Library Lessons: Exploring Career Resources

Looking for a new career soon? Check out the career resources page with University Libraries! Whether you want to research companies, find out where the best job openings are, or need some help with your cover letter and resume, we have what you need. Our “Career Resources for all Majors” page has links to resources…

Join the World Campus Alumni Ambassador Program

If you’re graduating and are interested in staying connected to the Penn State community, the World Campus Alumni Ambassador program is the perfect opportunity for you to do so. As a recent World Campus graduate you’ve previously gone through the process of researching online schools, taking courses, and juggling your personal and professional responsibilities. Now…

THON + Personal Scare = Deeper Connection

Penn State IFC/Panhellenic Dance Marathon, affectionately shortened to just “THON”. Twelve million dollars raised this past February and just as many wishes for a cure for cancer. I begin with their mission statement: “The mission of the Penn State IFC/Panhellenic Dance Marathon is to conquer pediatric cancer by providing outstanding emotional and financial support to…

It’s Almost the End: Keeping Your Motivation Intact

I have my own personal motivation for completing my degree. In December, I am going to get to be a kid all over again, and its all because of my education from Penn State. Let me know what keeps you motivated during the dog days of the semester. Keep your eyes on the prize as you complete your semester…

Blue & White Society Member Spotlight: Ivy Moon-Rumsey

For the second Blue & White Society spotlight feature, member Ivy Moon-Rumsey shares a little about herself. Ivy is a Letters, Arts, and Sciences student originally from New York, but currently living in State College, PA. She is a passionate World Campus student with lots of Penn State pride. Ivy answered a couple of questions…

Job Interview Communication Skills: An Easy Way to Practice

I know that doing a mock job interview is intimidating. Let’s face it, who really wants to watch themselves perform during an interview with all the “um,” “like,” and “you know” comments we all make? Yes, I understand the anxiety, but let me share two facts with you: When employers rate the importance of job…

4 Ways Penn State is Increasing Sustainability

April 22 is Earth Day in the United States, and we wanted to share about some of the exciting Penn State sustainability initiatives that strive to cut down on waste, increase recycling, and promote sustainable living. 1. “No Can Do” The “No Can Do” initiative has the ambitious goal of having zero waste on campus.…

Library Lessons: Using the Online Reference Shelf

Reference materials are only a click away with the Online Reference Shelf When it’s late at night, you’re still 1,200 words away from writing your conclusion, and the coffee isn’t doing its job any more, you need easy access to even the most basic resources to help you with that final push—the Online Reference Shelf…

Get Familiar with Penn State’s Deferred Grade Policy

If, for reasons beyond your control, you are unable to complete a course within the prescribed amount of time, it may be possible to have your grade deferred for the course and complete it at a later date. A few things to remember when requesting a deferred grade: Approval for a deferred grade must be…