Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs
Thursday, 29 August 2013 00:00

Koliner helps shape health policy

Sara Koliner was in a job training session when she got a crash course on the U.S. health system. What she learned eventually brought her to the La Follette School to pursue a public affairs degree.

Through a trip to Washington, D.C., to visit workplaces and alumni La Follette School, students will gain insight into the array of career paths that a public affairs master's degree makes possible.

The La Follette School invites Washington, D.C.-area alumni and friends of the school to meet students, staff and faculty at a reception on Thursday, November 7, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Capitol View Business & Conference Center, 101 Constitution Avenue N.W.

After six years in the private sector, Claire Boyce knew she wanted to hone her management and analytical skills.

Amanda Wilmarth wants to improve U.S. relations with China and ease tensions on the Korean Peninsula, so 10 years after completing her bachelor's degree in international relations and East Asian studies, she is back at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, pursuing a Master of International Public Affairs degree.

Monday, 16 September 2013 11:21

Students to discuss internships

Students' summer internship experiences will be discussed at the semester's first noon seminar on Tuesday, September 17.
Thursday, 19 September 2013 09:54

Talk on Tuesday to explore finding DC internships

How to find an internship in Washington, D.C., will be explored in presentation Tuesday, September 24, from noon to 1 p.m. in 6201 Microbial Sciences.

On September 11, 2001, Matthew Mayeshiba was a freshman planning to study viola at the University of Minnesota.  But by 2005, with the invasion of Iraq and the presidential election, "there seemed to be so many more important things in the world," says Mayeshiba, who joined the military in 2006 and later enrolled at the La Follette School.

Ann Drazkowski wants to do something about the extreme inequality and poverty she has seen. The first-year student brings to La Follette School a blend of domestic and international experience in social policy.

Every day Hilary Shager uses the skills she learned at the La Follette School. "I am living program evaluation," says the 2005 alum and Wisconsin Department of Families and Children research analyst.

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