As a recent Graduate with a degree in Criminal Justice / Social Work, I am trying to figure out how to pursue a career with these two majors
Needing help to either continue with college courses or start looking... thank you for ideas
For starters, I'm going to recommend a line from a pretty good recent film: "Open your eyes, and keep your mind wide open." Your education has enabled you to know the law and be aware of the REAL situation for needful people in 2016 America.
People whose parents got good jobs are wondering why they can't. They try for months -- years -- and every opening already has 200 applicants.
I thought I had it bad -- until I volunteered to hand out food after hours at the high school for Mission Nutrition -- and saw the folks waiting for food at the church Pantry.
I did all this volunteering while I myself was struggling (and of course still am). Then I saw how others have it!!!
You have Education. You've learned a lotta stuff. 'The boy's got some skills." I recommend that while you fill out "APPS" and hunt for "job-jobs" online, you step out and volunteer for those who have it five times worse than you -- but don't give up. You'll learn a LOT, add some SALSA to your resume, and best of all MAKE SOME CONTACTS that will suddenly, when you least expect it, land you a better and truly meaningful job you could never find poring over careerbuilder.com.
And may The Force be with you.
You can start your own business that helping people that's transitioning back into the real world or helping become become better employees or for real better managers bosses for that fact
Well lady you really have to sit down and tell yourself "Do I enjoy working with kids or adults". If your choice is with adults then I would say helping guide parents in need of recovering their children. But if your choice was children then I would say working with foster children. You have a beautiful smile and look like a very caring and understanding person. But don't listen to me, listen to yourself lady. Congratulations on your journey of success I wish you the best.
There are many options available to you. There are openingsome in customer services for : hospitality, social work veterans hospitals, cellular phone customer service, police academic training, airline flight attendant, health care and social security administration.
I would suggest getting support group. What I mean is talking with and networking within the industry you're looking for work. Specifically. Criminal justice administration.
There are man job opportunities.
Specifically, in customer service, hospitality for hotels, veterans hospitals social worker, flight attendant airlines, cellular phone carriers, forensic criminal investigators, social security administration, and many more.
Find a job counseling support group and professional mentoring coach.
Gregory B Lemmons
Pastoral Student, MBA, MA
Well, I have both of the majors and it really helped me to work with a vast array of populations. Intake and casework have been my expertise. ....I was better qualified to work with and know how to deal with different populations than my colleagues whom did not have the background I had.
However, if you want to make more money and move up, I do recommend a masters degree. God Bless!
Hello Robyn and congratulations first are in order...I am curious if you have a Master's degree or are thinking of this as your next step? It is important from my perspective to really get a sense of your 'passion' what makes you smile inside when you think of Criminal Justice work (what drove you to this in the first place) and what prompted the exploration of Social work?
Without working in either fields to get first hand knowledge and experience post degree, this is often a difficult question to answer...if you have the luxury of time, I would suggest interviewing folks in both fields, and hanging out there also, both working and/or volunteering....Best to you on your endeavors, and welcome to a great field of being a healer.
In Delaware, I worked at TASC (Treatment Access Center) for the State. The program is designed for people with drug addictions to enter a diversion program (they are actually sentenced to TASC). The Case Managers report the client's progress (or lack thereof) to the court (CJ part) on regular intervals and ensures the client receives the treatment they need (SW part). The state usually pays well for these positions and has a great benefits program.
Hi Robyn: Congrats on graduating with your dual degrees! There are a number of possibilities that you could look into. Social work and criminal justice: check into the juvenile justice sector, counseling/compliance domestic violence/anger management, drug court compliance, for starters. Look into federal, state, county and municipal job websites. Penal system may also be a possibility, but it depends on what you want to do. Tap the career services office for your alma mater to see what they can suggest as well. Another option...if you want to take your education to the next level, maybe think about law school. Hope these suggestions help!
Actually, your degree is good with these majors. But you should start looking for a job.