CJ Welcome Week

Cj Ambassadors stand outside the Beto Criminal Justice Center.

The College of Criminal Justice will welcome students back with a week full of events to introduce them to the many opportunities available at the College.

Tue, Sept 2, 2014
Internship 101
2:00pm
Hazel B. Kerper Courtroom

Wed, Sept 3, 2014
CJ Movie Night
4:00pm
Hazel B. Kerper Courtroom

Thursday, Sept 12, 2014
Student Organization Fair
10:00am - 2:00pm
CJ Lobby

Front of College of Criminal Justice building.Welcome to the 2014-2015 Academic Year at the College of Criminal Justice.

To highlight the many opportunities available at the Criminal Justice Center, the College will hold a series of events from Sept. 2-4. The programs will include presentations on internships, a documentary and roundtable discussion on gangs, and a student organizations fair.

Events are open to all students, and the internship presentation will be streamed live on the College’s web site at www.cjcenter.org/live.

The week will kick off on Tuesday, Sept. 2 at 2 p.m. in the CJ Courtroom with Internships 101. Presented by Internship Coordinator Dr. Jim Dozier, the program discusses more than 200 internships available for students during their senior year. The internships cover all areas of criminal justice, including law enforcement, corrections, victim services, public and private security, and forensic science.

Ethan Martinez was an intern with the Houston Texans security.Full-time, semester-long internships are available at every level. including local, county, state and federal, as well as in private businesses at such agencies as INTERPOL, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the U.S. Marshals Service, or the Department of Homeland Security as well as local probation and parole agencies, police and sheriffs' departments, child protective agencies, crime labs, and prosecutors' offices. Undergraduates can earn nine credits by participating in the program, while graduate students earn six credits.

A youth stands in front of a grafetthi filled wall outside an abandoned building.CJ Movie Night will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 3 beginning at 4 p.m. in the CJ Courtroom with a viewing of “Crips and Bloods: Made in America,” a gritty documentary that tells the story of two of South Los Angeles’ most infamous African-American gangs. It will be followed by a roundtable discussion with Dr. David Pyrooz, one of the resident experts on gangs at the College.

The Student Organizations Fair will be held in the CJ Lobby from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 4. It will feature the College’s seven student organizations and provide an opportunity to talk one-on-one with representatives from each group. The student organizations are very diverse and cover distinct areas of interest in the field. Among those represented are:

    Student organizations meet in the CJ Center.
  • Alpha Phi Sigma, which is the National Honor Society for Criminal Justice
  • Crime Victim Services Alliance, a victim advocacy group which exposes students to careers in victims services
  • Graduate Student Organization, which assist Master and Ph.D. students through social and academic activities.
  • National Association of Black in Criminal Justice is a group that strives for equal justice for African Americans and other minorities in the criminal justice system.
  • Phi Alpha Delta helps students decide if they would like to go to law school.
  • Society of Forensic Science, which explores topics and careers in forensic science



  • Lambda Alpha Epsilon, a group affiliated with American Criminal Justice Association which providing speakers, service, and competitions.


For more information on Welcome Week events, contact Kalyn Cavazos at Kalyn@shsu.edu or (936) 294-1681.

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