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what can i do to help get into the fbi after high school and college? ,what would help my chances?

Thank you comment icon Have you tried looking at the FBI's website to see what positions they have, what the qualifications are, etc? Fred Rosenberger
Thank you comment icon I suggest taking a look at these sites: - https://careertrend.com/good-start-becoming-fbi-agent-39570.html - https://www.allcriminaljusticeschools.com/law-enforcement/fbi-agent/ - https://www.fbijobs.gov/special-agents/application-and-eligibility-process Kiara Cooper
Thank you comment icon Hi Kiara, Your challenge with any organization is deciding what you want to do for them. I know at least one person who had been recruited by the FBI while they were a high school government teacher. The role was as an analyst. Organizations like this also have support functions from human resources to people who clean the buildings. How would you like to serve in these organizations? That should be your starting point as you consider your next steps. Gloria Gloria Ortiz
Thank you comment icon Move close by one of the locations and go make a good impression. There is one in springfield illinois Jacilyn Andrews
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Jessica’s Answer

Hello! The FBI is looking for something other than a criminal justice degree- you need to have applicable skills in other fields that make you a valuable asset. Learning other languages, especially Arabic/many of the Asian languages, or getting a degree in something like Law or Accounting gives you skills that you can apply broadly, and that not everyone has. Good luck!
Thank you comment icon Jessica's answer is so far the best answer, and to piggy back off of it: the FBI looks for people who are knowledgeable in their own careers first before transitioning to the FBI. They prefer a more diverse pool of candidates rather than everyone having the same degree/background. So I would say to follow a career path that most interests you first, and do the best you can at it. The FBI requires at least 2 years of professional experience before you are able to apply, I'd imagine the Secret Service follows similarly. If you have any interest or knowledge of languages, that is always a plus! Good luck! Karim Habib
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Sikawayi’s Answer

Hello Lilyann, this is an excellent question. First of all, I would like to suggest while you're in high school it would really be helpful if you joined ROTC this is the organization that is the first steps of the military. Most FBI or CIA field agents have some sort of military experience. If you plan on going on to college continue on in ROTC. learn as much as you can, when you are in college you need to tell your advisor of your ambition to join law enforcement so your degree will reflect your desire to work in this flied. Best of luck
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