Translating Military Experience into the Civilian Workforce

Military service offers the opportunity to develop many skills that are valuable in the civilian workplace. However, figuring out the best way to explain and present those credentials when transitioning from the military to a civilian job market can sometimes be tricky. Evaluate your experience Most likely, you have achieved many accomplishments and mastered a…

Meet Nadiya Tucker, Mental Health Advocate and Case Manager

In the summer of 2016, Nadiya Tucker began serving Penn State World Campus students in her role as mental health advocate and case manager, a newly developed position created through a partnership between Penn State World Campus and University Park Counseling and Psychological Services. We asked her to share insights about the valuable services she…

Going Global: Valuable Resource for Job Seekers Worldwide

Going Global is a valuable career resource that can be useful to Penn State World Campus students and alumni, no matter where you are based. The service provides a range of career and employment resources for finding employment and transitioning into a successful career in a foreign country. If you are currently based outside the…

Highlight Your Transferable Job Skills for a Great New Career

Whether you move into a different field of work or transition among an assortment of job titles, it is critical that you can speak the language of transferable skills. The days when people stayed in one job — or even stayed with the same company — for their entire career are long gone. Instead, today’s workers…

Penn State Reads: Protect Your Privacy and Join the Conversation

When you are an online student, completing course work probably isn’t the only thing you do online. You may make purchases, conduct personal business, connect with friends and family, play games, and do more. But do you know what information about yourself you are leaving behind online? According to one study, 93% of adults said…

Earn Penn State Credits via Prior Learning Assessment

Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) is a way to earn college credit by proving you have gained certain knowledge or skills via work experience, volunteer projects, military service, independent study, or other means. Penn State World Campus offers a number of PLA options for undergraduate students. Many new or returning Penn State World Campus students already…

Graduation Celebration Speaker: Suleman Braimah

Suleman Braimah spent the past two years working to earn his master’s degree in Human Resources and Employment Relations through Penn State World Campus. Initially starting the program while living in Nigeria, he overcame considerable logistical challenges and juggled many work/family responsibilities to complete his studies. On August 13, 2016, Suleman achieved his goal and…