Colin Royster graduated from Randolph-Macon College in 2010 with
a major in political science. He is now putting his degree to work as a lobbyist
and regional representative for the Virginia Automobile
Dealers Association (Team VADA).
According to Colin, “My job has two main components. First, I call on auto dealers,
as well as legislators, and connect the two through grassroots lobbying. I also
work with our Dealer Services subsidiary which primarily focuses on business development,
where I do a lot of public relations work.”
Colin notes that his political science classes “gave me a solid foundation, with
a clear understanding of the political process. More importantly, Randolph-Macon
did not just teach me the facts, but equipped me with the ability to learn. Randolph-Macon
taught me how to accomplish whatever task is at hand -- research, analyze, present.
I learned a process to accomplish goals and solve problems.
“I enjoyed my experience at Randolph-Macon because it challenged me and made me
make connections between different disciplines in life. Randolph-Macon made me critically
think about the world in which we live in and how politics, religion, business,
and people are connected in all areas of life.”