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Expert Advice about Training

This week's post is an interview I had with one of my closest friends and professional colleagues, Sheri Orellana, (retired) Crime Scene Investigator from Pomona Police Department, Pomona, CA, who has taught in The Forensic Science Academy since 2003. Sheri touches upon the subject of training...

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Forensic Interview Question Series: A Guide to Answering Forensic Job Interview Questions

This is the first in a series of blog posts focusing on a specific question asked during a forensic job interview. For each question showcased, you will learn how to script an answer that will leave you feeling confident and those who are interviewing you, will see that you really know your...

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Career: Forensic Toxicologist

This blog post is a bit different from many of my others--this one is an interview I conducted with Ms. Teri Prince, Sheriff's Forensic Laboratory Forensic Specialist from San Luis Obispo, CA, Crime Lab/Detective Unit, AND a former student from The Forensic Science Academy! Although Teri has...

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Sound Advice: Types of Degrees for a Forensic Career

Here's a question I'm often asked quite often: "What's the best degree for a forensic career"? To answer this, here's a audio clip I created. Although the clip is from 2015, the advice and information still holds true today. Take a moment to hear and learn. Thanks ~Terri

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What is Crime Scene Notification?

Let’s talk about Crime Scene Notification--- Crime Scene Notification is what the name implies: a crime has occurred, it's reported, and the forensic professionals are called to respond. Many may not know what happens when a crime scene notification is called out. There are many different...

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What Does Your Attitude ‘Say’ about You?

What does your attitude ‘say’ about you? I remember sitting in my biochemistry class next to a “Mr. Know-it-All”—you know the kind…the person who knows all the answers and then some…and feeling so irritated because this guy was just a pest to me!! I would roll my eyes to anything thing he...

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Forensic Career Options

Most jobs in the forensic science field are not glamorous. They involve great attention to detail and may involve standing for extended periods of time. There are various disciplines in forensic science. Some of the most well-known disciplines are forensic pathology, toxicology, anthropology,...

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Write Like a Forensic Professional

I LOVE answering emails about forensic related questions students have about career advice, what courses to take, where to get specialized training, what degree is best for a forensic degree, and…well, you get the idea. As an educator, I’m passionate about helping students meet their...

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What Should YOU ask in a Forensic Job Interview

You’ve been on a job interview right? You know the drill—you looking your best, shaking hands, the smiles, the kind welcoming words, and then comes the series of questions and/or scenarios you are called upon to answer, all the while trying to make the best impression. Sounds familiar,...

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The Challenges of Starting a Forensic Career

So what are my chances of getting hired? When will I get hired? These are the comments I hear most often when I'm speaking to students either at The Forensic Science Academy or during the one on one forensic career sessions I offer to students. The challenges facing students who are...

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