Occasionally at SRI, we offer classes for students to explore what we do, how we do it and the equipment we use. When invited, I visit schools and speak to the next generation about criminal justice and investigative work. It opens students eyes to the work we do, investigative techniques and career opportunities.
This week Rebecca Davidson, a teacher at Madison Southern High School, asked me to speak to a group of students about careers in criminal justice, what SRI does on a daily basis and the personnel required to perform the work. We continued our discussion about careers and opportunities across the field of traffic correction criminal justice as well.
After focusing on various jobs that lead to long time careers in the industry, we took our conversation a step further to share how I hire potential candidates as an employer. I consider the way potential employees present themselves during an interview, their background and the way they interact on social media as I form my opinions and make hiring decisions. I believe it is important to educate students not only about the careers in this unique field but also the steps we take before hiring a new person, sharing a well-rounded perspective on reaching a professional goal.
It was a great group of kids. Special students were chosen to be demonstration volunteers (and also received hats) because of their consistent 110% efforts in the classroom. We want to thank and commend the students and staff Madison Southern High School for their gracious hospitality and willingness to explore careers in the criminal justice and forensics fields!