The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) made a recruiting visit to UCF on November 12 and 13. In addition to participating in the Public Service Career Showcase, they collected more than 200 resumes from students and alumni and hosted an information session that over 100 interested students attended. The UCF faculty from various disciplines met with the CIA director of Operations and the Southeastern area recruiter. Information was exchanged during this session, including opportunities for faculty to engage CIA representatives through classroom presentations and scenario-based activities. On the second day visit, while the CIA Director of Operations and the Southeastern recruiter met with UCF Office of Global Perspectives representatives, other CIA recruiters interviewed 16 students for current vacancies. The agency was seeking candidates for many job openings including: analytic methodologists, counter-terrorism analysts, economists, publications officers and various analyst positions.
Lynn Hansen, executive director for Career Services, and Amy Kleeman, director of Employer Relations for Career Services, visited the CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia during summer 2009 and piqued the interest of CIA representatives with regards to recruiting opportunities at UCF. Soon after, the two-day visit was scheduled. Because the Fall visit was so successful and highlighted the strong interest UCF students and alumni have in career opportunities with the CIA, the agency will make another recruiting visit in the Spring semester in conjunction with the Spring Expo which is scheduled on January 27, 2010.
Career Services is an office in the Division of Student Development and Enrollment Services. Students interested in working for the CIA are encouraged to complete an online application at: www.cia.gov.