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.
NEWS YOU CAN USE TODAY
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!
MAR: Disaster Recovery
APR: Legal and Court
MAY: Homeland Security Support
AUG: Instructor & Training
SEP: Task Force
OCT: Cyber Security
NOV: Anti-money Laundering
TABLE OF CONTENTS
MARCH SPOTLIGHT: DISASTER RECOVERY
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…
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:
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”
CJ - - MARCH CAREER PATH SPOTLIGHT
Disaster Recovery Careers, March 2017
Discover Careers in Disaster Recovery
Disaster Recovery Manager
Business Continuity Planner
Emergency Management Consultant
Emergency Management Coordinator
Emergency Management Program Specialist
Emergency Management System Director (EMS Director)
Emergency Preparedness Coordinator
Emergency Preparedness Program Specialist
Emergency Preparedness Specialist
Emergency Services Director
Corporate Physical Security Supervisor
Corporate Security Manager
Director Security Management
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
CJ - - COLD CASE HOMICIDE WEBINAR
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OVER 10,000 VACANCIES
CLICK ON THE LINKS TO LAUNCH THE JOB LEADS:
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
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
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
or contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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)