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48 law enforcement agencies recruit at Waynesburg University

More than 300 students and alumni network with professionals in the field

Ashley Wise Nov 8, 2018

Waynesburg University’s Department of Criminal Justice Administration and Social Sciences hosted a Job & Internship Fair yesterday, connecting more than 300 students and alumni with recruiters from 48 federal, state, local and private agencies. 

“I am tremendously proud of the quality of students that we have in the Criminal Justice Program,” said Adam Jack, chair of the Department of Criminal Justice and Social Sciences, associate professor of criminal justice and director of the Master of Arts in Criminal Investigation Program. “The agencies appeared to be very impressed with their demeanor and professionalism today. Many of the students walked away with internship and job opportunities that they would not have otherwise known about.”

Recruiters from the ATF, the IRS-CID, Arlington County Police Department, Pennsylvania State Police, and the United States Pentagon Police, among others, attended the Job & Internship Fair. Numerous alumni returned to Waynesburg University for the event, both to recruit for their agency and to job search.

“We were immediately impressed with the caliber of students at this school and the quality of education they are getting.”

Sergeant Matt Lafley, Arlington County Police Department

“To be a police officer, you have to have high standards, integrity, commitment, courage…there’s no tradeoff for those things. And that’s what we see in these kids here,” said Sergeant Matt Lafley of the Arlington County Police Department.

Criminal justice administration, forensic science, forensic accounting, psychology, sociology and computer science and forensics majors were invited to attend the event, in addition to alumni of relevant majors.

“Today we are recruiting for internships or special agent positions,” said Amanda Lauth of IRS-CID. “We’re looking for students who have a background in accounting. Waynesburg actually has a forensic accounting major, which is exactly what we do. We’ve talked to a lot of qualified candidates today.”

Those who attended the event had the opportunity to network with professionals in the field, exploring potential job leads and learning from alumni who have launched successful careers.

Offering students the opportunity to learn technical skills from experienced professionals in a hands-on setting from day one, Waynesburg’s Criminal Justice Administration Program was recently ranked in the top five percent nationwide in College Factual’s ranking, published by USA Today.

The Department of Criminal Justice & Social Sciences

As a student in the Department of Criminal Justice & Social Sciences, you'll gain a new perception of law and its role in the delivery of American justice - or you'll gain an in-depth understanding the psychological and political aspects of contemporary issues from law and international studies to human services and sociology.