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Skills, knowledge needed for this field:

  • Write essays, articles or other materials with attention to details
  • Ability to write clearly and speak effectively with influence and persuasion
  • Use critical thinking and interpretation skills needed to compare and contrast evidence to evaluate information and sources
  • Planning and managing skills; work with deadlines

Develop your resume:

  • Become involved in student clubs, debate, publications, government and other activities
  • Earn leadership roles in campus organizations
  • Volunteer for non-profit organizations and local campaigns
  • Join Phi Zeta Rho (the criminal justice club) or the Speech and Debate Team
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