South Hills Community News Release
STATE COLLEGE — First- and second-year Criminal Justice (CJ) program students from South Hills School of Business & Technology’s main campus attended a presentation by graduates of the program. The event was part of the annual Brown Bag Speaker Series organized by the school’s Career Services Team and faculty members. Students had an opportunity to learn about careers and internship opportunities in law enforcement, corrections, and loss prevention, as well as employment opportunities available to them after graduation.
One of the presenters, State Correctional Institution – Rockview Corrections Officer and South Hills alumni, Josh Brown, discussed career opportunities in law enforcement and the skills necessary for success. Brown spoke about the hiring process; described the jobs and special teams available within the facility, and provided insight into what it’s like to be a corrections officer working with prisoners.
Career Services Coordinator, Ellen Spinelli, said, “We feel that bringing our alumni in to speak to current students is a great way to give them a glimpse into the day-to-day responsibilities of professionals in the field of criminal justice. There are many types of careers to explore and we want to allow them to learn about all the possibilities before they start searching for internships and job opportunities.”