Criminal Justice Degree – Where Do I Start?

You can make any job turn into something big. You may start out in the mail room, but who said you had to stay there. Getting your foot in the door with a company is a wonderful start. Once you’re in a company you want to work for, you can apply internally and prove your abilities for promotion.

Pau Gasol. The Spanish center is truly versatile, with his smooth style improving everyone around him. For evidence as to how valuable he is, look at what his presence did for last year’s champion Lakers. A team that would typically make the first or second round of the playoffs instantly won a championship once they acquired Gasol.

Tim Duncan. He may be in the twilight of his career, but Duncan is still an extremely effective presence at center. It would be hard to imagine what the Spurs would be without him, but my guess is that they’d be pretty bad. The four titles he’s won with this team make him the most valuable career center of this current generation.

You should also consider your skills. In what courses did you do your best? What jobs did you perform really well in? What major did those courses or jobs prepare you for? You should know your academic strengths and weaknesses. Maybe you’re a strong writer, a natural scientist, or a computer whiz. Choosing majors that support your strengths and talents will set you up for success instead of frustration.

Don’t reinvent the resume. If you’re new to the world of job hunting, there are many resume templates and examples available for free online. It can be very helpful to see examples before you start creating your own version. Sometimes the very site where you want to post your resume offers tips and templates, so take advantage!

While this one doesn’t have much to do with your degree, it can be a lucrative career choice. Many insurance companies only require a bachelor’s degree in any area to become an insurance adjuster. These jobs usually have a high salary and great benefits. Check out the websites of insurance companies you’d like to work for to search for openings.

2) Network. Speak to your instructors/professors. When on your clinicals, speak to your preceptors to see about job opportunities when you graduate and pass the licensure examination. Even if your clinical site has no openings, your preceptors know people. Ask for names and contact information. And then.contact the individuals!