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What Does a Career in Advocacy Look Like?

Apr 01, 2015

Chelsee Woodey, director of legislative affairs for IDFA, participated last weekend in a panel discussion on careers in advocacy at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Va. Speaking to undergraduate students during the “Making a Living, Making a Difference” symposium, Woodey shared the highlights of her career path and outlined the skills and experience needed for her job as a lobbyist for dairy foods companies.

“As IDFA works to build out the NextGEN Dairy Network, opportunities like this are important to show students what the dairy industry has to offer beyond the grocery shelf,” said Woodey.  “There are many avenues recent graduates can take when considering their next steps, and this is a good way for IDFA to encourage young adults to consider careers in advocacy.”  

The Cohen Career Center at the College of William and Mary hosted the day-long symposium to provide networking opportunities for the student and to foster discussions about a variety of career paths in politics, environmental policy and advocacy work. Approximately 60 students attended the symposium.

For more information, contact Woodey at

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