FBI Examiner Speaks With Students on Pursuing Careers in Government Law Enforcement

FBI Examiner Speaks With Students on Pursuing Careers in Government Law Enforcement
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Dianne Perez, a digital forensic examiner with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, recently spoke to electrical engineering students about working in the agency. The presentation aimed to offer insights and opportunities to students who are interested in pursuing a career with the government.

"If they want to do more of electronics technician position, then they do a lot of radio stuff. So, if there's a class here at the university that has to do with FM radio courses, or maybe a research study on that type of stuff, that would very much benefit them. If they want to go more toward the forensic or cyber side, they want to focus on courses like that, maybe cyber programming … or just familiarize themselves with different programs for forensic use," Perez said.

Perez emphasized that there are a lot of opportunities for students in the FBI, and the agency is always looking for great candidates who can help make it a better organization.

For students who are interested in working with the FBI, Perez suggested applying for the Honors Internship Program, which is a great way to get to know the agency and its people.

She noted that personal mobility is a priority for the agency when it comes to hiring, and the internship program allows students to learn about different processes in the law enforcement field.

Perez said, "You will get to know people in that office pretty well. Generally, in my office, you get to know people one-on-one, and by the time you're done with your internship, they'll know more about your character and your career goals. So, it's a lot easier to enter in for a career with us because we kind of already know what you are about."

During the internship, students get to observe the day-to-day operations of agents, support staff and even attend federal court proceedings. The experience gives students a first-hand look at what working in law enforcement is like. This helps them decide whether a career with the FBI is the right fit for them.

Perez encouraged students to visit FBI.gov and FBIjobs.gov to learn more about the agency's mission and the different career opportunities available. The website also has information about internship applications.

Perez's presentation provided valuable insights into what a career in law enforcement with the FBI entails. Her emphasis on the importance of relevant coursework and internships highlighted the agency's commitment to hiring qualified individuals who can help the organization achieve its mission.


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