Government Relations & Lobbying
Government relations can offer some of the most rewarding careers if you are passionate about local, regional and national policies and issues. Your job will be to influence policy, legislation, regulations, or negotiations on behalf of interest groups, governments, industries, specific companies or other constituencies. Collectively, these activities are called “lobbying.” As issues facing government become more complicated, the work of lobbyists takes on increasing importance. Lobbying positions are influenced by the ebb and flow of politics, and by elections, which may change which party is in power. Successful lobbyists often have experience working directly for state or federal government agencies, and moving in and out of government usually increases marketability in both the public and private sectors.