John Jay College of Criminal Justice was born in the mid-1950s. The catalyst for the school came from growing concerns on the part of civic leaders and the New York City Police Department over increased complexity of police work in the administration and operation of the department, and the ongoing relations between police and the community.
John Jay College of Criminal Justice is a community of motivated and intellectually committed individuals who explore justice in its many dimensions. The College’s liberal arts curriculum equips students to pursue advanced study and meaningful, rewarding careers in the public, private, and non-profit sectors. Their professional programs introduce students to foundational and newly emerging fields and prepare them for advancement within their chosen professions.
Their students are eager to engage in original research and experiential learning, excited to study in one of the world’s most dynamic cities, and passionate about shaping the future. Through their studies their students prepare for ethical leadership, global citizenship, and engaged service. Their faculty members are exceptional teachers who encourage students to join them in pursuing transformative scholarship and creative activities. Through their research their faculty advances knowledge and informs professional practices that build and sustain just societies.
They foster an inclusive and diverse community drawn from their city, their country, and the world. They are dedicated to educating traditionally underrepresented groups and committed to increasing diversity in the workforce. The breadth of their community motivates them to question their assumptions, to consider multiple perspectives, to think critically, and to develop the humility that comes with global understanding. They educate fierce advocates for justice.
The Office of Career Advising (the Office) provides support to undergraduate, graduate students and alumni in career planning and job marketing skills. The objective is to prepare students to compete effectively in the job market and to provide information on job opportunities in the career field of their choice. The Office has developed services that consist of career-related workshops, presentations and career information resources to assist in the job search. Workshops are given in the following areas: Resume Preparation, Interviewing Techniques, Job Search Campaign, Dress for Success, Careers in Criminal Justice, The Law School Application Process and other topics. After graduation, students can continue to utilize the Office for advice in applying to graduate or law school as well as for a career change.