Wed March 2, 2011
10 A.M. - 2 P.M.
Lowman Student Center
The Career Fair was first launched in 2009 and was attended by more 650 students and 30 agencies. During the event, 130 students got solid job leads and received follow-up interviews with agencies.
"We started this three years ago to give student the opportunity to sit and talk to potential employers and internship providers," said Dr. Holly Miller, Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Programs. "It provides an immediate connection."
This year, even more agencies are expected to be represented, including those from private security, law enforcement, corrections, victims services, and forensic science. Among those scheduled to attend are Angelina County Adult Probation, Belton Police Department, Carrollton Police Department, Center for Advanced Legal Studies, City of Bryan, Conroe Police Department, Fort Bend County, Houston Police Department, Irving Police Department, Longview Police Department, Montgomery County Women's Center, San Antonio Police Department, Target Corporation, Texas Department of Protective and Regulatory Services, Texas Department of Public Safety, U.S. Army and U.S. Marine Corps.
"One of the attributes of this job fair is that it is not just for seniors," said Paige Loft, Career Fair and Special Event Coordinator for Sam Houston State University Career Services. "Juniors will also want to attend to explore available internship opportunities. Even students several years away from their graduation date can benefit by attending to learn more about the agencies that hire criminal justice majors."
Students should come dressed professionally and prepared with copies of their resume to give to prospective employers. To see an up-to-date listing of recruiters/agencies that will have tables set up at the Career Fair, visit the Career Services' web site and log into Jobs4Kats at http://www.shsu.edu/~ccp_www/. Loft encourages students to use Jobs4Kats to help impress recruiters attending the event. Jobs4Kats includes an up-to-date list of attendees so that students can create a “hit list” of agencies to target and to research employment opportunities and information about the recruiters and agencies attending. Armed with this information, students may be able to present employers not only with their resumes, but completed applications and a knowledge of the agency as well.
To prepare for the event, Real Talk with CJ on Feb. 22 will feature a Resume and Interview Workshop. Dr. Jim Dozier, Internship Coordinator for the College of Criminal Justice, will present tips to get jobs in the criminal justice field, while Greg Monteilh, the Employment Specialist with Sam Houston State University Career Services, will provide information on writing an effective resume and preparing for interviews.
In addition to Job Fairs and Resume and Interview skills, Career Services offers many programs to students, graduates and alumni, whether you are a freshman starting your academic career, a senior anticipating your fast-approaching graduation date, or an alumnus looking for a new career or job. Among the services provided are career assessments, mock interviews, cover letter and resume assistance, Jobs4Kats job listings, a career library and computers, company information, presentations and workshops, career counseling and on-campus interviews. For more information, call (936) 294-1713.