Network with local, state and Federal Law Enforcement agencies, private organizations, courts and numerous other Criminal Justice organizations and professionals, all from the comfort of your dorm, apartment or house. While we would all prefer this event to be held in person, you can still gain valuable information, learn about great internships and jobs, and you can still make valuable connections with employers/practitioners. Attend this event to learn about internships, part-time jobs, full-time jobs and volunteer opportunities related to the broad field of Criminal Justice. Freshmen through graduate students are STRONGLY encouraged to attend. Many agency representatives will be alumni of the School of Criminal Justice who are eager to answer your questions and to assist you professionally. Many students secure part-time jobs and internships through the Career Fair, and full-time positions are also filled for any graduating seniors or alumni as well.
BE PREPARED TO SUCCEED: Be sure to thoroughly review the list of employers who will be participating and remember that we add new employers weekly. In preparation for the virtual career fair, spend time researching the employers you are interested in talking to so that you can come up with some questions and set a plan for who you wish to talk to that evening. Some agencies will be hosting 30 minute Informational/Recruiting Sessions that you can sign up for, while others will be holding 10 minute one-on-one sessions with interested students. Instructions for signing up for these sessions will be provided to you once you get Registered to Participate.
BE PREPARED – PART II: Even though you will not be meeting with Agency Representatives in person, it is still important to look the part. If you have a business suit, be sure to wear that as you will be having zoom-like meetings with Agency Representatives in the 10 Minute Sessions. If you don’t have a suit, that’s OK. just be sure you wear a nice button down shirt, top or sweater. Please do not wear hats of any kind, and be sure that your hair is styled conservatively as well. You still need to “look the part”.
- Be sure that you research (on Handshake) each Agency that you either plan to attend an Informational Session or one-on-one session with. You’ll want to have some questions prepared to ask the people you meet with, and knowing some general information about the agencies going in will be helpful to you.
- Be sure that your Handshake Profile is built out, made public, and free of errors. That way if an Agency Representative wants to hop onto your Profile before meeting with you to learn a bit about you, they will see a complete and well-done profile.
- Make sure you have February 18th, 2020, from 4-7:00pm set aside in your schedule. Also be sure that you will have a quiet place (with strong WiFi) lined up where you won’t be interrupted by roommates, family, pets, etc. It is important to not have any distractions during your sessions.