Criminal Justice Student Combines Work Experience and Degree to Get the Job
Dan Hoxter was inspired to seek out a career in criminal justice because of his yearning to help others, as well as being raised around law enforcement. Hoxter had the opportunity to gain valuable work experience in the criminal justice field during his time in the Marine Corps, where he worked as a military police officer.
After his service in the military, Hoxter continued to pursue his passion and enrolled at Minnesota School of Business-Elk River in the criminal justice program. This degree is an essential stepping-stone in his long-term criminal justice career goals.
Hoxter graduated with a bachelor’s degree and he is one of the lucky students who won’t be sending out resumes or going on interviews. During his time at MSB-Elk River, Hoxter was hired as a correctional officer with the Stearns County Sheriff’s Department, where he has been employed for five months. He provides a great example for his fellow classmates that it’s never too early to start your job search.
Hoxter’s position as a correctional officer and his bachelor’s degree in criminal justice will provide him with the necessary experience to move into a deputy sheriff role.
Hoxter is very appreciative of the criminal justice program at MSB-Elk River and says, “Both the program and the instructors at MSB are like no others. They are willing to help and have a very vast knowledge of the course material. The environment was very easy to learn in.”
His secret to success is to have a plan and never accept failure. Hoxter’s drive to achieve his goals has him on track for his career aspirations. His military service and service to the community are qualities that inspire the staff and students of the criminal justice program.
Congratulations to Dan and all of our Summer Quarter Graduates who will attend commencement on Sept.27 at the Zabee Theater in Elk River, Minn.