Alum Talks About the Liberal Arts Degree and Federal Jobs
Monday, December 02, 2013
Put Your Liberal Arts Degree to Work in Federal Government Jobs
Monte Hawkins, TU sociology alum, spoke with sociology majors and other A&S students about federal government jobs on November 1, 2013. Monte is currently Group Chief at the National Counterterrorism Center in Washington DC.
Monte graduated from TU in 1999 with a B.A. in Sociology. After leaving TU, he earned a Master’s degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Maryland. Since then, Monte has held a wide variety of positions related to criminal justice and counterterrorism, including work for the United States Secret Service, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the National Security Council. He has also had the opportunity to share his knowledge and experience with others, serving as an adjunct professor of Terrorism Studies at the University of Maryland and now with Georgetown University starting this fall.
Monte’s current role is as a Group Chief for the Screening and Vetting Group at the National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC) in Washington, D.C. The Screening and Vetting Group was established earlier this year to manage NCTC’s support to the Department of Homeland Security and State Department and their passenger and applicant screening programs.