On Feb. 26, representatives from the Central Intelligence Agency in Washington, DC made a presentation on the National Clandestine Service to about 60 students and alumni on the Lewis University main campus in Romeoville. The presentation was the first of its kind at Lewis University, and was offered as a recruiting event for the CIA, sponsored by the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Office of Career Services at Lewis University.
The mission of the CIA is to collect, analyze, evaluate, and disseminate foreign intelligence to assist the U.S. President and senior U.S. government policymakers in making decisions relating to national security. Many units within the CIA are devoted to collecting information that reveals the plans, intentions and capabilities of our adversaries and provides the basis for decision and action. It produces timely analysis that provides insight, warning and opportunity to the president and decision makers charged with protecting and advancing America’s interests. It conducts covert action at the direction of the president to preempt threats or achieve U.S. policy objectives.
Careers in the CIA are varied, and the point was made that you really can have a variety of duties and assignments based on your desires and the needs of the agency. Much of the activity of the field-based officers focuses on the critical international topics of counter-terrorism, counter-proliferation, and counter-narcotics. The presentation was followed by a panel discussion for questions and answers, and then capped by a networking session with the CIA.
Lewis University is a Catholic university in the Lasallian tradition offering distinctive undergraduate and graduate programs to more than 6,600 traditional and adult students. Lewis offers multiple campus locations, online degree programs, and a variety of formats that provide accessibility and convenience to a growing student population. Sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, Lewis prepares intellectually engaged, ethically grounded, globally connected, and socially responsible graduates. The seventh largest private not-for-profit university in Illinois, Lewis has been nationally recognized by The Princeton Review and U.S. News & World Report. Visit www.lewisu.edu for further information.
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