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SpartaNation 2020 | Day 12 Site Visits

Meet Our Site Visit Hosts

Andrea Corrales '05
Department Council for the Department of Defense Hearings and Appeals
Bachelor of Science in Political Science

What does it mean to you to have York College students coming to your place of work for a special site visit?
I'm beyond excited to show YCP students the Pentagon and how far a YCP degree can take them.

How has York College helped you get to where you are today?
York College was the first place I discovered my ability to thrive through my independence and hard work. I also met many people from different backgrounds, which helped me become more empathetic and willing to engage with different perspectives. Overall, my experiences at YCP have helped me succeed in any office setting that I've worked in thus far.

What do you enjoy most about your current professional role?
The feeling that I am doing something worthwhile for the country by ensuring that individuals who pose a risk do not get security clearances and access to classified information.

  

Melinda Dobson '04
Sergeant/Technician Uniformed Division, Polygraph Examiner, and Quality Control Examiner for the Secret Service
Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice

What does it mean to you to have York College students coming to your place of work for a special site visit?
I love being able to share my experiences and assist YCP students on their future paths in any small way I can.

What were you involved in as a YCP student?

  • Women’s Rugby
  • Criminal Justice Honor Society

What do you enjoy most about your current professional role?
Travel opportunities, being involved in historic moments and events, job security, and the pay!

What advice do you have for current students or fellow alumni seeking a career in your chosen field?
Make smart choices in everyday life—hint hint—and possess a high level of integrity.

 

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