Online Master’s in Paralegal Studies
George Washington University
Angela’s Master’s Moves Resume to Top of the Pile
When Angela Masciulli married into the military, she didn’t immediately realize the limitations it could place on her career. Employers often rejected her because of the likelihood she could leave the job if her husband was relocated. However, the aspiring lawyer persisted and eventually welcomed an opportunity to serve as a paralegal.
This experience shifted her trajectory permanently, as she found she enjoyed the paralegal profession. She became certified and logged hours. Years passed and she kept practicing.
Still, Angela found that any time the military caused her family to move, she had to fight for every new position. Education became her weapon of choice in this continual battle to stand out from the pack.
The Need for Prestige
In her quest to raise employer eyebrows, Angela knew she needed a specialized degree from a school that lawyers would respect. She also needed the degree to be mobile, in case she moved again mid-education. At the George Washington University, she found all she required in the Master’s in Paralegal Studies online program.
Highly disciplined, Angela balanced her school, work and family responsibilities by approaching life day by day. She soon discovered rewarding aspects to the online program beyond the expert faculty, career resources and meaningful practicum experience.
Unexpected Perk of Paralegal Work
With nearly 20 years of experience as a paralegal, Angela has pinpointed what makes the work continually rewarding and worth the added effort of pursuing higher education. It ties back in with prioritizing family above all else.
Leading in Her Field
In a field where earning an advanced degree is not imperative, Angela continues to stand out. She currently serves as a project manager, paralegal and support analyst at an independent firm where she’s respected as an expert. Her authority extends even further, with national paralegal organizations inviting her to participate in webinars and paralegal blogs welcoming her as a guest writer.
Visit ParalegalStudiesMasters.online.gwu.edu or call 1.888.989.7069 for more information about the George Washington University Master’s in Paralegal Studies online program.
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