2006 graduate from Westwood College
Five years ago, Peggy Shields’ job in the health care industry changed, taking away much of what she liked about her job. Instead of reconciling herself to a job with less and less responsibility, she decided to make a change—not an easy decision for a 40-something mother of three.
Shields knew she had some talent in creating web sites, so she jumped at the chance to earn a bachelor’s degree in Web Design and Multimedia from Westwood College Online. She graduated in 2006 and now runs her own business in Mifflinburg, Pennsylvania. She has between 75 and 100 clients, not including the five new ones she landed the week we talked with her.
Her business, Projects by Peggy, (projectsbypeggy.com) focuses on creating web sites and web hosting for smaller companies and non-profits. So far, it’s working out and her salary has nearly tripled from her days in the health care industry.
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