Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs
Wednesday, 27 November 2013 05:49

Alum to speak about career with VA

Alum Abe Rabinowitz will reflect on his public policy career with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs at Policy and a Pint on Tuesday, December 3, at 5:30 p.m. at Brocach, 7 West Main Street.

Ten years after graduating from the La Follette School, Joe Thompson finds himself in a high-risk position.For the U.S. Government Accountability Office's Natural Resources and Environment Team, the senior analyst identifies how climate change threatens federal infrastructure and programs.

Thursday, 21 November 2013 09:13

91 alum leads Wisconsin budget office

1991 alum Michael Heifetz is the new director of the Wisconsin budget office.

Fourteen alumni and friends of the school carried out mock interviews with 54 first-year La Follette school students, giving each practice at interviewing for a job.

2010 Master of International Public Affairs alum Farha Tahir met with students to discuss careers, informational interviews and other job search strategies.
Based on the number of business cards swapped, hands shaken and questions asked, the first "La Follette in D.C." program was an outstanding success in bringing students to the U.S. capital to meet alumni and employers.

Working with immigrant children in two countries showed Katie Lorenze that too often politicians pass legislation focused on broad, vague ideas and without thought for the often unintended consequences. "In Spain and the United States, I saw how bad public policy affects children and families every day," the second-year La Follette School student says.

Thursday, 12 September 2013 00:00

Emmel looks forward to exploring big picture

Ben Emmel is looking forward to gaining more skills to help people. "I am interested more in the bigger picture, in issues and public policy," the first-year student says.

More than 65 people are expected at Thursday's reception in Washington, D.C., for alumni and friends of the La Follette School. The social gathering is 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Capitol View Business & Conference Center, 101 Constitution Avenue NW. Alumni are encouraged to attend even if they have not rsvped.
Tuesday, 29 October 2013 11:26

Students network with alumni, friends

Alumni and other public policy professionals sat down with first-year La Follette School students to talk about careers at a speed-networking session October 28.
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