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Mel W

Mel W


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Mel's work combines: Law, Government, and Helping People

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Day In The Life

FBI Special Agent

I am a violent crime agent and Orange County RA.

Skills & Education

Here's the path I took:

  • High School

    Private School

  • Bachelor's Degree

    History, General

    Liberty University

  • Graduate Degree


    Liberty University

Here's the path I recommend for someone who wants to be a FBI Special Agent:

Bachelor's Degree: History

Graduate Degree: Communications

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Life & Career Milestones

My path in life has been direct

  • 1.

    First I went to college.

  • 2.

    I started to work with agents.

  • 3.

    Then I got my undergraduate degree.

  • 4.

    Then I had to pass the test.

  • 5.

    Then I got my graduate degree.

  • 6.

    I passed phase 1, which was an online test, then phase 2, which was an interview with agents, then the physical tests.

  • 7.

    Then I applied to become an FBI agent.

  • 8.

    Then, after I got the job, I moved to San Diego, California.

Defining Moments

How I responded to discouragement


    Messages from Family:

    I did not have any discouragement about my career choice in becoming an FBI agent because my family and friends are very supportive about what I wanted to become.

  • How I responded:

    My dad is also an FBI agent and when I talked to my dad about becoming an FBI agent, my dad was encouraging me but wanted to know if it was my choice of becoming an FBI because he is one too.

Experiences and challenges that shaped me

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  • Taking the test to become an FBI agent was as hurdle. I studied and was really stressed because of how badly I wanted to become an FBI agent.