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Frequently our students and those who are considering the criminal justice major will inquire about the future prospects of employment in the field. Because Wilmington University is centrally located near so many job markets in Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania and New Jersey our graduates have been very successful in obtaining employment in a job in their chosen field of study. The students also have the benefit of having professors who are currently active in the profession who are always willing to advise their students. The networking opportunities of the Criminal Justice Association are also very helpful as students get to meet potential employers in less formal settings.
Career development is addressed in CRJ 101 , Survey of Criminal Justice, as students discuss a number of topics that review career opportunities and invite guest speakers to class who supply specific information about careers. Careers in criminal justice are addressed in CRJ 450 , Senior Seminar, when students receive specific information on the preparation of a resume intended for use in a criminal justice setting. Students in Senior Seminar are also given the opportunity to participate in mock employment interviews with professionals from the field. CRJ 490, Internship, provides students with an opportunity to spend an extended period of time in a criminal justice agency learning all of the facets of the host agency. Frequently the interns are invited to apply for employment in the agency after the internship is completed. Some students capitalize on the networking opportunities of the internship experience.
The Wilmington University Career Development Office helps students through personal attention to meet individual needs and through sponsoring general career fairs on a regular basis.
Some of our graduates have obtained employment as:
This information applies to students who enter this degree program during the 2012-2013 Academic Year. If you entered this degree program before the Fall 2012 semester, please refer to the academic catalog for the year you began your degree program.