Gaining first-hand insight into criminology careers

Careers evening
At Careers Evening, industry representatives will have career booths to provide more detailed information about their industry and the type of work they perform.

Final year criminology student Tailor Holst is getting a first-hand look at how criminology agencies work together through experience in the field.

As part of her work placement with the Logan City Council’s Safety Team, Tailor has been researching the links between media and perceptions of crime, and how communities can address attitudes toward safety.

“I’ve participated in a range of different activities including a large community safety event with Crimestoppers and Neighbourhood Watch, and had the opportunity to work with organisations including the Queensland Police Service, Probation and Parole and other parts of Queensland Corrections, and women’s domestic violence support centres.”

Tailor said she was making the most of her work placement and felt more knowledgeable about her career opportunities. She hopes to gain further insight at the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice Careers Evening next week.

“It’s a competitive job market and you need to learn about all the different agencies that are out there,” she said.

“I am looking forward to speaking to the agencies and learning more about their recruitment process for graduates.”

Careers Evening will provide current and prospective students with the opportunity to talk to graduates, industry representatives and Griffith staff about studying criminology and the careers it can lead to.

School of Criminology and Criminal Justice graduates will speak about their experiences at Griffith University, the path their careers have taken, and also share their tips for study, networking and career development.

Head of School Associate Professor Janet Ransley said the evening was an invaluable opportunity to speak directly to industry representatives about what it was like to work in the field and what they are looking for in graduates.

Representatives from Queensland Police Service, Queensland Health, Crime Stoppers, Griffith Careers and Employment Services, the Criminology Student Society and Queensland Corrective Services will be on hand to answer questions.

Thursday 11 September, 6 — 8pm

Andy Nimmo Auditorium, Mt Gravatt campus

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