Gender Justice

The Gender Justice Advocates Program is designed for John Jay students who are passionate about women’s rights, LGBTQ equality,  and creating a hospitable campus culture free of barriers, prejudice and bigotry and interested in event planning, and meeting new people. Advocates learn about local and national gender justice efforts, receive training in social justice organizing, and build bridges between their academic interests and professional ambitions.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Open to all undergraduates
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA for sophomores and beyond
  • Enthusiasm for gender advocacy
  • Desire to learn about gender-based programs, policies and resources
  • Ability to commit to the program for one academic year and fulfill the duties as listed below
Roles & Responsibilities
  • Participate in Tuesday weekly Gender Justice Meetings during community hour
  • Attend at least 2 site visits each semester
  • Plan and implement one event each semester that supports the Women Center Gender Justice’s (WCGJ) tenets
  • Work collaboratively with the WCGJ staff to develop a year-long advocacy campaign
  • Attend a minimum of 2 events sponsored by the WCGJ each semester
  • Promote the WCGJ mission and events through outreach, tabling and social media
  • Ability to work a minimum of 5 hours per week in the Women’s Center for Gender Justice
 Advocates will receive a stipend of $500.00 per semester.


To learn more about the opportunity or to access the application click HERE!

John Jay Job and Internship Fair (9/29/16)


John Jay’s bi-annual job and internship fair will take place on September 29, 2016 from 1:00pm-5:00pm. This is a great opportunity to meet potential employers and get your name out their. Employers participating include: the FBI, Macy’s, New York State Office of the Attorney General and many more!

This event is open for everyone! It is never too early or too late to network with potential employers! Dress code is business casual.

To see a complete list of participating employers, sign into your John Jay Careers Online account here:


Futures Initiative Peer Mentors (06/03)


The Futures Initiative peer mentor program is a fantastic opportunity for students to get involved in initiatives aimed at developing diversity and social justice in higher education. Peer mentors help support students through their academic career in higher education by making students aware of campus resources and providing advice on how to solve problems that might arise during their academic journey.

During this process, peer mentors will develop skills in leadership, time management and problem solving all of which can be used in their future career. Students who complete the Futures Initiative Peer Mentoring Workshops will be able to facilitate peer mentoring program initiatives in their respective colleges.

All CUNY undergraduate students are welcome to apply

Applications are due on June 3, 2016, and Mentors will be notified of their selection by June 15.

To access the application which includes more information, click here

Pre-Law Bootcamp I (May 18th, 2016)


Apply Now for the Pre-Law Boot Camp I! This opportunity is free and works to assist students and alumni on their personal statements for law school. The entire program runs from May 31st to June 3, from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. While all students are open to apply, the program is recommended to students interested in attending law school. The application can be found by emailing, and the deadline to submit the application is May 18th.


  • Open to all John Jay Students and Alumni
  • Must submit an application by May 18th, 2016

Deadline: Applications are due on May 18th.

The Pre-Law Boot Camp I is a great way to not only network but develop the following skills:

  • Develop a Personal Statement for Law School and Scholarship Applications
  • Hone Skills Needed for a Successful College Experience
  • Develop Writing, Reading and Critical Thinking Skills Law Schools Seek
  • Understand the Law School Admissions Process and Law School Demands
  • Speak with Attorneys about how to Maximize your College Experience

To learn more visit the Pre Law Institute here.


John Jay Active Shooter Awareness Campaign ( 5/16&20)


NYPD Shield is hosting a presentation at John Jay on active shooter awareness. In this presentation you will learn how to respond when an active shooter is in your vicinity, work with others during an emergency and how to follow instructions when law enforcement arrives on scene. This is a great opportunity to potentially network with NYPD officials and learn about general safety awareness.

  • Monday, May 16th 2016 1:40-3:30pm at 610 Harren Hall or;
  • Friday, May 20th 2016 10:00am-12:00pm at 610 Harren Hall

No RSVP necessary. For more information contact Public Safety: 212.237.8524

John Jay Peer Career Educator (05/03/16)


Join the John Jay Peer Career Educator team in the Office of Career and Professional Development! As a Peer Career Educator, you will assist students in career development through the facilitation of workshops, creating/leading events related to career development and social media promotions. Having these skills on your resume can make you marketable while also giving you the opportunity expand your network!


  • $1000 for the academic year ($500 stipend per semester)
  • 3 academic credits with enrollment in an internship course

Eligibility Requirements

  • Be of Sophomore standing or higher
  • Have good academic standing (2.5 GPA or higher)
  • Possess a strong desire to help fellow students
  • Have an interest in issues of diversity and multiculturalism

To apply, head over to John Jay Careers online and search for Job ID: 21776 to access the application!

International Academy of Investigative Psychology (5/13&14)

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On May 13th and 14th, the International Academy of Investigative Psychology’s (IAIP) 2016 conference will be hosted at John Jay College! This is an exciting opportunity as it is the first time the conference is being held in New York City! IAIP is a well known academy of researchers and practitioners that apply social science to investigations and legal process’s. Investigative Psychology is a new area of psychology that works within the criminal justice system. These specialized psychologist help solve cases by analyzing the types of crimes committed and the types of criminals committing these crimes.

This years conference will focus on how research and practice in psychology are intersected. This is a great opportunity to learn more about careers and opportunities that are available with your major. This is also an excellent opportunity to network within the field of Investigative Psychology.

  • Where:John Jay College, New Building
  • When: May 13th and 14th
  • Conference Schedule: PLEASE CLICK HERE

Register at this link:

Registration before the date of the conference is $350 and onsite registration is $400.

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