Thanks to industry links and student support, Tia thrived in her Criminal Justice degree.
Tia always dreamed of joining the Australian Federal Police, after being affected by and witnessing social injustices in her life.
She said RMIT’s Bachelor of Criminal Justice has helped her take one step closer towards that future through a “great study environment for students”.
“The university has a genuine interest in students’ potential and their academic abilities."
Places like the Ngarara Willim Centre, which provide support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and staff, encouraged Tia to make the most of her studies.
“They go above and beyond, including setting up a tutorial program which has helped me gain extremely successful marks,” she said.
The budding criminal justice worker also felt RMIT cared about the wellbeing and health of students, and facilities like the Snooze Lounge proved “very helpful on long days”.
While Tia’s classes equipped her with the skills and knowledge to succeed, RMIT’s emphasis on industry connections bridged the gap between her studies and career.
Students like Tia will have the chance to work with leading industry organisations on a 50-day placement in their final year of the degree.
The industry-focused program, which has strong links to the justice sector, values learning from established professionals.
“The university prepares me for my future career by having real people from the industry come in and talk to us about what actually happens in their field.”
“I chose RMIT because of the great work opportunities,” she said, “and I believe they will get me to my dream job.”