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Sometimes, people treat their job search like an unplanned vacation. Don’t be one of them. Developing a career plan can save you time, money, and effort. Don’t wait to learn about additional requirements beyond your degree – know what is required of you before you graduate! If you switch directions too frequently, you lose time and money. It is a fact that you MAY arrive eventually, but why create delays? Do your research in advance. Read this month's newsletter and get prepared to successfully navigate to your career destination through strategic planning.

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  2. 2. 1 CJ Career at SNHU continues to explore various career paths that you can pursue with your CJ degree. As with all of our newsletters, this one is dedicated to the idea of career planning. For those of you still undecided about which path to take, this is an opportunity for you to research your options. Take a look at this issue as we explore careers in Disaster Recovery! FEATURED CAREER PATHS MAR: Disaster Recovery APR: Legal and Court MAY: Homeland Security Support JUN: Federal JUL: Intelligence AUG: Instructor & Training SEP: Task Force OCT: Cyber Security NOV: Anti-money Laundering Dec: Investigation TABLE OF CONTENTS MARCH SPOTLIGHT: DISASTER RECOVERY  CAREER PLANNING..............................................2  DISASTER RECOVERY CAREERS ............................3  LINKS TO PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS.............3  FACULTY SPOTLIGHT ...........................................5  FACULTY EVENT, JOB LEADS, INTERNSHIPS..........6  CJ CAREER EVENTS (WEBINARS) ..........................7  SNHU CAREER CONTACT/ADDITIONAL EVENTS ...8 Are you familiar with the Pathways Program? If you are looking for a Federal Career, attend this presentation by the OPM. Register today as this event is not recorded and fills up very quickly. Click the graphics below to register. CJ students don’t worry about the hiring freeze – move forward with you planning. DHS is hiring over 15,000 nationally. Get ready! NEED A FEDERAL RESUME? ATTEND THIS OPM EVENT…
  3. 3. 2 Vacations – everyone loves them! When you plan a vacation, you make decisions that help you execute the plan that will get you to your desired destination. First, you have to decide where you want to go. Then you need to plan your mode of travel. Will you plan to travel by plane, car, train, or bus? Next, you need to plan where you will stay and what you are going to do once you arrive at your destination. All of this involves financial planning as well – how much money will you need to do what you want to do? Can you guess the keyword in this paragraph? Yes – the keyword is plan! Now, imagine trying to go on vacation without having a plan. You get in your car and start heading for Florida, then you see a sign for Niagara Falls. Overcome with excitement, you switch directions to head there instead. On your way to The Falls, you hear a commercial about a new play on Broadway, so you turn the car around to go to NY. But, instead your passengers complain because your original destination was Florida. So you relent, get back on track and start heading south without a map. You figured you can rely on your sense of direction, “eventually I will arrive in Florida.” You never checked the traffic or weather conditions. You never made a hotel reservation, but you think, “No worries – I will just choose one when I get there.” Then you arrive exhausted after taking the scenic route to Florida, to find that all of the hotels in the area are booked due to a convention, spring break, or a natural disaster that displaced homeowners; and now the hotels have become temporary shelters. Every hotel is booked. Now where will you stay? Where will you go? How much gas will it require to get there? Is the weather okay? Are the traffic conditions better than they were earlier? And how much has the lack of planning cost you? Sometimes, people treat their job search like an unplanned vacation. Don’t be one of them. Developing a career plan can save you time, money, and effort. Don’t wait to learn about additional requirements beyond your degree – know what is required of you before you graduate! If you switch directions too frequently, you lose time and money. It is a fact that you MAY arrive eventually, but why create delays? Do your research in advance. Consider where you are now and where you want to be in a definitive timeframe (in 2, 5 or 10 years). SOME QUESTIONS FOR YOU TO ANSWER BEFORE YOU CAN START YOUR CAREER PLAN: 1. What is that dream job title that you are not yet qualified for, but are pursuing this degree to prepare yourself to get one day? 2. What are the positions or roles should you be working in between now and the day you meet the educational and experiential qualifications of your dream job? 3. What professional associations are best for you to join while you are a student to build your network and increase your visibility as an active member? If you don’t know the answers? It is time for you to start your research and career exploration visit: https://www.onetonline.org/ Plug in a job title or keyword in the following field (top right of the webpage) to get a list of prospective job titles – click the one that aligns with your career goal and then read the report. You will learn a lot about that career and discover alternative job titles. Knowing what you want to do is the beginning of your career plan. “Eventually I will arrive”
