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Career Conversations Panel: Discovering Careers in Criminology

Recorded February 3, 2011
During this panel, professionals with careers in Criminology shared their personal stories about breaking into the field, how their career paths took them from graduation to where they are now, what knowledge, skills and experience helped them succeed in their jobs and what types of opportunities are available in the field.

Full Presentation (1:17:08) Audio (MP3) Video (MP4)

Participating Panelists

Glenn De Caire

Chief Glenn De Caire 
Chief of Police, Hamilton Police Service
 Alumnus: BA Liberal Studies, York University, 2004

Todd GilmoreTodd Gilmore
Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP)

Kristian RajroopKristian Rajroop
Youth Services Officer
Ministry of Children and Youth Services
 Alumnus: B.A. Criminology, 2008

Elizabeth SaatiElizabeth Saati
Assistant Director
Hennick Centre for Business and Law
 Alumna: L.L.B. Osgoode Hall Law School, 2008 & BA Sociology and Law & Society, 2005

Vijay SidhuVijay Sidhu
Police Constable
Toronto Police Service
 Alumnus: Schulich School of Business, Bachelor of Business Administration (2001)

Questions & Answers

 What has networking done to advance your career? Audio (MP3) Video (MP4)

What are your thoughts on social networking such as Facebook? Audio (MP3) Video (MP4)

What has been a pivotal experience in shaping your career? Audio (MP3) Video (MP4)

How do you balance work and your personal life? Audio (MP3) Video (MP4)

What types of civilian positions are available? Audio (MP3) Video (MP4)

During the application process, what is meant by 'life experience'? Audio (MP3) Video (MP4)

What particular skills are you looking for in a candidate? Audio (MP3) Video (MP4)

For anyone that is pursuing a career in law, are there courses or steps that would be beneficial for them to take? Audio (MP3) Video (MP4)

How do you rate a Bachelors degree to other life experiences? Audio (MP3) Video (MP4)

This question was directed to Chief De Caire as to why he decided to work for Hamilton Police Services and how it compared with his experience with the Toronto Police Services. Audio (MP3) Video (MP4)

What do you enjoy most and least about your job? Audio (MP3) Video (MP4)

What does having a criminology degree offer applicants? Audio (MP3) Video (MP4)

Any last advice for those interested in the law profession? Audio (MP3) Video (MP4)