Police officer JT Cross earned his master's degree in Criminal Justice from Concordia University, St. Paul in 2007. After graduating, he was selected from the 950+ applicants to be a firearms instructor for a major European firearms manufacturer. Since then, he's traveled across the world and attributes attaining this position to his advanced degree from Concordia.
"I feel that I have gained a renewed energy in the workplace largely because of the strategic thinking concepts I learned from my academic program at Concordia. I have been able to approach workplace challenges with a heightened level of confidence. My ability to make sound decisions, offer balanced solutions, and provide meaningful leadership has been enhanced because of the life-long learning philosophy of my Concordia Master’s Program. My credentials as my police department’s firearms instructor have been solidified because of my advanced degree and several of my supervisors have looked favorably upon me because of it."