  4. 4. 3 CJ - - MARCH CAREER PATH SPOTLIGHT Disaster Recovery Careers, March 2017 Discover Careers in Disaster Recovery  Emergency Manager  Disaster Recovery Manager  Business Continuity Planner  Emergency Management Consultant  Emergency Management Coordinator  Emergency Management Program Specialist  Emergency Management System Director (EMS Director)  Emergency Planner  Emergency Preparedness Coordinator  Emergency Preparedness Program Specialist  Emergency Preparedness Specialist  Emergency Services Director  Corporate Physical Security Supervisor  Corporate Security Manager  Director Security Management  Corporate Security  Security and Safety; Manager Disaster Recovery Professional Associations How to use the following resources and why you should take advantage of this before you graduate! For students looking for a job after graduation, how amazing would it be to sit in a room where everyone is employed in your field of interest? That opportunity exists when you join a professional association. Professional associations consist of groups of people from the same profession who gather together for networking events and to come up with standards for the profession. Joining a professional association is a win-win situation for students because while they are networking with professionals, they are being praised for taking the initiative to learn more about their field of interest. Members of professional associations are student-friendly and want to mentor incoming workers as they transition to the corporate world. Source: USATODAY Amateur Radio Disaster Services: A volunteer group of “ham radio” operators who will provide emergency communications as needed. American Association of Poison Control Centers: A non-profit, national organization founded in 1958 that represents the poison control centers of the United States and the interests of poison prevention and treatment of poisoning. American College of Contingency Planners/American Academy of Medical Administrators: A professional healthcare organization focused on providing support and opportunity for those individuals who are in healthcare planning positions in contingency, emergency, and disaster response.
  5. 5. 4 American Red Cross: An emergency response organization that offers neutral humanitarian care to the victims of war, the American Red Cross distinguishes itself by also aiding victims of devastating natural disasters. The Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials: An international leader committed to providing complete public safety communications expertise, professional development, technical assistance, advocacy and outreach to benefit our members and the public. The Association of State Floodplain Managers: An organization of professionals involved in floodplain management, flood hazard mitigation, and the National Flood Insurance Program, as well as flood preparedness, warning, and recovery. Disaster Emergency and Response Association: Links professionals, volunteers, and organizations active in all phases of disaster preparedness and emergency management. Disaster Recovery Institute International: Administers educational and certification program for qualified business continuity managers International Association of Emergency Managers: A nonprofit educational organization dedicated to promoting the principles of emergency management and representing those professionals whose goals are saving lives and protecting property and the environment during emergencies and disasters. International Association of Fire Chiefs: Represents the leadership of firefighters and emergency responders worldwide; with members who are the world's leading experts in firefighting, emergency medical services, terrorism response, hazardous materials spills, natural disasters, search and rescue, and public safety policy. International Disaster Recovery Association: An association of users, researchers, educators, and vendors having a special interest in the voice, data, image, and sensory telecommunication aspects of contingency planning, business continuation, disaster recovery, and restoration. National Association of State EMS Directors: The lead national organization for EMS, a respected voice for national EMS policy with comprehensive concern and commitment for the development of effective, integrated, community-based, universal, and consistent EMS systems. National Emergency Management Association: Dedicated to enhancing public safety by improving the nation's ability to prepare for, respond to, and recover from all emergencies, disasters, and threats to our nation's security. National Clearinghouse for Educational Facilities: Provides comprehensive information on designing, building, and maintaining safe, healthy, high-performing schools from early childhood and K-12 to higher education. National Emergency Number Association: Serving its members and the greater public safety community as the only professional organization solely focused on 9-1-1 policy, technology, operations, and education issues. Western States Seismic Policy Council: Develops seismic policies and shares information to promote programs intended to reduce earthquake-related losses. World Health Organization: The directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system.
