Online Master’s in Paralegal Studies
The George Washington University
Building a Bridge Between Design and Paralegal Studies
Some people see college as a direct route to a specific career. Others see more opportunity studying what truly interests them, regardless of job implications. Real estate business owner and home designer Patti VanHeyde is firmly among the latter.
She has bachelor’s degrees in education, biology and chemistry. But Patti isn’t a teacher, chemist or biologist. She works full time building and selling attractive houses, with some of her work even being featured in her community Parade of Homes events. For her master’s degree, she felt right at home following an equally unconventional path.
Patti decided to enroll in the George Washington University’s Master’s in Paralegal Studies program. In her work, she frequently meets with lawyers to ensure her designs meet strict legal standards, and this requires a lot of research to prepare. These meetings helped her realize that she finds problem-solving personally gratifying.
Coming from a Different Angle
Patti was pleased to learn she was not the only non-paralegal in her online program.
An Education That Fits Her Lifestyle
As an active business owner involved in residential and commercial real estate, Patti doesn’t have a typical week. Every day demands something different, so the online format of the paralegal studies master’s degree was crucial to balance her work and home life with the education she craved.
It’s All in the Details
In the program, Patti received the education she sought through courses on topics such as contracts, legal research and writing. She also gained broader insights into paralegal studies that she feels opened her career to broader opportunities. Like the beautiful homes she designs, her background is peppered with surprising details that draw the eye of potential employers she would never have considered before.
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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