The Great Escape

As I sat looking out the window at my children playing on the lawn some weeks ago I was struck with the thought that I was tremendously fortunate. Here I sat at my computer in my home able to work and attend school without ever having to leave. I gratefully pondered my good fortune for…

Get the Most Out of Your Tutoring Session

Are you having difficulty in some of your courses? If there are certain classes that you are struggling with, now is the time to consider receiving help. World Campus offers tutoring for several different courses. Tutoring for World Campus students is available through Penn State Learning and sessions take place via the Elluminate web collaboration…

Too Much to Do in One Week? How to Prioritize and Find Calm

The essence of the best thinking in the area of time management can be captured in a single phrase: Organize and execute around priorities. ~ Stephen Covey It’s the beginning of the week. You flip open the weekly planner to see what is coming up in your class, work, and personal schedule. Suddenly, you realize…

Improving Your Experience as a Penn State World Campus Student

Pursuing a college degree in a virtual environment can sometimes be challenging. In my particular case, this circumstance has been even more marked due to the fact of living in another continent. During these past semesters at Penn State I have not only been able to enjoy a high quality education, but also the positive…

Across the Continent [On My Desk]

Ashley Pipe, production specialist with the quality assurance team for Penn State World Campus Learning Design, keeps an important item on her desk to remind her of family. When Ashley was three and her sister was two months old, her parents ventured across the continent in a van from Alaska to Pennsylvania. As a family of four, they made the trek in only…

Reflections from Recent Graduates (Part 1)

Recent Penn State World Campus and Continuing Education graduates share their thoughts, feelings, advice, and experiences from their time as students. Margaret Clanagan, B.S. Letters, Arts, and Sciences “It took me 7 years going non-stop to obtain my bachelor’s degree but I stuck with it and am very proud of my accomplishment. Having the flexibility…

Your Mount Rushmore

I am going to continue with the video blogs about my Penn State World Campus experience, and this month, I am coming to you from Mt. Rushmore, in South Dakota. And who knows where I may end up for my next video blog? I am aiming to showcase that Penn State is everywhere, and as…