“After several years of searching for an undergraduate degree program, I was on the verge of losing hope in finding a college that would enable me to work full-time and achieve a degree in just a few years. Then my life changed when I learned about the One-Day-A-Week Saturday College. The accelerated program fits within my schedule, and my dream of a college education is finally within reach.
Faculty and staff have gone out of their way to ensure my needs for a high quality education and real-world experiences are met. Bay Path encourages my entrepreneurial spirit and my aspirations of a career within the legal field. Through my courses, discussions with Lauren Way, MEd, assistant professor of business and director of Entrepreneurial Programs and Cooperative Education, and professional conferences throughout the region, I’ve been inspired to start my own e-commerce business while attending college. My legal studies courses and Bay Path’s Career Services also prepared me for a remarkable opportunity as an intern with the Judicial Nominating Commission (JNC) in Governor Deval Patrick’s Office.
As an intern with the JNC, I’ve experienced a quick emergence in the legal field. I assist with the day-to-day operations, including handling incoming applications for judicial positions and the application review process. However, I’m able to apply everything I’ve learned from my legal studies courses, from legal writing to legal research, to my current position.
Bay Path has allowed me to explore my career options, and my education is opening the doors for me to succeed in all my endeavors.”
- Currently an interpreter for the deaf, Melanie intends to continue her internship with the Judicial Nominating Commission throughout the spring semester. She is developing the business plan for her e-commerce business, and is considering graduate school or law school after receiving her bachelor’s degree from Bay Path College.