Alyssa Gorlitz

I am a transfer success story.

Alyssa Gorlitz had sights set on nursing when she transferred from Macomb Community College to SVSU in 2010.  Then she started hearing great things about SVSU’s criminal justice program and decided to take a look.   Fast-forward to May 2012, and Alyssa was holding firmly a summa cum laude B.A. in criminal justice.

I am sorry that it’s over.

Alyssa says coming to SVSU and majoring in CJ was a good decision, and the overall experience was great  — even better than she could have imagined. “I wish it had lasted longer,” she says laughing.  “My time at SVSU was amazing.  The professors in CJ not only know you on a first-name basis, but work with you to find the opportunities that fit your interests.” She says she  “can’t say enough” about the student Criminal Justice Society: “It opened doors for me, and let me meet all sorts of professionals in the field.”

I am thankful.

Perhaps best of all for Alyssa was her internship with the Saginaw Family Court as an “informal probation officer.”  She says she “fell in love with working with kids and knew that I wanted to end up in either juvenile probation or child protection.”

The Sterling Heights native now works in Oakland County for Children’s Protective Services and remains “thankful for the small feeling of the campus, the one-on-one time with professors and a job that I love.”