A passion for crime shows led Lidia Oppedisano to study Psychology, choosing RMIT because of its supportive environment.
Bachelor of Applied Science (Psychology)
I thoroughly enjoyed helping my mentees understand the things that I once struggled with, and seeing their sense of accomplishment when they figured things out. I felt success in their success, and this made me realise how much I would love teaching.
Growing up, I always loved crime shows. I was always fascinated about how the lead characters could understand people and how they think. While studying psychology has been different to what I expected, I’m still intrigued by it.
At my high school, attending RMIT was like the holy grail. All of my teachers would talk about the different universities they attended, but how RMIT was the place where they felt the most comfortable, supported, and like they could achieve anything.
This program has refined my problem-solving and organisational skills, taught me how to actively listen and accept individual differences.
My favourite subjects have been Developmental Psychology and Professional Practices in Psychology, because they helped me realise the career I want to pursue.
In Developmental Psychology we learned about all the stages of life, and how we develop and learn at these stages. In Professional Practices we mentored first year psychology students. I thoroughly enjoyed helping my mentees understand the things I once struggled with, and seeing their sense of accomplishment when they figured things out. I felt success in their success, and this made me realise how much I would love teaching.
In school I was told that at university we wouldn’t have support from lecturers, and would have to figure things out for ourselves. While it’s true that we had to learn to adjust, I have never felt unsupported. They’re always happy to answer questions; even the silly ones.