Tyler Tambouris, Criminal Justice

Major: Criminal Justice
Hometown: Hooksett, New Hampshire

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Tyler Tambouris, a Criminal Justice major and member of the men’s lacrosse team, believes his Rivier experience is preparing him for career success.

“Lacrosse is how I first found out about Rivier University,” says Tambouris. “Coach Delanoy showed a big interest in me and had me go on multiple tours and spend an overnight.” The tours and overnight experience convinced him that Rivier was the right choice—a close-knit community, an excellent Criminal Justice program, and the opportunity to continue playing lacrosse.

Being a student-athlete can be challenging, but there are many benefits. “I absolutely believe being a student-athlete has contributed to my educational experience,” shares Tambouris. “It has taught me just how important it is to manage my time. I am forced to plan my day around practice, which includes planning when I do my homework.” In addition, he credits his professors for his success, noting that they are always willing to provide extra help when needed.

Tambouris plans to pursue a career in law enforcement and become a police officer. In addition to his classes, he has completed an internship with the Hudson Police Department. “My schedule consisted of shadowing various branches of the Hudson Police Department and a few days of doing paper work in the department,” he says. “My internship was the turning point to my future. I have learned so much that I know I will be ready for the real-world scenarios of being a police officer.”

Tambouris values the academic opportunities that Rivier has provided him. “The CJ Program has been nothing short of amazing and has helped set up future career connections [for me]. I feel very confident going into my career with the education I have received here.”