Business Administration, '08
After graduating from Castleton with a degree in Marketing in 2008, Matt Goss switched gears and went on to build a career in Federal Law Enforcement. Now an accomplished professional in the field, he credits much of his drive and success to the skills and lessons learned during his time at Castleton.
“When I first got to Castleton in 2004, there wasn’t much of anything that was new. The campus was due for an upgrade, and boy, did President Dave Wolk deliver,” explained Goss. “Castleton was supremely lucky to have a man with his vision, dedication, and spirit at the helm.”
A Williston, VT native, after walking across the stage at Commencement Goss held a position with Immigration and Customs Enforcement before going on the be a Criminal Targeting Specialist.
“The next step in my career with ICE gave me an excellent opportunity to use some of the analytical and critical thinking skills I have developed through my time at Castleton and on the job,” he said.
He now resides in Boston as an Immigration Officer with the Fraud Detection and National Security Directorate of United States Citizenship and Immigration Services.
Coming from a small Vermont town, Goss felt right at home during his time at Castleton. The academic atmosphere of the University allowed Goss to not only become a better critical thinking, but also always continued to be challenged academically.
To this day he still frequents campus regularly and cheers on his fellow Spartans when his schedule allows.
“As a student, I found that professors, staff, and administration took a true interest in my success and often went above and beyond to help me achieve your goals,” said Goss. “It’s exciting to see the growth and development, knowing that you helped lay some of the bricks of culture that the University is still building upon.”