Frequently Asked Questions
What is Pathway?
Pathway is an online career planning tool that is designed to help students in the decision-making process when looking at third level education and potential future careers. It takes into consideration the student’s favourite subjects in school, their hobbies and interests and things they are passionate about, and combines this information with the student’s decision-making style.
Is Pathway easy to understand?
Yes, the pathway report was specifically designed with students in mind, so it is easy to understand, whilst also being engaging.
How long will it take for me to the the Pathway questionnaire?
The survey takes approximately 15 minutes to complete. All the questions are about you, your likes and dislikes, your passions and ambitions, so it is a really fun survey to take!
How long has Pathway been in operation?
Pathway has been in existence and operating since 2017.
What happens after I do the survey?
After you complete the survey, you have two options; would you like the short version of the report, which outlines just the course titles and is free of charge? Or the long version of the report, which is a paid report and discusses each recommended course in detail and outlines career options upon completion of the course, as part of a membership plan. In addition to this, it provides an in-depth description of the strengths and potential areas for development in your personal decision-making style.
Download our academic validation paper here: The Pathway Model Explained (PDF)
How will I benefit from Pathway?
Pathway provides students with guidance and clarity on the career path best suited to them, by clearly outlining the 3rd level courses which are specifically analysed in accordance with the student’s decision-making style, interests and preferences, and tailored to each student’s needs.
Who is the target audience for Pathway?
Pathway is designed to help students at various stages of their academic journey, from secondary education, all the way through to college graduate level and beyond. This includes students from within your own families, staff families, or from the families of communities you work in.
What do I get with a Pathway membership?
The Pathway Membership programme provides an array of personal development tools that students will carry with them, long into their future careers and professional lives. Membership also provides a glimpse of a typical day in the lives of young professionals, as well as weekly demonstrations of interview skills and techniques that can be applied both in the professional world and in the world of education. It includes:
- access to the Pathway Online 12-module Personal Development Program (PDP);
- access to the weekly Podcast Events Series (PES) with a menu of insightful topics and videos; and
- access to constantly updated learning tips, and career information to guide you on your career journey.
What if I am not interested in the courses the Pathway report has given me?
Pathway focuses on providing you with the results that are best suited to your interests, passions, and favourite subjects in school. It’s always your choice how you go forward. You don’t have to go down the path suggested by Pathway, however, the report will help develop several new ideas for discussion and provide you with a broader set of options for your future career.
How soon after doing the survey will I receive my results?
Once you complete the survey and input all the information in the necessary fields, you will have immediate access to your Pathway report.
I’m having trouble logging in.
Please check that there are no typos in your email address and/or password (check for accidental CapsLock as well). If you’re still struggling, try resetting your password. Don’t forget to check your junkmail/spam folder for the lost password email!
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