Director of New Jersey Division of Criminal Justice Encourages Careers in Public Service during "March Matters" Event at Berkeley College

 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
TUESDAY, MARCH 20, 2018
Contact: Ilene Greenfield
Director of Media Relations
973-278-5400, ext. 1-5122
igl@BerkeleyCollege.edu
 

DIRECTOR OF NEW JERSEY DIVISION OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE
ENCOURAGES CAREERS IN PUBLIC SERVICE
DURING ‘MARCH MATTERS’ AT BERKELEY COLLEGE

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The hours may be long and the cases may be challenging, but there is no more rewarding work than public service, said Elie Honig, Director of the New Jersey Division of Criminal Justice, at Berkeley College in Woodbridge on March 15, 2018. Mr. Honig served as the keynote speaker during “March Matters,” a discussion with professionals in the legal and justice studies fields.

“The level of satisfaction, the level of interest in your job, is unlike what you will find in any other profession,” Mr. Honig told the audience of more than 50 Berkeley College students and aspiring professionals.

Mr. Honig, who oversees 500 prosecutors, detectives, analysts and support staff within the New Jersey Office of the Attorney General, has focused his career on the prosecution of street gangs, drug and illegal firearms traffickers, corrupt public officials and child predators. He spoke about his most interesting cases and gave the students career advice, including the value of practical experience, an honest resume, and good judgment.

The “March Matters” event also featured panels of experts in the criminal justice and legal fields, including Berkeley College faculty with real-world experience in the public and private sectors. The speakers gave their views of the varied careers available to students pursuing degrees in those fields.

“Name a policy you care about – whether it’s healthcare, education, immigration or gun reform – and there is a job for you there,” said David Pringle, Campaign Director for the New Jersey chapter of Clean Water Action, who shared stories from his 30 years as an environmental advocate.

The event included an education fair, where Berkeley College students networked with representatives from law schools and graduate schools.

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Photo Captions: (Top) Elie Honig, Director of the New Jersey Division of Criminal Justice, speaks during “March Matters,” a discussion with professionals in the legal and justice studies fields, at Berkeley College in Woodbridge on March 15, 2018. (Above, L to R) David Pringle, Campaign Director, Clean Water Action, New Jersey Chapter; Gary Krulish, Co-Chair, Justice Studies, Berkeley College School of Professional Studies; Mr. Honig; Patricia Greer, JD, Chair, Legal Studies, Berkeley College School of Professional Studies; and Michael J. Smith, President of Berkeley College. (Below, L to R) The Legal Studies panel during “March Matters” featured (standing) Moya Bansile-Williams, JD, Legal Studies, Berkeley College School of Professional Studies; Ms. Greer; Jennifer Smith, Advanced Certified Paralegal, Einhorn, Harris, Ascher, Barbarito & Frost; and (seated) Courtney Topic, JD, Legal Studies, Berkeley College School of Professional Studies; Eileen O’Connor, JD, Seminar Director, New Jersey State Bar Association; Daria Venezia, JD, Venezia & Nolan; and Jessica Mahoney, JD, Legal Studies, School of Professional Studies. (Bottom, L to R) The Justice Studies panel featured Allen Sondej, DSc, Justice Studies, Berkeley College School of Professional Studies; Stephen Durkin, Director of Public Safety, Berkeley College; Mr. Krulish; Glenn Garibaldi, DSc, New Jersey Office of Emergency Management; Edward Lynskey, EdS, EdD, Justice Studies, School of Professional Studies; and Angelo Zecca, DSc, Justice Studies, School of Professional Studies.

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