Interview with Sandeep Randhawa

Sandeep Randhawa

H.BSc. Forensic Science and Biology Double Major, 2011                
                      
M.S. Candidate in Biology, Specializing in Oral Biology, New York University (as of Oct 2012)                                                 

Sandeep Randhawa

Sandeep graduated from the Forensic Science program and is now pursuing a Master of Science degree at New York University, specializing in oral biology. She hopes to obtain her Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree and specialize in forensic dentistry.

  • I was originally admitted into the Psychology Program at UTM. I came to learn about the Forensic Science program after meeting with Ms. Teresa Cabral. I was excited to hear that applications for the Forensic Science program started in second year. So in my first year I had taken all of the required courses. The first year Forensic Science course had introduced students to many areas in Forensics. One particular lecture that I was interested in was Forensic Odontology. From there I had chosen my path, which will hopefully lead to becoming a Forensic Dentist!
  • I chose the Forensic Science program at UTM because it offered an Honours Bachelor of Science degree from an internationally recognized university! The Forensic Science program at UTM was one of the first to be established in Canada. Learning about the different courses that were offered along with the different fields of study and the different outcomes of this program, captivated me even more towards this field.
  • The Forensic Science program has benefitted me in many ways. The Internship in Forensic Science has not only helped academically, but also prepared me for the real world! I had procured skills in professional practice and research, which are very important for future studies. Every interview I go to, I think back to FSC481! The mock-interviews, setting up resumes and letters, is not something that is usually taught in university, but I was thankful to receive feedback on what I did wrong and what I needed to work on to successfully apply that to job/graduate school applications.
  • The most valuable aspect of my undergraduate career was getting involved in student organizations such as the Pre-Dental Society, UTM Red-Cross, the UTM Forensic Society and other cultural organizations, where I had a chance to volunteer and interact with other students.
  • The faculty within the Forensic Science program is full of well-trained, experienced professionals varying in many specialties. This allows students to get familiar with many fields within Forensic Science. The professors were very passionate about their work and were willing to share their experiences with students during lectures.
  • This program has introduced me to my future career. I believe enrolling into the program will open a lot of doors for students, whether [they] want to go into medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, research or become a police officer or even further training in forensics.