"In high school I wanted to pursue something in science, and I have to admit I enjoyed TV crime shows like Dexter and Bones! Like a lot of people, I thought forensics was cool - but I was modest and thought it was beyond me. Then, I met two forensics officers who said I should go for it. Both of them had graduated from CIT and recommended the course. I loved the idea of being able to practically apply the theoretical science I had learned.
The course is incredibly practical! That's what set it apart from university programs I was considering. In my very first term I was learning how to process crime scenes, and we also study in a number of specialist fields. This kind of experience is great for getting an idea of where I want to go in future.
My teachers have worked in the industry for years, they give us plenty of realistic advice and I know the skills I've learned will be relevant for my career. We also learn about common mistakes so that we won't make them."