The College of Criminal Justice will welcome students back with a week full of events to introduce them to the many opportunities available in the field and at the College.
CJ Welcome Week will be held from Sept. 9 – 12 and will include programs on surviving freshman year, introducing criminal justice student organizations, meeting faculty and staff, pursuing internships, and getting advice on undergraduate and graduate studies. The week will be topped off on Wednesday afternoon with a viewing of “Into the Abyss,” a documentary on a Death Row case from Conroe, followed by a discussion with Dr. Dennis Longmire, an expert on capital punishment.
The week will begin Monday with meeting key staff and faculty members at the College, as well as getting tips from student ambassadors, student leaders, and student workers on how to navigate college. There are currently 40 full-time faculty members and more than 60 staff members working in the Criminal Justice Center who are available to help students throughout their college careers.
On Tuesday and Wednesday, students can meet rep- resentatives from eight student organizations available at the College of Criminal Justice and participate in panel discussions with members of the College’s undergraduate and graduate advisement centers. Among the student organization are Alpha Phi Sigma Criminal Justice Honor Society; Lambda Alpha Epsilon American Criminal Justice Association; National Association of Blacks in Criminal Justice; The Society of Forensic Science; Phi Alpha Delta Pre-Law Fraternity; Crime Victim Services Alliance; Graduate Student Organization; and the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.
Advisors will be available to answer questions regarding undergraduate and graduate programs in criminology and criminal justice, victim studies, security studies and forensics.
On Thursday, Dr. Jim Dozier will discuss the many internship opportunities available through the College of Criminal Justice in federal, state, county and local agencies and private firms, and the things students can do to prepare for their future career choices. In addition, he will provide an overview of the polygraph system, which is used by many employers as part of the application process.
Following is a full list of events for CJ Welcome Week:
Monday, Sept. 9
10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Meet and Greet Faculty and Staff (Atrium)
11:30 a.m. – How to Survive Your Freshman Year (Courtroom)
Tuesday, Sept. 10
11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Student Organization Fair (Atrium)
11:30 a.m. – Ask an Advisor Panel (Courtroom)
Wednesday, Sept. 11
11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Student Organization Fair (Atrium)
11:30 a.m. Ask an Advisor Panel (Courtroom)
3 p.m. Criminal Justice Movie: (Courtroom)
Thursday, Sept. 12
11 a.m. Internships: 101 and Polygraph (Courtroom)