Criminology and Criminal Justice host inaugural career exploration conference for students

This past semester, the Department of Criminology & Criminal Justice hosted its inaugural career exploration conference for students. The all-day event brought forty professionals from various career paths to campus for a series of interactive panels. The panels allowed students to learn about different career options by hearing directly from professionals about their current careers and how they got to those positions.

Students heard from keynote speaker, alumnus Ray Cloud, Group Senior Vice President of Loss Prevention, Organizational Safety, and Security at Ross Stores, Inc. Cloud talked about his career path from WSU to Ross Stores, leadership, and lessons he has learned throughout his career. Students also had the opportunity to network with alumni and other professionals throughout the day. The goal of the conference was to help students see the vast number of career options available to them, start thinking about their own career path, and gain insights on planning for that path.

Julianna Jameel, a 2nd-year criminal justice major attended and said, “It was overall a great opportunity to be able to not only listen to the panelists but get advice and talk to them as well about their own experiences in the fields that I was curious about pursuing”. Criminal justice freshman, Sadia Sultana, said “Attending the career conference proved to be a valuable experience, providing me with helpful and informative insights on potential career paths”.

Thanks to all our alumni who contributed to making this event possible!

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