Worcester State University
Criminal Justice Department

Criminal Justice Club

The Criminal Justice Club (CJC)
is a group of criminal justice majors and minors who want to learn and share experiences beyond what you learn in the classroom. However, the club is open to all WSU students and we encourage all students to get involved.

Why get involved in CJC?

The field of criminal justice is growing rapidly and it has become extremely competitive to get into the field without a good education. More and more agencies are hiring candidates who have gone beyond a high school education, even though that may be the minimum educational requirement. It is important for each individual to get involved in more than their academics if they want to show potential employers that they stand above the crowd. A great way to do this is to get involved in extra-curricular activities. Becoming a member of the CJC and being active in the group, shows you have a sincere interest in the field of criminal justice.

What do we do in the CJ Club?

The CJC participates in a number different projects throughout the year.  We work with community leaders on special projects.

Every year, we sponsor a Criminal Justice Career and Opportunity Fair. In the past we have had representatives from:

·        Vermont State Police
·        New Hampshire State Police
·        Massachusetts State Police
·        Drug Enforcement Administration
·        Federal Bureau of investigations
·        Federal Air Marshal’s
·        Massachusetts Crime Analysts Association
·        Insurance Fraud Bureau
·        U.S Probation
·        Immigration and Customs Enforcement
·        Nashua, NH Police Department
·        Worcester Police Department
·        Transit Police
·        Massachusetts National Guard 

In addition graduate schools and law schools are represented including:

·        Roger Williams University
·        American International College
·        Western New England School of Law
·        Suffolk Law School
·        Massachusetts School of Law
·        New England School of Law

We bring in guest speakers to talk about careers in the criminal justice field, such as K-9 groups who provide demonstrations working with dogs.  Other speakers provide real-life experiences, like working as a police officer, as a secret service agent, as a loss prevention officer and many other careers. Students also enjoy fun time activities such as practicing their shooting skills with the shooting simulator. We take tours of the Massachusetts Prisons, or we participate in paint ball shooting, visits to police agencies or the firing range.

How do I get involved?

Every person brings new ideas opportunities to the organization.  The more people the better the club becomes. We have a variety of traditional and non-traditional students who are currently working in the field to share their expertise. Learning from others about real-life experiences is what it is all about.

For more information, keep checking your e-mails as we send out information about upcoming meetings. If you have any questions, feel free to contact the CJC President or the Faculty Advisor, Dr. John Tahiliani at jtahiliani@worcester.edu.

Related Links
  USA Jobs
  Discover Policing
  Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
  Alpha Phi Sigma-National Criminal Justice Honor Society
  Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences
  American Society of Industrial Security
  American Society of Criminology
  National Institutes of Correction
  U.S. Department of Justice
  National Organization for Victim Assistance
  Federal Bureau of Investigation
  Federal Bureau of Investigation Jobs
  Drug Enforcement Administration
  Department of Homeland Security

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