We would like to shift the next Bison Spotlight focus toward a member of the Class of 2020, Tyler St. Cyr. He is earning his degree with a major in Criminal Justice Management. On The Hill, Tyler is a four-year member of the Nichols Mens’ Golf Team, a First-Year Professional Development Seminar Teaching Assistant and a member of the Criminal Justice Club. Outside of school and work he enjoys hanging out with family, playing golf and traveling. A fun fact about Tyler is that he has a 13-year old Yellow Lab named Jasmine.
This past summer, Tyler interned with the Massachusetts State Police Fire and Explosion Investigation AK-9 Unit. He helped with fire investigation across the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Tyler learned what to look for after a fire and how to properly investigate it. He also assisted during the K-9 training days throughout the summer and had the chance to get a feel for what it’s like to be a dog handler. Tyler fell in love with his role as an intern and made some great connections within the field.
Tyler said his favorite thing to do during his internship was, “The ride alongs with my supervisors and getting a feel for what their day to day responsibilities are like. It was great to show up to work every day and instantly be greeted by the dogs. It just made my experience much more special.”
Tyler’s biggest take away from his internship experience was, “Stepping outside of my comfort zone. This was an internship I desperately wanted but was nervous at the beginning. It ended up being the best experience I’ve ever had and I felt so lost when it concluded. However, I was able to find my passion. I’m very excited to work my way into a role like this in the future. The best advice I could give to others is to never cut yourself short and go after what you truly want. No branch is ever too high.”
The CPDC team is very proud of Tyler for stepping outside of his comfort zone and finding what he truly is passionate about. We wish you the best of luck with your future career in the Criminal Justice field!