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After graduation: where I see myself in ten years


Faculty: Science and Engineering
School: Life Sciences
Course: BSc (Hons) Crime and Investigative Studies
Category: Law, crime and investigation

30 March 2022

I will soon be starting my final year of Crime and Investigative Studies and I thought it’d be cool to talk about what I want to do after I graduate, how I want to progress, and what type of career I would like to focus on.

To begin with, I would really like to continue my professional development by continuing my higher education and obtaining a Masters degree related to the course I am studying right now. I would love to continue that experience at ARU because it honestly feels like home and leaving it so early would feel weird, at least for me.

In two or three years, once I have concluded my postgraduate degree, I will turn my focus to my career. I really want to become a detective and investigate serious crimes. I know that will be a slow and likely difficult journey, but I’ve invested a lot of resources into myself and my future. After all, this is the whole reason I started this journey so I will not be giving up.

What my life would look after ten years, as you know, would be impossible for me to predict. And maybe that’s the beauty of it because unpredictability is what sometimes keeps us interested and motivated to continue.

However, in a perfect world, I imagine myself as a detective investigating serious crime, being surrounded by professionals and constantly improving myself in terms of personal and professional development.

I would also love to come back to ARU and talk about my experience and just remember what it used to be like being a student. We often don’t appreciate life until something’s turned to a memory and it would be such an honour to return to a place that has been so important in shaping who I am.

Nick is a Crime and Investigative Studies student at ARU in Cambridge. Find out more about this, and other degree courses, at one of our Open Days.



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