FBI holds informational at FAMU

Courtesy of Tiras Hardy

Federal Bureau of Investigation jobs held their informational meeting in Florida A&M’s grand ballroom Wednesday evening. This meeting was to inform students on possible jobs with the FBI.

FAMU students gathered to be a part of the FBI informational meeting. FBI teamed up with FAMU where they annually do open interviews with students as prospects for the FBI. They also inform students of all the different fields that FBI has to offer.

Terica Jones, a third-year FAMU health institute student from Orlando, was excited about the informational meeting and all they have to offer.

“I always thought you had to major in something along the lines of criminology in order to be a candidate for the FBI. Now that I was informed that there are many fields that FBI offer; I am stoked,” Jones said.

FBI will be holding their open interviews on March 3, to all FAMU students. Entry requirements require potential employers to posses a four-year degree plus three years of professional work experience.

Carol Miller, representative and scout agent for FBI, said the company loves coming to the university to recruit college students. 

“We look for students with the expertise in foreign languages, accounting, science, computer science, intelligence, and many other disciplines,” Jones said.

Recently, a former Rattler, Lt. Williams Evers, obtained an opportunity to join the FBI Academy.

The FBI’s primary mission for investigators is to enforce criminal laws and defend the country from terrorists and foreign threats. They analyze illegal activities such as white-collar crime, organized crime, Internet fraud, economic espionage and international terrorism. Although the job can be highly stressful and hazardous, it provides several benefits.

FAMU students from all different classification came inquiring about the program. Their main concern was learning about the benefits that FBI has for their members.

FBI investigators also receive benefits. These include: paid vacations ranging from 14-26 days a year, up to 13 days of sick leave per year, 15 days of military leave and 10 holidays.

The agency offers several health plans for investigators and their families, with part of the costs carried by the government.