural competition with students taught me what it would take to succeed and make a difference in a professional environment.

Thursday, 11 October 2018 12:07

Ruanda McFerren (MPA/MS ’18)

On a near daily basis, I am in meetings that relate to a real-world version of grad school group work. Whether it is assisting in development of a new citywide housing policy, compiling information on digital innovations, or coming up with ideas for #cityhallselfie day, much of the work I’m engaged in involves a deep level of communication and collaboration.

Thursday, 16 August 2018 16:26

Kavan Kucko (MIPA '08)

At the La Follette School, I learned how to work with and manage large data sets and manipulate them with statistics. I use those skills every day.

Thursday, 21 June 2018 13:46

Joseph Bates (MPA/MPH ’17)

The most rewarding aspect of my current position is constituent casework. ... In my opinion, assisting constituents with these issues defines what it means to be a public servant and to work in public affairs.

Tuesday, 15 May 2018 08:35

Sarah Foster (MPA/MPH ’14)

Professor David Weimer trained me well on how to write an effective memo, QUICKLY!

Monday, 22 January 2018 10:33

Jamie Aulik (MPA '06)

Having served at the federal, state, county, and local level, I’m living proof that a La Follette School education can literally prepare you for almost any career field in government.

Wednesday, 08 November 2017 10:05

Carolyn Hill (MA ’96)

Karl Scholz was instrumental in opening up the possibility of me of getting a PhD and thinking about the best kind of program given my interests. I loved my coursework and learning at La Follette.

Tuesday, 22 August 2017 09:43

Krista (Zieche) Willing (MPA ’08)

As someone who hires many different policy and budgeting positions for the state, we look for applicants that have the skills taught at La Follette.

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