Dealing with Stress: Helpful Resources and Strategies

For many of us, stress seems to be an inevitable part of daily life. Working adult students can have many sources of stress, particularly at certain times such as during final exams or when life events create anxiety. Signs of stress The first step in dealing with stress is recognizing that you are stressed in…

Emily Rimland: Information Literacy Librarian at Penn State

We recently caught up with Emily Rimland to learn more about her role as the information literacy librarian for the Penn State University Libraries. Here’s our conversation: Please give our readers a sense of your background and educational interests. I am a native Pennsylvanian, and a Penn Stater, like my whole family — from grandparents…

A Day in the Life of Penn State World Campus Student Stephanie Wills

Stephanie Wills shares her experiences with online learning. Major: Human Development and Family Studies Courses taken per term: 4 Hours spent on program per week: 20–24 hours Current hometown: Yorktown, VA Distance from University Park: 376 Miles As a Penn State World Campus student, what does a typical school day look like for you? I am currently a senior majoring in human development and family studies, military wife, mother of two, official military volunteer (Key Spouse), World Campus…

Meet John Meier, Science Librarian

John Meier is a math, patent, and trademark librarian at the Penn State University Libraries. He frequently finds himself helping Penn State World Campus students locate the materials they need for online courses in math and engineering topics. Here’s more about John’s role: Please give our readers a sense of your background and educational interests. I have always loved math and puzzles, so I went…

A Day in the Life of Penn State World Campus Student Jenna Perminas

Penn State World Campus student Jenna Perminas shares her perspective on what it is like to be a Penn Stater. She’s also a member of the Penn State World Campus Student Advisory Board, a group of students who are dedicated to enhancing the experience for fellow students through student advocacy, collaborative partnerships with staff and…

Mentoring and Your Career

Mentors can be an invaluable tool for career success. You can gain professional rewards from having a mentor — and also by serving as one. Mentors share “real world” lessons There are certain lessons you can learn only on the job. Likewise, there are some real-world situations that often aren’t covered in textbooks. A mentor…

Meet Melissa Luse, Coordinator of the Rehabilitation and Human Services Minor

We recently spoke to Melissa Luse, coordinator for the Rehabilitation and Human Services Minor through Penn State World Campus, about her field and her experience teaching courses at Penn State. Please give our readers a sense of your background and teaching interests. I was born and raised in Michigan and have a bachelor’s degree in…

Networking 101: Mastering the Basics

Networking. It’s a term you have likely heard many times throughout your educational and professional journey. If you’re like many people, you may automatically cringe when you hear that word, especially if you envision business get-togethers where everyone competes to see who can hand out the most business cards in record-breaking time. The good news…