FBI to recruit Lincoln students

By Asia Cobbs

Lincoln University students interested in careers with FBI will have a chance to meet with an agent next week.

Gregory Branch, FBI special agent of the Philadelphia division will come to campus on Feb.  12 to Lincoln University to hold an information session. The session will be located in Wright Hall 316.  Students can dress casual.

Branch will be talking about career opportunities with the federal agency.

Ralph Simpson, director of career services, encourages students  to come out, be well-prepared and ask as many questions as possible.

Simpson also mentioned that there are two steps students should take to prepare for the session.

First, he said students should do their background research by going to the FBI website and looking at their various programs.  That way, students will have an idea of what they may have interest in pursuing as a career.  Second, he said students should look to see what jobs are currently available.

“If you ask about things that were on the website, that’s when you stand out,” Simpson said.

Simpson said a graduate of Lincoln is making now a six-figure salary salary, working with the Internal Revenue Service.

” If you work hard enough, you can get there and make just as much,” Simpson stated.

This is not Branch’s first visit to campus.

Simpson stated that Branch was at the career fair held in October 2012.  Unfortunately, few students showed up for the event, Simpson said.

He advises students to take advantage of this opportunity especially since Branch is looking to hire.

A mass email was sent on Jan. 12 notifying students of the event.

But there is a chance the email was ignored by some students.

Jefferson, junior and criminal justice major, said that she was unaware of the information session.

She said promoting it only by email was not such a great idea. She said she receives so much junk in her email that she doesn’t stop to check it as much.

Now that she knows about the event, she plans on attending.

“I intend to hopefully one day become an FBI special agent and I would definitely want to attend this session to learn more,” Jefferson said.

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