October 13, 2005

Administration of Justice career fair is Oct. 20

by Tom Woolf

CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Southern Illinois University Carbondale students and area residents interested in careers in security, loss prevention, corrections, probation and policing should make plans to attend the 14th annual Administration of Justice Career and Internship Fair.

Representatives of 25 to 30 agencies and businesses will offer information on careers and internships from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 20, in the Student Center Ballrooms. The career fair is free and open to the public.

The Administration of Justice program enrolls about 470 undergraduate and graduate students. The career fair may also be of interest to students and professionals in allied areas, including social work, psychology, political science, accounting and paralegal studies.

Agencies sending representatives include state, county and municipal police departments; private security management firms; probation departments; correctional facilities; insurance agencies; and social service agencies. Graduate schools, law schools and the military also send recruiters to the career fair.

Providing services to meet the career planning needs of students is among the goals of Southern at 150: Building Excellence Through Commitment, the blueprint for the development of the University by the time it celebrates its 150th anniversary in 2019.

SIUC's Center for the Study of Crime, Delinquency and Corrections sponsors the event. For more information, contact academic adviser Michael S. Harbin, at 618/453-5701.