Traci Goodrich

Traci Goodrich


Lake Worth, Florida

Degree programs

B.S. Psychology

Year of graduation


Place of employment

U.S. State Department, Washington, D.C.

Job Title

Investigative assistant

Work Responsibilities

It was my responsibility to research and analyze criminal justice records to produce a report on patterns of offender behavior. I also was assigned to research different types of laws that interfaced with the State Department's mission. There were weekly discussions with mentors in which we tracked the projects' status and accuracy.

How my career relates to my degree from RIT/NTID

From researching cases to gathering statistics and right down to writing a memo, classes in my major—psychology—prepared me to be successful on the job. Psychology at RIT focuses a lot on research and I took a scientific writing course where I learned how to do research and write about it. My knowledge of gathering statistics from an experiment was very helpful; without those skills, the job would have been much more challenging. The time management skills I developed during RIT's quarter system were skills I used every day on co-op.


Don’t be afraid to ask questions. And keep your mind open to new things.

More Success Stories

Sofia Siliezar

Sofia Siliezar's work helps others find jobs. MORE

Charles Hem learned a lot on his co-op in automation engineering with Merck, Inc.
Miko Arayata enjoys using his design skills to create materials that tell a story for his clients.
Jamaal Brown parlays his writing skills and his passion for being a reporter into a job in digital media for sports business.
Knowledge of Excel and general ledger skills allow Natalya Dmitriyeva to accomplish the monthly goal of balancing the books.