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Political Science majors are also well-suited to work with interest groups such as organizations of like-minded citizens, associations of business firms, individual corporations and labor unions. These organizations look for people with the ability to analyze and address public policy as well as to plan ways to affect favorably the outcomes of political processes. Work in these organizations would include advocating particular policy choices and trying to persuade public officials to see the policy situation their way. Similar to this type of work is that with political parties, individual campaigns and campaign consulting firms. More and more people are entering electoral politics with the goal of becoming campaign consultants. Campaigns require people who are willing to work long hours, often for little pay, particularly at the entry level positions, and often who are willing to travel. This profession is not for someone who wants regular, stable office hours.