Amanda (Johnson) Babic
Criminal Justice Management, 2007
Public Service Officer/Records Clerk, Barrington Police Department
What do you do in your current job and what do you enjoy about it?
In my position I get involved with community events, assisting police officers, parking citations, assisting the community and animal complaints. I enjoy the variety of tasks and how nothing is ever the same. Something new happens everyday and I always get to meet new people.
How did your Judson experience influence you professionally? What were your favorite parts of being a Judson student?
Judson University helped me immensely. I loved all my courses, because the professors were in the field and had hands-on experience. Getting to know my peers in this field also helped me gain job references.
What are the strengths of your major/program at Judson?
The strengths of the Criminal Justice Management program at Judson are: 1) The professors are active in the criminal justice system as police chiefs, officers, etc., 2) The curriculum helped me gain the knowledge that I need in my job today, and 3) Getting to know peers in this field gave me valuable connections to police departments.
What advice can you give to current and prospective students about their time at Judson?
Judson University was a great experience for me. Get to know your peers, get to know your professors. The small class sizes are great because you are not just a number. When I started Judson, I wasn't sure it would be a great fit for me, but once I found the major that was meant for me, I found out how great Judson is.