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Graduate Spotlight: Julia Bailey

Posted on May 09, 2018

By Holly Walker

“The support I have received from everyone I have met through my experience at Tyler is incredible. The connections and sense of belonging I have developed through the students, faculty, staff, and my student clubs and organizations at Tyler have created a foundation that I know will be of great value in my personal and work life for years to come.” – Julia Bailey 


As she considered her career goals, Julia Bailey knew she wanted to work with people. She also knew the fields that held her interest would require at least a bachelor’s degree. So, she explored her options and landed on John Tyler Community College. Julia said the college’s reputation; its guaranteed transfer agreements with four-year colleges and universities; its location; and its lower tuition factored into her decision. 

She entered Tyler’s Liberal Arts programs, became heavily involved in student life, and soon found her goals coming into focus. She decided she wanted to become an attorney and to focus on family law. So, as she continued to pursue her associate degree, she began taking classes for Tyler’s Paralegal Studies career studies certificate. Julia says that will give her the option of working in the field while she continues her education. “I love how the possibilities at Tyler are endless,” she said. “My time at Tyler has helped me in discovering what career I wish to go into and gave me the confidence to work hard toward achieving my goals.” Another big bonus for Julia – the cost. “To be able to complete my first two years of college with an Associates in Liberal Arts and a Certificate in Paralegal Studies without any student debt is an amazing feeling.”

Next up for Julia – University of Virginia. Julia says she will continue honing her communications skills by earning a bachelor’s degree in English before heading to law school.

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