When you’re choosing an online learning program, there are numerous aspects to consider. For many students, though, a few factors rise above the rest: affordability, reputation of the school and program, and having the quickest path to a degree.
No matter what your priorities are, it’s important to have someone who can offer expertise on selecting the best fit. Pearson Pathways is here to support you.
About Pearson Pathways and our team of education experts
Pearson Pathways is the first global online learning enrollment advisor. As your partner in lifelong learning, it’s designed to help you decide which online degree, certificate, or course is right for you depending on your goals. Get personalized recommendations, compare programs side by side, and apply to multiple universities using a single application — all in one place.
Your guides here at Pathways are called Navigators, and they’re your go-to source for all things online learning.
Navigators can support you by:
Sharing valuable insights about different institutions, programs, and career paths
Answering any questions you have over text, email, or phone
Talking through the unique concerns you have as an adult student
Sharing their expert tips for success in an online program
Our team of Navigators is eager to help in your search for the right online learning opportunities that can help you grow.
Meet Kijuana, an expert advisor on fulfilling your educational ambitions
Kijuana, a Navigator based in Chicago, Illinois, with more than a decade of experience in education, is driven by her desire to help others reach new heights in their lives.
I live by the motto of my sorority, ‘Greater Service, Greater Progress.’ Therefore, my goal is to inspire, encourage, and motivate others to achieve greatness, but most importantly, lead by example and be the change I want to see.
Kijuana also runs a nonprofit organization with her father on the South Side of Chicago, where they provide community arts and music programs.
With a tenacious dedication to helping people accomplish their goals, Kijuana helps lessen the complexity of pursuing online education.
Pathways helps learners because it simplifies the process of finding, applying [to], and enrolling in an institution.
Listening closely to your needs and providing personalized solutions
One of Kijuana’s most memorable student interactions was with a woman who contacted her about a library science program. During their conversation, she also talked about visiting third-world countries with a nonprofit organization — and Kijuana felt the passion in her voice.
Kijuana knew she would be doing her a disservice if she didn’t tell her about an online master’s in public health program with a global health concentration offered through the University of Southern California.
We ended up having a three-hour conversation that ended with her in tears thanking me for helping [her] find a program that would fulfill her purpose.
“She always wanted to do something like it but didn’t know what degree would help her find that path.”
Since then, this USC alumna has started working in the global health field and regularly participates in student spotlight webinars with her alma mater.
“All of [this] would not have happened if I hadn’t heard her,” Kijuana said.
Driven to help students thrive through online learning
For Kijuana, her sense of accomplishment is all about her students’ achievements. When they fulfill their dreams, it lifts her up.
…[M]y success is based on the success of the people I serve. When a student calls…and thanks me for the role I played [in] pushing them to take that next step — [it] is so rewarding.
So what advice does Kijuana give students for success in an online program? Take advantage of the resources available to you.
“Communicate with your advisors, your professors, and network as much as possible,” she said.
Your expert guide for every part of the adventure ahead
As you go after new opportunities in your life, remember that you don’t have to do it alone. Our team of education experts will work with you one on one during each step. Wherever you need support, Navigators are available through text, email, or phone.
When Kijuana helps learners reach their potential, it gives purpose to her career.
Making a difference and inspiring others to follow their dreams is what excites me to go to work every day.
Would you like to connect with a Navigator? Let’s chat.