Monday, August 21, 2017

Transfer student Kadejah Johnson found her balance with Peirce College

Welcome to "Transfer Student Spotlight," a new monthly feature here on Peirce Connections that highlights a current student who came to Peirce College after graduating from one of our partner community colleges.

To kick things off, this month we’re featuring Healthcare Administration student Kadejah Johnson, who earned her associate degree in 2016 in Liberal Arts from the Community College of Philadelphia (CCP).

When Kadejah was in high school, she dreamed of becoming a teacher. But after enrolling at CCP, she saw the benefits of keeping her options open with a well-rounded program. After taking classes that exposed her to the healthcare field, she found her true calling.

“I’ve always wanted to help people and make a difference in other people’s lives,” said Kadejah. “I had the support of my family and they told me to follow my heart, and I’ve never looked back.”

Bachelors in Healthcare Administration Student Kadejah JohnsonCurrently employed by NHS Human Services in Philadelphia, Kadejah is still deciding on exactly what type of role she’d like to pursue after she graduates but hopes to work in geriatric care or insurance.

“I work with senior citizens right now and I really like it,” said Kadejah, “It’s so rewarding to take the time to show them you care and they really respond when you show them love.”

As a transfer student, Kadejah feels her transition from CCP to Peirce College was as smooth as possible.

“Just before I graduated from CCP, I saw someone from Peirce at an information table. I walked up and asked some questions, and the rest is history,” explained Kadejah. “When I learned about Peirce’s history of accommodating working adults juggling families, careers, and hectic schedules, I knew it was where I wanted to go for my bachelor’s degree.”

Kadejah was concerned that combining her full-time work schedule with a full load of bachelor’s degree courses would leave her hardly any time to spend with her two children, ages 5 and 2. But with the Peirce Fit® learning model, she’s been able to maintain control over her busy schedule. “Normally I have childcare set up well in advance, but if there’s an emergency and I have to stay home with my kids, it’s great to know I can attend class online on any given day,” she said.

When she’s not juggling her many responsibilities, Kadejah loves to travel and read in her spare time. Understandably though, she says her life is dictated mostly by the activities of her children.

We salute Kadejah on her outstanding educational achievements thus far, and wish her the best of luck in the future! To hear more stories like Kadejah’s, check back every month for more transfer student stories.

If you or someone you know is looking to transfer to Peirce College, please contact me, Tom Tschop, Manager, Institutional Partnerships, today at 215.670.9203 or ttschop@peirce.edu.