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All majors welcome to Criminology and Criminal Justice Career Fair April 8

March 26, 2015

Students of any academic emphasis are encouraged to attend the Criminology and Criminal Justice Career Fair 10 a.m.-2 p.m. April 8.

Nearly 40 vendors will be at Indiana State University's Dede II and III to share information about a variety of employment opportunities.

"The Criminology and Criminal Justice Career Fair is designed to give students direct connections to a variety of agencies within the criminal justice field," said Travis Behem, instructor in the criminology and criminal justice department. "This is a great way to network with recruiters and discuss how best a student can work to get a job they are seeking."

The criminology and criminal justice department is the largest degree program at Indiana State, with nearly 900 undergraduates and graduate students enrolled.

"We feel the career fair is a chance for us to help our students find out more about careers in the highly competitive criminal justice system," Behem said. "(It) also gives students the opportunity to find if an agency has internships and what their requirements are, if any, to apply for an internship."

Agencies within the criminal justice field are always seeking a variety of degreed people, Behem said. Many agencies hire graduates with degrees in accounting, technology, nursing and beyond.

"So someone who does not want to be the police officer or correctional officer can find a different job within the criminal justice field," Behem said. "Maybe they want to be a counselor or work in human resources; there are opportunities for students who are studying nursing, accounting, computer/technology, psychology, finance, counseling, science and so on."

The career fair is sponsored by the department of criminology and criminal justice and the Career Center.

"We want to give our students the best chance they can to succeed after they graduate from ISU. The career fair is just one more element to help do that," Behem said.

Vendors include the following: FBI, Secret Service, Drug Enforcement Administration, U.S. Army, U.S. Air Force, Lowes, Target, Securitas, Casa, Gibault, Indiana Department of Corrections, Rockville Correctional Facility, Indiana Department of Correction Parole (Terre Haute), Department of Natural Resources, Indiana State Police, Excise, Vigo County Sheriff's Office, Terre Haute City Police Department, Indianapolis Metro Police Department, Indiana State University Public Safety, Fishers Police Department, Speedway Police Department, Plainfield Police Department, Lafayette Police Department, Indiana State University Graduate School, Alcohol Tobacco Firearms, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Indianapolis Airport Police Department, U.S. Marines, Law Table, Charleston (Ill.) Police Department, U.S. Probation and Pretrial Services System and Avon Police Department.


Contact: Travis Behem, instructor of criminology at Indiana State University, 812-237-2196 or