Lauren Davis Image c21a5Majors and Minors: Majored in Criminal Justice and Anthropology and Minored in Religion

Year: 2015

Why did you choose X as your major?

I wanted to do my part to make a difference in the Criminal Justice system.

What did you like most about it?

I loved the variety of work I could do in the field. I could work in Prisons, the Federal Government, or in local police departments.

What is your current position, what do you, and what do you enjoy most about it?

I currently work as a contractor with the Camden County Police Department as an Intelligence Analyst. My job is to provide the department with intelligence or information on known contacts within the city. I also do a lot of report writing in regards to the violent crimes within the city. I love the research aspect of the job. I love looking up the Criminal histories of individuals and putting together reports on the crime within to city to give the command staff information that can assist them in properly deploying officers within the city to ensure the safety of its residents.

What was your first job after Rutgers and how did you get it?

I was blessed enough to get a job working with the FBI right out college. The year I was graduating they held a recruitment event on campus and I interviewed with them. During my time with them I worked in records management.

How did you move from that first job to your current position?

I decided to gain my Masters in Intelligence and Crime Analysis and wanted to work in the field while going to school. The opportunity arose for an Intelligence Analyst contract positon with Camden County PD and I jumped on it.

Looking back, what classes or experiences at Rutgers would you point to as contributing to your successes?

I think most of my classes contributed to my success because of how involved my Professors were with my success in the class. They pushed me to think outside the box and to put in the work needed no matter how difficult.

What advice do you have for our current Arts and Sciences students?

Get an internship! Work on campus! Do whatever you can to make connections and keep them! Getting several internships was what set me apart from other candidates when it came time to getting jobs because it showed the agencies that I had prior experience in the field despite still being in college. It really matters!

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