CJ Welcome Week Introduces College Activities

The College of Criminal Justice will welcome students back to the fall semester with a series of events from Aug. 31-Sept. 3.

The program will introduce students to the many opportunities offered in the College of Criminal Justice, one of the largest and oldest programs of its kind in the country. On Monday between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. in the CJ Lobby, students can mingle with faculty members from the Departments of Criminal Justice and Criminology, Forensic Science and Security Studies who will guide them through their academic programs.

On Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the CJ Courtroom, Dr. Jim Dozier will highlight the internship program, which provides more than 300 opportunities in local, state, federal and international agencies as well as private companies and non-profits. Although the internship generally is taken during the senior year, it is essential to prepare early for premium positions and to fit one’s schedule. The internship requires an entire semester working full-time and earns nine credits toward a Criminal Justice degree. The internship session will be available live on the web at www.cjcenter.org/live.

On Wednesday, students can learn more about Mexican drug cartels by viewing the movie Traffic (2000) and discussing real life experiences with Dr. Nathan Jones, a professor in the Department of Security Studies, who spent a year in Mexico studying the issue. The movie begins at 3 p.m. in the CJ Courtroom.

Finally, students can learn more about eight undergraduate student organizations within the College of Criminal Justice and find one that meets their goals and interests. The student organization fair will be held Thursday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the CJ Lobby. Among the organizations represented are:

  • Alpha Phi Sigma, National 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
  • Crime Victim Services Alliance
  • National Organization of Hispanics in Criminal Justice
  • Kats for CASA

Join fellow students, faculty and staff for a great kickoff to the 2014-15 Academic Year!

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