Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Former Deputy Director of FBI to Share Insights with Aspiring Legal and Criminal Justice Professionals

Legal students, join us next us next Monday, November 24th at 6:00PM for a special event with Bill Esposito, a 33 year veteran of the FBI. During the event Bill will share his wealth of knowledge accumulated over a long, storied career that culminated in his appointment as Deputy Director of the FBI, the agency’s second highest post.

Esposito has either investigated or overseen many high profile cases including, Jimmy Hoffa, and the Unabomber, Ted Kaczynski.

Bob Brzencheck,
Assistant Professor for the Criminal Studies Program 
His presentation will include insights on the different nuances it takes to be work for the FBI, his experiences, and how he was able to build his career with the FBI. At the end of his presentation there will be an open forum where Esposito will dive into the nuts and bolts of applying to FBI and the ins and outs of an FBI career.

The event will be held Monday November 24, 2014 from 6:00 – 7:00PM in Room 42.

Students of Legal Studies, including those pursuing a degree in Criminal Justice, Legal Studies in Business, and Paralegal Studies will benefit most from attending. Though front-line agents tend to be the most visible, it’s important to keep in mind that in every branch of criminal justice system there are different subsets and different jobs within those subsets.

During the presentation you’ll learn about some of these positions and how every employee has an important role and mission within the agency. From clerks, to lawyers, to counter-terrorism, there are a number of different players that work in the agency to help and support each other and help sustain the mission of the FBI.

To get the most out of the event there are a few things you can do to prepare. A good start would be to visit the FBI’s website  and check out different departments and missions of the FBI and how they work together to sustain and implement the role and efforts of the FBI.  Another resource to check out is USAJOBS - The Federal Government's Official Jobs Site. Here you can learn about the various federal criminal justice opportunities and check out positions that are available.  Included in these positions are co-ops and internships that will help you get boots on ground experience to compliment your Legal Studies education. Lastly there’s the Office of Personnel Management, the clearinghouse for hiring federal employees.  This will help you to get a sense of what the federal government looks for in employees, the hiring process, and opportunities for career development.

These Legal Studies events bring in real-world practitioners from a variety of careers. They are designed to help educate and prepare the 21st century legal and criminal justice professional. The events serve as another component within your toolbox to help you further advance toward your end goal of achieving a position in criminal justice. We can’t wait to see you there!