Come Back to Campus 2019

The Department of Sociology and Criminology hosts an informal networking event for all students. Department alumni will return to campus to meet with students, answer questions, and share valuable information about career paths.

The Department of Sociology and Criminology invites you to the Come Back to Campus Networking Event

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

10:00am - 2:00pm

Noontime Lounge–1st Floor, Hetzel Union Building

(overlooking HUB Lawn)


This is an excellent opportunity for you to network with successful alumni and learn more about a variety of careers and options after graduation.  Our alumni are Penn State proud and eager to help you! 

This event is open to ALL STUDENTS so bring a friend! Stop by any time between 10am and 2pm. Refreshments will be served. 

Career fields that will be represented include:

  • Legal*
  • Probation and Parole*
  • State and Federal Government
  • Law Enforcement*
  • Security and Investigations
  • Corrections*

*Internship Opportunities Available

 Meet the Alumni


Representatives from University Police Services will be available with information about internships and part-time employment.

Penn State’s pre-law advisor will be available for students considering law school. 

Click Here to Register


Frequently Asked Questions

How can I prepare?

9 Tips for Navigating Your First Networking Event

33 Networking Tips You Can Easily Read in Under 5 Minutes

Map of location

What is the dress code?

This is an informal networking event and although there is no dress code, "business casual" is recommended.

Should I bring anything with me?

Feel free to bring along your resume - our alums are eager and willing to review them for you and make suggestions for improvement. Other than that, just bring an open mind, some enthusiasm, and your questions.

Is there anything I shouldn't do?

This event will really be a waste of your time --- and the alums' time --- if you just sit there passively without saying a word. Think of this as a chance to "try out" networking with a very safe group of people -- all of these alums made the trip to State College, specifically to help you!

A lot of students are tempted to "dismiss" an alum because they don't believe that the alum's current job is interesting or that it applies to their future goals --- and that's a mistake you want to avoid. Remember that most of our alums have had positions other than their current ones – you can ask about that. Also, most alums work with and network with people who work in other areas of the justice system, too. In short, they may know --- and be able to put you in touch with --- people who work in an area that does interest you.