A Great Opportunity for Students to Meet Campaign Professionals
The American Association of Political Consultants (AAPC) is the world’s largest organization of political consultants and public affairs professionals. Every four years the AAPC holds their Academic Outreach Conference, where college students from across the nation have an opportunity to meet well-known campaign professionals. Over the course of the two day meeting, students listen to panel discussion of current events related to campaigns and elections, have meals with campaign professionals and network with other students with similar professional aspirations.
Political science students and faculty from Mercyhurst University regularly attend this informative conference. The three-day, two-night event is a great opportunity for students and faculty to discuss current issues related to campaigns and elections, and to get socialize outside of Preston Hall. Students with political ambitions or who are interested in a career in applied politics have an opportunity to get feel for the life of an activist, political consultant or campaign manager.