By Elizabeth Griffith | August 15, 2017
People go back to school for many reasons; maybe they desire a fresh start in a new field, maybe they're lucky enough to already work in the industry they love but need to specialize their skills, or maybe going back to school motivates them to fulfill lifelong dreams. Regardless of their reasons, the objectives are often the same—to pursue a career which leads to professional success within an area they enjoy.
Mia McRoy had a different goal in mind when she entered the MAP Paralegal Studies program in the fall of 2014. She had amassed 15 years of combined experience as a business owner, real estate agent, insurance agent, and human resources manager; but had always been interested in law, governmental policies, and procedures. Mia wanted to transition into a career in the legal/government sector where she could combine her business and management skills with her newly acquired foundation in legal terminology, processes, and policies.
Mia not only earned an Associate of Science in Paralegal Studies in December 2016, but is now weeks away from completing her Bachelor of Business Administration. She began her new career path as paralegal intern with the Hendricks County Courts in 2016, followed by a full-time position as a Paralegal with the Marion County Courts. She considers her internship as a vital piece of her education, stating, "I gained a strong understanding of how to become more resourceful by perfecting my research skills..."
As of July 2017, Mia accepted a position as a Project Manager in the Offices of Mayor Joe Hogsett — City of Indianapolis, and has applied to graduate school where she will earn her master's degree in public administration.
No two students are the same; each comes with his or her own unique life, professional experiences, and vision for the future. However, what they do have in common is the time they invested at Marian's Adult Programs in preparation for the next chapter of their careers, and the tenacity needed to reach their desired degree of professional success.
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