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Beyond the Classroom

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Internships are an optional hands-on learning experience. Internships give students a valuable opportunity to gain practical experience in an occupation of interest, to make professional contacts, and to prepare for their future careers locally and nationally. During internship, students relate theory they have learned in their course work to the way things "really work" in the field.

Signing-up for an Internship

Students wishing to complete an internship should consult with their faculty advisor to register for GST 498 with the Center for Experiential Learning.

Past placements have included:

  • United States Customs
  • Onondaga County District Attorney Office
  • U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration
  • U.S. Secret Service
  • United States Marshals Service
  • Forensic Medical Services
  • New York State Police
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Criminal Justice Club

The Criminal Justice Club was founded to bond students who share common goals and interests, encourage students to learn more about public agencies and the community, and to explore ways to serve our community. The club has a variety of different events and activities planned, including guest speakers, ride-alongs, and trips to jails and prisons. The club is always looking for new members and new activities!

We meet bi-weekly and are currently only accepting students who are criminal justice majors or minors. Contact faculty advisor Dr. Margaret Schmuhl for more information. We hope to see you at the next meeting!

Peer advisors

Upper division level students who have demonstrated good academic performance, maturity,  and dependability are selected to be Peer Advisors.  Peer Advisors provide valuable assistance to the department, individual faculty members, and Criminal Justice students.  They receive 3 upper division level credits for the semester that count towards the degree requirements.  They maintain office hours in the department's Peer Advisor office in Room 319 Mahar and are available on a walk-in basis to assist students with advisement issues, course selection, and answer questions or concerns that students may have.  Peer Advisors receive training by the Advisement Coordinator to perform this role.


Scholarships and awards

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