Future federal agent Brytne Boccaccio knows FSU has one of the top rated Criminal Justice Departments in North Carolina - a reputation that attracts more than 400 undergraduate majors to the department's traditional and online classes. That's just one of the many reasons she transferred to FSU after her freshman year. "At FSU I've had the opportunity to meet agents from the FBI, U.S. Marshals Service, CIA and Federal Bureau of Prisons. The chance to interact with real agents is very important to me," says Brytne.
Brytne wanted more one-on-one time with her professors along with more opportunities to join campus clubs to hone her natural leadership skills. FSU gave Brytne both.
"What makes FSU great is that students can get involved in clubs and organizations that prepare you for your career," says Brytne,
Gaining valuable leadership experience started her sophomore year when Brytne was elected president of FSU's chapter of The National Association of Blacks in Criminal Justice. She is also a member of Alpha Psi Sigma, the national criminal justice honor society. Brytne also serves as a Bronco Ambassador for the Office of Admissions. She enjoys sharing her FSU story with prospective students.
FSU gives every student a jump start on their future says Brytne, who plans to work for the Federal Bureau of Prisons after graduation. "FSU provides a great atmosphere for seniors through their job fairs. They've helped me with my career plans every step of the way."
Sometimes even leaders need a helping hand. Brytne says her professors have reached out to her as mentors, for personal and professional guidance. "I wanted to be in a place where professors knew my name and are always accessible," she says. "And that's FSU."
Future: Federal agent