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California Campaign Consultants

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California Campaign Consultants (CCC) is a multidisciplinary organization that teaches students the basics of professionalizing campaigns, including: campaign strategy, graphic design, voter mobilization, and debate techniques. Faculty in political science, behavioral psychology, graphic design and art, communication studies, theater, and journalism share their expertise with students. Members use their skills to manage campaigns for student government president. Two campus leaders laid the groundwork for the unique group, which is funded by the Student Association, Inc.                

Objectives

  • CCC members apply campaign manage techniques to student government campaigns.   
  • CCC members apply their knowledge and skills by working on candidates campaigns for public office.
  • CCC members run for public office.
  • CCC members pursue graduate degrees in related fields, such as campaign management, public administration, public policy, and legal studies.

Career Linkage

  • Several CCC members hold public office (e. g., mayor and city council) or work in government
    (e .g., legislative assistant, state party caucus research and policy assistant, state party media relations, and the Department of State).
  • Several CCC members are pursuing or have earned graduate degrees in applied campaign management, public administration, public policy and law.

American Association of Political Consultants

2014 Annual Pollie Awards & Conference

Cal Campaign Consultants sent three students to the American Association of Political Consultants (AAPC) 2014 Annual Pollie Awards & Conference in San Diego, Calif.

At the conference, students had the opportunity to network with industry professionals and hear presentations focusing on key issues facing the political consulting industry, including the 2014 midterm elections.

Students who attended the conference:

  • Breanna Blose
  • Adisa Hargett-Robinson
  • Rachel Opferman

Dr. Melanie Blumberg, CCC faculty advisor, judged the following categories: Candidate Division: Web Video-Best Use of Humor and Best Overall Use of Social Media-Governor/Public Affairs Division: Web Video-National, and Best Technology Innovation.

2013 APSCUF Lobby Days

Five students had the opportunity to meet state legislators, attend House and Senate sessions, and learn first-hand how state government works. 

  •    Breanna Blose  
  •    Courtney Cochran
  •    Adisa Hargett-Robinson
  •    Kembia Munsanje
  •    Alex Tolbert

Faculty Co-Advisors

Portrait of Dr. Melanie J. Blumberg
Dr. Melanie Blumberg
Faculty Adviser
Department of History & Political Science

blumberg@calu.edu

 

Greg Harrison portrait.
Greg Harrison

Faculty Adviser
Department of Art & Design

harrison_g@calu.edu