  6. 6. 5 CJ - - FACULTY SPOTLIGHT Kat Adams | Instructor at the SNHU College of Online and Continuing Education My name is Kat Adams, and I am an adjunct professor specializing in criminal justice programs at SNHU. As a former on-line student myself, I am extremely enthused to be able to provide the same type of exciting learning experience I had as a student. I am a huge advocate of online learning because it means you have more control and flexibility to complete your coursework, in the middle of life's busy schedule -- especially mine! I am an activated Individual Mobilization Augmentee (IMA) in the US Air Force Reserve, working out of Shaw AFB, SC, as a Special Agent with the Air Force Office of Special Investigations (AFOSI). I became a reservist after completing 17 1/2 years of active duty. Also, I have been with SNHU for just over a year. While I was on active duty, I completed two tours as an USAF Certified Instructor in professional military education: one with the AFOSI (10+ years) and one with my previous career-field in Public Affairs (8 years). I am also a repeat "offender" (deploying) in support of Operations Iraqi Freedom, Enduring Freedom, and New Dawn. I earned a Master's of Science in Terrorism and Counter Terrorism Studies (2012) from Henley-Putnam University; a Bachelor's of Science in Criminal Justice (2005) from Faulkner University; and, an Associates of Arts in Public Affairs (2004) from the Community College of the Air Force, all while being a full-time service member, mom, and wife. My learning background includes some traditional and hybrid courses, but mostly online environments. One thing I would tell our adult learners is anything is possible -- if you have the ambition, commitment, and perseverance (with the support of your loved ones and friends), you can meet and exceed your goals! Everything will fall into place! My husband is a full-time firefighter and we have four boys between the two of us. We also have one "daughter", Bella, our 7-year-old chocolate lab, and we just adopted a beautiful Rottweiler-black lab puppy, Biscuit -- he's a big ball of energy! I enjoy the outdoors, cooking, and exercising during my personal time, and love spending time with my family. I would venture to say I have the most amazing, supportive and loving family -- more than I could have ever imagined I would have.
  7. 7. 6 CJ - - COLD CASE HOMICIDE WEBINAR Register for this event now: http://snhu.adobeconnect.com/r7d7fu2cgsi/ OVER 10,000 VACANCIES CLICK ON THE LINKS TO LAUNCH THE JOB LEADS: https://dhs.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/464532200/ YOU WILL NEED TO BUILD YOUR PROFILE IN USA JOBS OR CREATE A FEDERAL RESUME. Contact Sonja for resources on creating a Federal Resume. PATHWAYS INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES  DOJ Pathways Internship Program Bureau of Prisons Student Trainee (Psychology Student Trainee)  Contract Specialist (Recent Graduates)  U.S. Department of State Student Internship Program (Unpaid) - 2017 Fall
  8. 8. 7 CJ - - MARCH SNHU CAREER EVENTS Click the graphics to register now! Sign up now by clicking this link: EXPLORING EVIDENCE TECH CAREERS Sign up now by clicking this link: LIVE FORENSIC EVENT
  9. 9. 8 Don’t forget that you will need more than your degree to land a job in your degree field. You will need a plan of action. In addition, you may need more specific training, certifications, and/or licensure depending on your career path or area of expertise. So be sure to research your options before you graduate! Use www.onetonline.org to conduct this vital research. Each month, we will be highlighting career paths – use this same methodology with each new month. Explore your options and start to develop a plan of action that will set you on the right course towards your future occupation. Other action items you should consider acting on while you are a student:  Join a professional association (in person and on LinkedIn.com)  Connect with SNHU Alumni and groups on SNHU Connect.  Search for internships and jobs on SNHURecruit  Attend the free WEBINAR offerings – knowledge is power! All the Best to You! Sonja Moffett, CDF | Career Advisor | SNHU Career 888.672-1458 Ext. 0679 s.moffett@snhu.edu or contact cocecareer@snhu.edu EVERY MONDAY AT 7PM EASTERN, WE PRESENT FREE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WEBINARS. No matter where you live in the country – you may attend from the comfort of your own home or office. Click any title below to register today. “Hello, My Name Is...” March 6 Mon 7p The Basics of Professional Networking (Rich / Jackie) Using LinkedIn and Twitter March 13 Mon 7p Your One-Two Networking Punch (Sonja / Heather) SNHU Career Tools and Resources (Sonja / Jackie) March 16 Thu 7p Going Up? March 20 Mon 7p How to Create a Compelling Elevator Pitch (Sonja / Heather) Stacking the Deck in Your Favor March 27 Mon 7p How to Ace Your Job Interview (Rich / Cindie)