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From College to Career A Guide for Criminal Justice Majors

ISBN-10: 0205338380

ISBN-13: 9780205338382

Edition: 2004

Authors: Barbara Peat

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List price: $51.00
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/18/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 144
Size: 8.00" wide x 10.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.122
Language: English

Preface
The Heart of a Criminal Justice Professional
Interests and Goals
Desires and Values
Strengths and Weaknesses
Putting It All Together
Personal Experience
Activities
Why Did I Choose to Major in Criminal Justice?
What Do I Want to Do with My Degree?
Desires and Values
An Analysis of Strengths and Weaknesses
Putting It All Together
What to Expect: Looking at Career Tracks
Career Tracks
Postgraduate Education
Law Enforcement
Courts
Corrections
Other Factors to Consider
Testing
Academy or Certification Requirements
Education
Background Clearance
Physical Requirements
Geographic Location
Age
Continuing Education Requirements
Personal Experience
Activity
Exploring Resources
Choosing a Career
Goals and Specific Criminal Justice Positions: Looking for the Best Fit
Finding the Best Fit
Activities
Making Decisions about Careers
Career Decisions: Essay
Career Decisions: Job Announcements
Job Announcement Essay
Interview Questions
Interview Results
Job Announcements and Interview Essay
Task and Time Frame
Goals Essay
Wrap-Up Essay
Making Yourself Marketable
The Job Market
While You Are a Student
Student Associations
Conference Participation and/or Presentations
Campus Events
Career Fairs
Internships/Field Experience
Volunteer Work
Community Practicum
The Job Search
Time Investment
Qualifications
Resume
Cover Letter
Activities
Exploring Membership Options in Professional Organizations
Conference Paper Abstract
Campus Student Associations, Clubs, or Groups
Academic Campus Events
Back to the Basics: Reading, Writing, Arithmetic, and Research
While a Student
Reading
Writing
Arithmetic
Research
In Your Work
Reading
Writing
Arithmetic
Research
Personal Experience
Activities
Curriculum Requirements as a Puzzle
Pieces of the Future
Addressing Challenges
Working for a Bureaucracy
Working with Colleagues
Working with the Public
Knowing Yourself
Personal Experience
Activities
Government or Private Sector Employment
Getting to Know Yourself
Politics, Politics, Politics!
Elected Leaders
Office Politics
Politics and Employment in the Private Sector
Personal Experience
References
Activities
Elected Officials and Employment
Hiring Trends
Employment in the Private Sector
The Importance of Networking
Networking for Career Opportunities
Networking on the Job
Networking with Professionals in Other Disciplines
Career Changes
Personal Experience
Activities
Network Chart
Contacts in Network
Ethics
Ethics Defined in Context
Personal Ethical Standards
Scenarios: Dilemmas in Ethics
Ethics and the Public's Perception
Ethical Challenges to Be Faced
Personal Experience
Activities
Principles of Behavior
Code of Ethics and Principles
After Graduation: What Then?
Integration of Book Material
Alternative Career Choices
Expanding Career Potential
Staying Fresh
Second Careers
Conclusion
Activity
Putting It All Together Once More
Appendix