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Lobbying & Government Advocacy Certificate (Undergraduate)

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Facilitating Results for Industry, Business, and Professions

The Lobbying and Government Advocacy Certificate provides students the knowledge and skills needed to effectively communicate with government to influence legislative policymaking, executive branch rulemaking, and judicial decisions at the state and federal levels on a variety of issues important within their chosen fields within business, industry, and professions: for example, nursing, engineering, education, business, and agriculture. Students will be equipped to lobby government on behalf of their employer, trade and professional organizations, or as a professional lobbyist. This certificate is beneficial to all majors.

Is it for you?

This program will be a good fit if you:

  • Aspire to be a leader in your field, business, or industry
  • Are interested in regional, national, and global events
  • Have strong writing and communication skills
  • Are a critical thinker and enjoy problem solving
  • Enjoy working with people

Career Opportunities

  • Public relations specialist
  • Government liaison
  • Government relations director
  • Lobbyist
  • Organizational leadership
  • Administration and Management across industry and professions

Undecided or still deciding on a major and future career?

If you are uncertain about your major and have questions about career planning, you are not alone. Choosing a major or career can be a very difficult decision. The Exploratory Studies program may be a good fit if you are unsure of your major and career focus. Entering the university in the Exploratory Studies program will help you gain confidence and valuable insights on majors and minors available at SDSU and future career choices. 

In addition, FOCUS 2 Career, a self-guided assessment, education and career planning program, will help you reflect on your values, interests, personality traits, and skills to provide valuable insight as you explore major and career choices. SDSU students may access FOCUS 2 Career by using their student email and password. After completing FOCUS 2 Career, you may find it helpful to discuss your results with a Career Coach in the Office of Career Development.