College students interested in careers in law enforcement, homeland security and related areas soon will have an opportunity to hear from working professionals.
The ninth Department of Criminal Justice Administration Networking and Information Exchange is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 23, in the third level lobby of the Academic Classroom Building, 1751 MTSU Boulevard. The event is free and open to the public.
This event will enable students to get to know more about the variety of professions under the criminal justice umbrella and get to know practitioners in a relaxed, cordial environment.
“We want the students to bring handshakes instead of resumes and spend some time getting to know the professionals attending,” said Carter F. Smith, a master lecturer in the department and the creator of the event.
Some 20 agencies are slated to have representatives in attendance including the Murfreesboro Police Department, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, the U.S. Secret Service, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, MTSU Police and the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
“A bonus for the professionals is that this event should be quite the networking opportunity for them, as well,” Smith said. “The interaction we see each year among the attendees serves as a great real-time example for the students, and more than one commented on the added ‘real world’ experience it brought.”
Business casual attire is recommended. A campus parking map is available at http://bit.ly/MTSUParking. Off-campus visitors can obtain a one-day permit at https://mtsu.edu/parking/visit.php or park free in the university’s Rutherford Boulevard Lot and ride the Raider Xpress shuttle to the Academic Classroom Building.
For more information, contact Smith at 615-898-2261 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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