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CJ Welcome Week To Introduce College Activities

Aug. 25, 2015
SHSU Media Contact: Beth Kuhles

The College of Criminal Justice will welcome students back to the fall semester and introduce students to the many opportunities offered in the College of Criminal Justice with a series of events beginning on Monday (Aug. 31).

That day, activities will kick off between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. in the Beto Criminal Justice Center Lobby, where students can mingle with faculty members from the Departments of Criminal Justice and Criminology, Forensic Science, and Security Studies. These faculty members will guide students through their academic programs and teach students more about one of the largest and oldest programs of its kind in the country.

On Tuesday (Sept. 1), internship coordinator Jim Dozier will highlight the some of the more than 300 opportunities in local, state, federal and international agencies, as well as private companies and non-profits, at 2 p.m. in the CJ Courtroom,

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, according to Dozier.

Criminal justice internships require an entire semester of working full-time and provide the intern with nine credits toward a criminal justice degree.

The internship session also will be available live on the web at

On Wednesday (Sept. 2), students can learn more about Mexican drug cartels through a screening of the 2000 film “Traffic,” at 3 p.m. in the CJ Courtroom, followed by a discussion of real-life experiences with assistant professor of security studies Nathan Jones, who spent a year in Mexico studying the issue.

Finally, students can learn more about eight undergraduate student organizations within the College of Criminal Justice, and perhaps find one that meets their goals and interests, during a student organizations fair on Thursday (Sept. 3), from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the CJ Center Lobby.

Among the organizations that will be represented are Alpha Phi Sigma, the national criminal justice honor society; Lambda Alpha Epsilon, the American criminal justice association; National Association of Blacks in Criminal Justice; The Society of Forensic Science; Phi Alpha Delta, a pre-law organization; Crime Victim Services Alliance; National Organization of Hispanics in Criminal Justice; and Kats for CASA.

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