Waynesburg University's Department of Criminal Justice and Social Sciences and the Pathways Center will host the annual Criminal Justice Job & Internship Fair Wednesday, Oct. 25, from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the old gym. All students, regardless of their major, are encouraged to come and meet with employers about opportunities in the field.
Year after year, employers walk away impressed with the students who attend and assist with the Criminal Justice Job and Internship Fair.”
This job fair is specifically focused on giving students experience in the job search and what it is like to speak professionally with employers.
"The Criminal Justice Job & Internship Fair is an annual event where employers have the opportunity to connect with Waynesburg University students, especially those in the Department of Criminal Justice and Social Sciences,” Sarah Bell, director of the Pathways Center, said. “This major-specific fair enables students to grow their network while learning about the vast range of employment opportunities in their field.”
While the event is centered around the field of criminal justice, students not looking to go into that industry are still encouraged to attend.
“Students will learn how to go about applying for internships and jobs and are welcome to bring their resumes to hand out to prospective employers,” Kenneth Cairns, chair of the Department of Criminal Justice and Social Sciences, said. “Students from other majors are also encouraged to attend, as a wide variety of opportunities are available.”
Those opportunities could include information about potential job openings beyond the field of criminal justice.
“While it is hosted by the criminal justice department, many of the employers have opportunities in other areas as well,” Bell said. “For example, it's common for employers who are recruiting at this fair to share openings in forensic science and investigation, communication, computer science, business and the humanities as well.”
It will also be a good opportunity for students to get a better understanding of the jobs available to them in the local area.
“In addition to employers from several states, there are a wide variety of local agencies that will be attending and that have internship and career opportunities available,” Cairns said.
Ultimately, it is the hard work of everyone involved that makes the event possible.
“This event is consistently successful because the Department of Criminal Justice and Social Sciences faculty and students are committed to making it a great event,” Bell said. “Year after year, employers walk away impressed with the students who attend and assist with the Criminal Justice Job and Internship Fair.”
The event is free for all students to attend. Employers that want a spot in the fair can register below.