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Emmanuel Pathways

What Problems
Are We Trying to Solve?

Problem #1

A New Site

The pathways project was originally supposed to be contained with the main site for Emmanuel College. We decided that it would be best to start a new site me as the lead developer instead.

Problem #2

Create the Platform

The website would act as a home to all of the beautiful that we had already collected and for all the data that we are going to collect in the future.


Who Are We Trying To Help?

Stephen Glansberg

Stephen comes from a working class family who doesn't have the financial means to pay for his education, because of this he is going to have to take out a student loan to pay for college. He has heard horror story after horror story about people who take out large student loans and end up with a means to pay it back. He is determined to go to college to secure a better future but he wants to make sure that whatever major he picks puts him in on a good career path.
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Brian Lee

Brian Lee is a bright young student who is determined to become a physicist, because o f this he is very concerned about getting into a graduate program post graduation. It is very important to Brian that whatever school he attends have a high grad school acceptance rate so he can continue his education until he earns his PhD.
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User Story

Brian Lee User Story

Follow Brian Lee’s user story from discovering his love of the sciences all the way until he decides to major at Emmanuel.

Decides he wants to go to College

At some point in his life Stephen decides that the best way to secure his financial future is by graduating from college.Step 1

Recognizes Family Can't Pay

After deciding that he wants to attend college to better his financial future he comes to the realization that his family won't be able to pay for it.Step 2

Begins Researching Student Loans

Upon recognizing that his family cannot pay for his education Stephen begins to inquire about student loans.Step 3

Hears horror stories about student loans

Stephen's research has revealed to him that student loans can completely cripple your financial future if approached in the wrong way.Step 4

Narrows down potential majors

Stephen decides that he needs a major that will lead to a stable career path upon graduation. He recognizes that some majors will be more lucrative than others.Step 5

Researches which majors will be best for him

Stephen does some research about what majors will best help him reach his career goals. He is shocked to find that none of the colleges he is interested in provide any career data.Step 6

Finds Emmanuel Career Paths

Stephen's search eventually leads him to the emmanuelcareerpaths.com. He breathes a sigh of relief to see that the site provides all of the career information that he has been looking for!Step 7

Browses Majors and Picks One

After browsing all of the majors offered on the site Stephen finds one that he thinks to be perfect for helping him reach his future financial goals.Step 8

Attends Emmanuel College

Stephen appreciates the data he received and is impressed by the site so much that he decides to attend Emmanuel College.Step 9

Stephen Glansberg User Story

Follow Brian Lee’s user story from discovering his love of the sciences all the way until he decides to major at Emmanuel.

Establishes Passion For Science.

At some point in his life Brian recognizes that he loves science. This is a self discovery that will greatly guide his plans for the future.Step 1

Decides he wants to be a scientist

Brian decides that he is going to dedicate him self to being a scientist as a career.Step 2

Begins Researching Student Loans

Upon making the decision to become a scientist Brian begins to inquire as to what he must do to become a scientist.Step 3

Recognizes that he must attend graduate school

Brian concludes from his research that in order to be a scientist he is going to have to attend graduate school after completing his bachelors. Step 4

Begins to consider where to do undergrad degree

Brian knows that in order to accomplish goal of becoming a scientist he must attend an undergraduate program with a high acceptance rate into graduate programs.Step 5

Researches grad school acceptance rates

Brian does research on what schools have a high acceptance rate into graduate programs. He is disappointed to find that none of the schools he is interested in make that information publicly available.Step 6

Finds Emmanuel Career Paths

Brian's search eventually leads him to the emmanuelcareerpaths.com. He breathes a sigh of relief to see that the site provides all of the career information that he has been looking for!Step 7

Views Graduate Acceptance Rates

Brian browses through the graduate school acceptance rates at Emmanuel College and is impressed by what he sees!Step 8

Attends Emmanuel College

Brian appreciates the data he received and is impressed by the site so much that he decides to attend Emmanuel College.

Project Components

Search by Major

Users must be able to quickly and easily search for whatever major they are interested in.

Hear from Alumni

Users must be able to watch videos of Emmanuel Alumni discussing how an Emmanuel education has benefitted their career.

Browse by School

Users who are unsure of what major they would like to explore must be able to use some kind of browse feature. Browsing by school will be our initial way to help users browse.

Data Visuals

Users must be provided with helpful data visuals that will allow them to interpret useful data quickly and easily.

First Wireframe

What Did We
Learn From User Testing?

We knew that being able to search for whatever major you were interested in would be a high priority but we didn’t fully grasp how high that priority was. Based on this knowledge we decided to make it even easier to find the search features by making in one of the first things that you see as you scroll down the page.
Users Wanted Some Kind of Blog Or News Feature

 Parents are extra cautious these days about what major their child selects for college and rightfully so, especially if they are paying for it. These parents want the best for child and they need resource where they can research career outcomes for what their child is studying. 

How Can We Improve?

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How Do We Make
it Look Beautiful?

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Product In Action

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