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Cal 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.                


  • CCC members apply campaign management 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 and public policy.

Career Linkage

  • Several CCC former members held or hold public office, for example, borough mayor and city councilperson.
  • Several former CCC members worked or are currently working in government as legislative research associates, aides to state legislators and township managers.
  • One CCC member worked in the Department of State and another is currently working at the Department of Agriculture.
  • Some former CCC members earned, pursued, or are currently enrolled in applied campaign management, public policy, public administration or law graduate programs.

American Association of Political Consultants

2017 Annual Pollie Awards & Conference

Dr. Melanie Blumberg, CCC faculty advisor, judged entries in the following categories: Direct Mail: Candidate Division/Ballot Initiative Division/Public Affairs Division; Television: Candidate Division/Ballot Division, Public Affairs Division; Digital Internet: Candidate Division/Ballot Initiative Division; Phones: Candidate Division, Public Affairs Division/Miscellaneous; Radio: Candidate Division; Fundraising: Best Use of Email; Collateral: Mass Transit/Bus Signs/Most Original/Non-mail Brochure; International: Internet or Digital/Newspapers.

2016 Annual Pollie Awards & Conference

Adisa Hargett-Robinson attended the 2016 American Association of Political Consultants (AAPC) Pollie Awards & Conference in San Juan, Puerto Rico, where she had the opportunity to network she had the opportunity to network with industry professionals and hear presentations focused on key issues facing political consultants. Adisa is currently finishing her graduate degree in Journalism and Public Affairs (Broadcast Specialty) at American University and interning at NPR.

Dr. Melanie Blumberg judged entries in the following categories:  Direct Mail: Best Use of Negative or Contrast and Ballot Initiative Division: For Membership Organization/Best Use of Vote-By-Mail Ballot Requests/Best Use of Bilingual/Multilingual/Foreign Language .

Faculty Co-Advisors

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


Greg Harrison portrait.
Greg Harrison

Faculty Adviser
Department of Art & Design