WSU Criminology and Criminal Justice 2021 Virtual Career Fair


Career fair instructions

Date: Tuesday, April 13, 2021
Time: 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. (Pick a time slot for one-on-one conversations or group sessions with agencies and companies.)
Location: Virtual Career Fair, via Handshake
Who: All students and alumni

The Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice invites employers from various industries to our virtual career fair to recruit WSU students and alumni for career opportunities and internships. Students and alumni from all majors are invited to participate. If you are seeking a full-time job, internship, co-op or part-time experience, this event is for you. Sign up for a virtual time slot to talk one-on-one with the employers of your choice or sign up for various group sessions to learn more about what employers have to offer and various career pathways. Present yourself virtually and professionally to potential employers, networking and highlighting your skills.

Sign up on Handshake (required)

Important: Each company has time slots available for students to register and learn about that entity and its available opportunities. You must sign up for a time slot to chat with your employers of choice. You also must show up for your selected time slot. Your schedule of registered sessions is available in Handshake and it includes the meeting link.

During the career fair, we will have a help desk available in case you are having trouble. The Help Desk will be available from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 13, 2021. The information on the link will be sent once you register.

The keys to a successful career fair experience are preparation and follow-up

Event instructions

  1. Search for WSU Criminology and Criminal Justice 2021 Virtual Career Fair on Handshake
  2. Review available individual or group sessions that companies are hosting. 
  3. Sign up for time slots with the companies that interest you. Reference your schedule in Handshake.
  4. Attend the virtual meetings you signed up for via Handshake.

Pro tips to prepare for the virtual career fair

  • Review the list of participating employers through Handshake - sign up for each one you want to talk with
  • Set yourself reminders including the company name and time you will be speaking with them
  • Update your resume or have it reviewed by a Career Services professional
  • Upload your final resume onto Handshake and feature it/make it visible on your profile
  •  If you've signed up for one-on-one meetings, prepare yourself to have 5-10 minute conversations, via video chat, about your education, experiences and skills
  • Make sure you dress professionally for the virtual career fair. Employers will see you
  • Don't forget to ask for an email address or a LinkedIn request during your conversation so you can follow up
  • Complete a tech check prior to the event with your video and microphone

We have a lot of agencies that are signing up. Please save this website for the most up-to-date information. Below is the list of employers that we have so far.

Employer list

Updated as of March 30, 2021.

Company name Job type Position type Majors seeking Position(s) Website Contact
City of Farmington Jobs only Full/part-time All majors Police service aide, emergency dispatcher, police officer Kurt Bearer
Dallas Police Department Jobs only Full-time All majors Police officer (trainee) Adam Penaloza
Drug Enforcement Administration Jobs only Full-time All majors Special agent, intel research specialist, diversion investigator Christopher Taylor
Fairfax County Police Department Internship and Jobs Full-time All majors Police officer IAPPO (animal protection officer), unpaid internships Shawn Carroll,
Federal Air Marshal Service-- Deroit Field Office Jobs only Full-time All majors Federal air marshal Joel Wise
Franklin County Sheriff's Office Jobs only Full-time All majors Deputy sheriff's 911 dispatcher and other civilian careers Mary Walker
Gun Lake Tribe Jobs only Full-time Candidate's who have completed the Police Academy Public saftey officer Desirae Pyle
Macom County Sheriff's Office Jobs only Full-time Criminal justice Dispatch, corrections, law enforcement William Ash
MDHHS-Office of Inspector General Jobs only Full-time Criminal justice Regulation agent Connor Render
Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority Jobs only Full-time All majors Airport police officer Shareese Clarke
Michigan State Police Jobs only Full-time All majors Michigan state trooper Dwayne Gill
Missouri State Highway Patrol Jobs only Full-time All majors Trooper recruit, civilian support personnel Brad Haggett
New Orleans Police Department Jobs only Full-time All majors Police recruit Erick Sosa
State Appellate Defender's Office Internship Only Full/part-time Humanities, social sciences, criminal justice, anthropology, sociology, creative writing, psychology, and neuroscience  Unpaid mitigation intern Chelsea Richardson
State of Michigan Department of Corrections Jobs only Full-time Criminal justice Corrections officers Maria Guizar
State of Michigan Department of Health and Services  Internship and Jobs Full-time Criminal justice or any human services related major Services specialist (CPS/Foster Care), forensic security assistant, unpaid child welfare internship Dorris Crandall
Target Jobs only Full/part-time Criminal justice/criminology Assets protection leader Ashley Miller
TJX Companies Jobs only Part-Time Criminal Justice Loss prevention detective Bill Dammarell
United States Capitol Police Jobs only Full-time All majors Police officer
United States Postal Inspection Service Jobs only Full-time All majors U.S postal inspector, postal police officer Kerry Gardner
U.S Probation & Pretrial Services- Western District of Michigan Internship and Jobs Full/part-time, paid internship All majors U.S. probation officer, student intern Michelle Rush
United States Secret Service Jobs only Full-time All majors Criminal Investigator (special agent), uniformed division officer Keisha Coleman
University of Michigan Jobs only Full/part-time Criminal justice or service orientation Security officers, guest services specialists Sherri Swanson
Wayne County Government, Michigan Jobs only Full/part-time Criminal justice and psychology Juvenile detention specialist, police officer, temporary jail officer Dale Kasmier
Wayne State University Law School Full/part-time All majors Graduate school options Jill Burnette-Maurice
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Jobs only Full/part-time All majors Conservative warden (natural resources law enforcement officer) John Sinclair
Wolverine Human Services  Jobs only Full/part-time Criminal justice, criminology, social work, psychology, sociology, human services preferred. all other majors can be considered Youth care workers, case aides, foster care family workers Charmaine Gauvin

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