FBI visits Rattlers for recruitment


The FBI has come to the campus of Florida A&M University to recruit qualified applicants for the special agent and physical scientist positions.

 Today a recruiter from the FBI will be in room 447 North in the School of Business and Industry to give information about requirements, procedures and the application process when applying for careers in the FBI.

Applicants are also encouraged to upload their resumes to the website for FAMU students.

On Monday Nov. 1 Professor Carol Motely’s Principles of Advertising course held an event focused on gaining awareness for the FBI’s special agent position on the lawn of the School of Journalism and Graphic Communications.

The event included catered food from the Cravings Truck, music and informational materials about the requirements for the Special Agent position.

Approximately 150 students visited the tent and filled out response cards throughout a two-hour period. Motely’s course has transformed itself into an integrated marketing communications company called Media Strike Communications.

Faline Moses, a fourth-year public relations student from Miami and member of the Strategy and Implementation Department in Media Strike Communications, said that the event was a success, even though the company wanted more graduate students to attend. “We received many response cards and many people seemed interested in knowing about the FBI and their career opportunities, but our target market for this campaign is graduate students and professionals with in the community.” Moses said

Today a FBI recruiter will be in the School of Business and Industry from 3-6 p.m. in room 447 North. Light finger foods and drinks will be provided, along with computers for prospective applicants to upload their resumes. “We hope to see more graduate student s at the event on Wednesday.” Moses said.

 Attire is business casual and applicants are encouraged to bring a hard copy of their resume to review with the recruiter.

Requirements for the special agent position are individuals with a bachelor’s degree and three years professional work experience or individuals with a master’s degree and two years professional work experience.

Any students majoring in languages are also welcome.   

The FBI Collegiate Marketing and Recruitment Program is a program run by a company called EdVenture Partners. The FBI has teamed up with EdVenture Partners, an organization dedicated to developing innovative industry education partnership programs.


Nine universities throughout the country were chosen to take part in the program, including FAMU.