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2014-2015

 

April 10, 2015


Criminal Justice students participate in mock interviews

 

mock interviewSophomore students in Cowley College’s criminal justice program recently participated in mock employment interviews as part of the Law Enforcement Operations and Procedures course. 

As these students are preparing to graduate and enter the workforce they have participated and completed a unit on gaining employment in the law enforcement field, which is vastly different from standard employment processes. In order to complete the unit students had to compose resumes and participate in a mock oral board which was conducted by area law enforcement professionals. 

Area law enforcement professionals from the Arkansas City Police Department, The Cowley County Sheriff’s Office, and the Winfield Police Department volunteered their time to conduct the interviews as if they were actual employment interviews. 

Chief Dan Ward from the Arkansas City Police Department, Lieutenant Christina McDonald from the Cowley County Sheriff’s Office, and Sgt. Greg Venable from the Winfield Police Department volunteered their time to conduct interviews throughout the day. As part of the interview they provided valuable feedback to the students in order to improve their performance for future job interviews. 

Both students and professionals alike had a good time and observed several benefits from the exercise. The students gained valuable experience and an understanding in the system that they can utilize in future employment processes. As far as the law enforcement officials, they were able to evaluate potential candidates for future positions in their organizations and evaluate the quality of candidates coming from Cowley College.