Living and working “inside the Beltway” — Washington, D.C. and environs — can be extremely stressful.
Traffic congestion, the high cost of living, the daily ebb and flow of political controversy — all contribute to a high-pressure environment.
But Farrell Moskow, a 2018 Wilmington University graduate, is thriving in our country’s capitol, working as an analyst for the U.S. government. It’s a dream job for the 24-year-old, who received a degree in Criminal Justice at WilmU.
Moskow gives much of the credit for his success to caring teachers who encouraged and mentored him throughout his high school and college years. He is particularly complimentary of his professors at WilmU, where he enrolled as a junior after attending Burlington (New Jersey) County College and receiving the highly competitive Presidential Scholarship, which paid for his two years at Wilmington.
“I highly recommend this school to anybody interested in getting a quality education, no matter what level of degree you are looking for,” he says. “I have learned a lot and I owe a vast majority of my success to my professors at this institution. Even the office staff is nice.”
Moskow says Dr. James Warwick, assistant professor and chair of the Criminal Justice Program, was “an awesome influence.”
Calling Moskow “an exemplary student,” Dr. Warwick says, “Farrell had a strong desire to not only do well academically, but also to learn as much as he could about the different facets of criminal justice. His goal was to secure a position within law enforcement, where he could use his talents to best serve the community. His academic journey, fueled by his dreams, ultimately landed him a job of a lifetime.”
While at WilmU, Moskow served two internships with the government, which helped open the door to his current position. He says he loves his job. “Each day is a new adventure for me and not one day is the same. I really see the significance to the work that I’m doing, and I feel I am helping people one way or another. I get up each day with a smile, ready to start another adventure.”
A 2012 graduate of Cherokee High School in Marlton, New Jersey, Moskow now lives in Alexandria, Virginia. In his spare time, he gets together with friends and takes classes in Shotokan Karate. A student of the traditional Japanese martial art for the past four years, he holds a purple belt. He says he is following in the footsteps of his father, who is a black belt. Wu