Stand for State: How You Can Help

Members of the Penn State World Campus community can help prevent violence both in the online/learning space and in their offline environment through the Stand for State initiative. Stand for State is Penn State’s bystander intervention initiative focusing on sexual and relationship violence, mental health concerns, acts of bias, and risky drinking and drug use.…

Meet Jennifer Toof, Assistant Director of Student Affairs

Jennifer Toof recently joined the Penn State World Campus team as assistant director of Student Affairs. We chatted with her to learn more about her role and how she will help support students. Tell us about your background. I have worked in Student Affairs for eight years. Prior to joining World Campus, I was involved in…

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…

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…

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…

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…