Waynesburg University hosted its second annual Criminal Justice Job/Internship Fair Wednesday, Nov. 6, for students majoring in criminal justice, forensic science, forensic investigation, computer security and forensics, sociology/human services, psychology and forensic accounting.
The job fair acted as a platform for students to engage with potential employers and internship sites, as well as explore careers with professionals from related fields. Agencies from all different areas of criminal justice attended the fair.
This is another opportunity for the students of Waynesburg University that they would not receive elsewhere. The professional relationships that they create through these types of endeavors are priceless."
“We had federal, state and local law enforcement agencies like the U.S. Secret Service, DEA, ATF, PA State Police, Arlington County Virginia Police and the City of Pittsburgh Police, but also agencies representing all other areas of criminal justice, like the Federal Bureau of Prisons, the Academy School, Washington County Probation and Southwood Psychiatric Hospital,” said Adam Jack, chairperson for the Criminal Justice and Social Sciences Department and associate professor of criminal justice.
Last year, countless students received full-time jobs, part-time jobs and internships from this fair. Because of this event, four 2019 graduates are currently in the Arlington County Police Department Academy, one of the most coveted policing jobs in the country, while another fall 2019 graduate will begin the Academy in January.
“This is another opportunity for the students of Waynesburg University that they would not receive elsewhere. The professional relationships that they create through these types of endeavors are priceless,” said Jack. “I cannot express how proud I am of all of the students in the CJ Program. As these employers consistently express to me, we have something very special in this program. The students are vested and believe in what we are doing, which makes planning events like this very easy.”
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