Criminal Justice & Government Networking Night attracts variety of employers

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    The Criminal Justice & Government Networking Night will be more than a police officer social.

    Kim Satz, associate director of employer development at TCU, said that this year’s Criminal Justice & Government Networking Night will host representatives from a number of police departments,Target, the United States Postal Inspection Service, the Drug Enforcement Administration and more.

    Five or six law schools including Southern Methodist University, Wake Forest and Texas Tech will also be in attendance following the Law School Admissions 101 panel.

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    A complete list of employers attending the affair can be found on the Criminal Justice & Government Networking Night event page on FrogJobs. Satz said the list will continue to grow up until the day before the event.

    Criminal Justice & Government Networking Night will take place Tuesday, Feb. 17 at 5 p.m. in the Kelly Alumni Center.

    Satz said the networking night is more informal than a career fair and will give students and opportunity to mingle among themselves and the organizations present.

    There will be agencies, nonprofits and companies that are interested in recruiting students with Criminal Justice and Political Science majors but the event is open to any other majors as well.

    Students are expected to attend in professional attire, Satz said. They are encouraged to bring a resume or student business cards to provide contact information for employers but the event is geared toward making conversation with representatives.

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    “We always recommend that students look at events and look to see who’s attending and if they’re interested in a company then they go ahead and come regardless of, perhaps, what the title of the event is and who it may seem like it’s intended for,” Satz said. “If you’re interested in a company and it’s going to be there, it’s open to the students and you are invited to come.”

    “[The meeting] was very well attended last year. Every year we do it, it gains a little momentum and we get a larger response from employers and from students. Typically many faculty members attend as well, in order to network with employers. It helps build those relationships.”

    As Career Services continues to incorporate improvements and fine tune their processes, Satz said, students are becoming more aware of how important it is to obtain internships and to make contacts with potential employers.

    Career Services hosts a variety of networking nights each semester for different majors and departments.

    “We’re always looking for opportunities to do smart programming where we know there’s an interest and a need on the part of the students to learn more about an industry, to make connections within that industry and obtain these internships and full-time opportunities,” Satz said.

    Dates for Career Services events can be found on FrogJobs or the Center for Career & Professional Development website.