ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) - Ever watch the X-Files and think to yourself, "Wow, I would love to be just like special agents Mulder and Scully." Well here's your chance. The FBI is looking for you. Especially if you're a college student or recent graduate.
William Woods, the special agent in Charge of the FBI St. Louis Division, joins us this morning to tell us about the FBI`s new collegiate hiring initiative.
1. What is the FBI`s Collegiate Hiring Initiative?
- Rare opportunity for graduating college seniors to apply to the FBI before they get diploma
- Recruiting 700+ students nationwide for entry level non-agent positions
2. How is this initiative different than the way you normally hire college grads?
- Any other time of the year, you have to have a degree before you can apply
- Application process takes about a year to complete
- While seniors are completing their last year in school, their background check is being conducted at the same time, so when they graduate, they can start career without the one year delay
- Last day to apply is a week from Friday, October 14th. That`s when the initiative ends.
3. What types of entry level openings are available?
- Entry level opportunities in 5 career paths including:
- Support FBI operations
- STEM Professionals
- Personnel Security Specialist
- HR Specialist
4. Who is eligible?
- College students who will graduate within next 12 months
- Recent graduates since December 2014
- Other minimum requirements include:
- U.S. citizen
- Minimum 2.95 cumulative GPA
- Must pass all FBI employment background investigation requirements
5. Are there any openings in St. Louis?
- Currently, we have three entry level positions available in St. Louis, BUT we have already interviewed applicants for those positions
- It`s impossible to predict when positions become available
To apply online, visit www.FBIjobs.gov Look for 'Collegiate Hiring Initiative.'