Meet YC’s October CJ Student of the Month

posted in Uncategorized on October 15th, 2015

arthur bennett

Arthur Bennett with his wife Alia and their daughter Anastasia.

It is super to have you in the program Arthur. What made you transfer to YCCC’s Criminal Justice program?

I did it as a new start.  I wanted to get back into school and finish my degree.  I heard of the Criminal Justice program and thought it was a great way to get back into the swing of things.  The fact that I can take my classes online is an added bonus.

You are a shining star in online courses.  What do you enjoy about the online degree option?

I love the flexibility of online courses.  I can work it in during my free time.  The options of working outside of the “traditional classroom” really stands out for me. 

It can’t always be easy to keep up with classes while working full-time and spending time with your adorable family. What is your secret?

Video games and beef jerky lol.  Just kidding.  Having a supportive wife to coordinate with and a job that’s flexible is key.  Plus knowing I’m home with my daughter while in class motivates me even more.  She once unplugged my laptop while taking a
test and I didn’t know until my laptop shut off.  Now I’m even more aware of my surroundings.

What are your interests outside of Criminal Justice?

I love video games, cars, football and going to the gym.  I love travelling back home (Brooklyn, NY) every chance I get.  I also love music (I DJ on the side).

If you could design a course for the CJ program what would it be?

I would love to have a hands on Forensic Course or a Police Training Course (like a course for the academy).  It’s one thing to learn in school but to actually experience it, even a simulation would be great.

What are your plans after you graduate?

I plan on continuing in school to get my Bachelor’s degree.  After that, law school.  I want to be a Criminal Lawyer.

Any final shout outs or words of wisdom to share?

Make sure you never give up and stay focused.  Use any support system you have.  Always make sure to give back.  Whether paying it forward, volunteering or just holding the door open for someone.