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So You Wanna Be a Forensic Professional? Here's What To Do

Last month, the #1 question asked was: How Do I Become a Forensic Professional? I really wish there was a simple answer to this question. I mean, I can write an entire book on it and still all aspects wouldn't be covered. So instead of pulling my hair out to come up with THE answer of all...

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Are You a Serious Forensic Student?

Are you dedicated enough to be a serious forensic student? Are you willing to sacrifice to achieve your forensic goals? Simply question, right? Your response? Are you kidding me, Terri? OF COURSE I AM! Being serious toward your forensic career goal (or any career goal) takes dedication and...

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When Should You Start Applying for a Forensic Job?

Received a question from a student who has less than a year until graduation (with a BS in Criminal Justice, minor in Photography). His goal is to become a crime scene investigator: When is it a good time to apply for forensic jobs? While in school or after I graduate? It really depends upon...

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What Education is Required for a Career in Forensic Science?

There are two types of “education’ required: formal education and hands-on training. Both are required to become successful as a forensic professional. These days more and more agencies require applying candidates to have at least an Associates Degree (however, a BS is often noted as the MINIMUM...

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Learn About 3D Laser Crime Scene Scanner

Just recently, we introduced our Academy students to the "ohhs and ahhs" of Leica's 3D Laser Crime Scene Scanner. In the video, you will see two of our instructors, Sheri Orellana and Tony Nguyen, both Crime Scene Investigators from Pomona (CA) Police Department. Each of these instructors have...

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Relevant Training for Your Forensic Career

It's been a crazy past few weeks--the Forensic Science Academy is in its second training module (Basic Crime Scene Investigations), along with scheduling workshops, and creating and recording for our online forensic training program. The majority of this current Academy's class are aspiring...

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​Forensic Training Can Provide Continuous Value Long After The Training Event Ends

Last week, I was fortunate to attend a webinar being presented by Death Investigation Training Academy, which is a spearheaded by Darren Dake, creator of CoronerTalk.com, a podcast dedicated to death investigators. The topic, Suicide Investigation, had so much information not only for the...

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Why You Didn't Get Hired and What To Do About It

I didn't get hired I can't believe I didn't get hired WHAT? I just got my rejection letter I DIDN'T GET HIRED. NOW WHAT? One of the BIGGEST hurdles you may face is the time of rejection. You have the training. You have the application packet. You completed and submitted the packet on time....

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Top Ways to Use LinkedIn to Start a Forensic Career

I love Linkedin. You should love it too! Linkedin is THE MOST important tool you need to start your forensic career and THE MOST important professional platform you NEED to connect with other forensic professionals. Many of my students simply aren't aware of Linkedin and if they do, they...

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5 Ways to Prepare for a Forensic (Job) Interview

Just received a call from a former student who is preparing for her first REAL job (her words). Her question of how to prepare for the job interview that will start her forensic career (again, her words). So how do you prepare? These are the BASIC tips you MUST DO to get yourself...

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