The Springfield College Criminal Justice program recently agreed to a partnership with the United States Secret Service to identify and guide first-year students and sophomores toward a career with the United States Secret Service.
Led by United States Secret Service Senior Special Agent John Mazza and United States Secret Service Special Agent in Charge of Talent and Employee Acquisition and Global Recruiting Raj Karira, the agents will be meeting with individuals and small groups of students during the academic year offering guidance and support to students so they can navigate the application and hiring process.
“Springfield College students are highly regarded due to the college's reputation for educating future leaders that demonstrate commitment to the college's mission,” said Springfield College Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice Gary Berte. “This is a great opportunity for Springfield College students to learn directly from United States Secret Service agents, who are committed to helping individuals interested in a career with the Secret Service and criminal justice.”
Both Mazza and Karira visited Berte’s introduction to criminal justice class during the spring semester to meet with students and answer any questions they had regarding a career with the United States Secret Service. Mazza is a former recruit officer for Berte, and Mazza gained his emergency medical services management training at Springfield College.
Springfield College Criminal Justice Program graduates are prepared for graduate school or careers in national, state, and local government, law enforcement, and community mediation.
Springfield College is an independent, nonprofit, coeducational institution founded in 1885. Nearly 5,000 students, including 2,500 full-time undergraduate students, study at its main campus in Springfield, Mass., and at its regional campuses across the country. Springfield College inspires students through the guiding principles of its Humanics philosophy – educating in spirit, mind, and body for leadership in service to others.