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Student Spotlight: Anna McGraw

Student Spotlight: Anna McGraw

Paralegal

Career Program: Paralegal
Age: 29
Hometown: Tambov, Russia
Current Residence: Menasha
Attended FVTC: June 2015 through present

Why did you choose the Paralegal program?

I used to be a paralegal in my home country, Russia. I moved to the United States two years ago and I immediately started researching paralegal job and education opportunities. I came across FVTC and applied right way.

What are you learning about your career field that you find interesting or rewarding?


The legal system in my home country differs from that in U.S. significantly, and having an in-depth understanding of local laws is crucial for me. Being knowledgeable on the legal software and tools is fun and definitely very useful.

Why did you choose Fox Valley Technical College?

When I started learning about available paralegal programs, I found out that many of my friends and family members were FVTC students at some point. All the feedback that I received from them was positive and it was clear that FVTC has a great reputation in the community. I also paid attention to a high placement after graduation.

How did Fox Valley Technical College help you change your life?


I am still new in this country, and I do my best to blend in and become a part of American society. Receiving a quality education and being capable of working in my new home country means a lot for me.

What type of job do you expect to find after graduation?

Paralegals (or legal assistants) may be employed at variety of places: law firms, government institutions, and corporations. I am pretty much open to any of these fields, as I believe the paralegal profession makes an exciting career.