Gemma Riley chose to study a Bachelor of Criminal Justice for the diverse career opportunities it opens up to graduates.
What inspired you to study in criminal justice?
I chose the Bachelor of Criminal Justice because I am interested in policing and criminal justice policy. There are also a large number of career opportunities in this area, which is very appealing.
Why did you choose to study at RMIT?
RMIT has close links with a large number of criminal justice agencies, so I knew there'd be great opportunities to gain meaningful work placements.
The Bachelor of Criminal Justice is highly regarded in industry, the content is extremely broad and the subjects are very interesting.
I also like that RMIT is at the heart of the CBD.
What has been the highlight of your studies so far?
I really like that I have been able to tailor my degree to suit my interests, studying courses like International Policing, Drug Related Crime, and Security and Criminal Intelligence. This has helped me discover my passions within the field.
The flexibility of study life at RMIT has also definitely been a highlight – I extended my course so I could travel to Africa.
What advice do you have for students considering study in this area?
My three tips would be:
1. Take advantage of the fact that the degree has highly skilled teachers.
2. Work hard and don’t always choose the easy option when it comes to assessments. Challenge yourself and you will grow.
3. Utilise the study and learning centre, even if you are confident in your writing abilities – it will help you develop an eye for detail, enhance your writing capabilities and obtain great results.