Get a Career You Love With Help From Nittany Lion Careers

Earlier this year, Penn State launched a new system called Nittany Lion Careers that offers useful resources for Penn State World Campus students and alumni. This new centralized system — which combines existing tools, while adding some enhanced capabilities — is available to all Penn State students and graduates, regardless of their campus, college, location,…

How a Master’s degree in Higher Education is Helping a Zookeeper Switch Careers

Careers changes, which are sometimes unexpected, can happen at any point in life, and they can happen for many different reasons. Over the course of the average person’s working life, it is estimated that they will switch careers between five and seven times. The idea is daunting and feared by many. But, there is always…

Graduation Student Speaker: Chris Bennett

Chris Bennett was one of the student speakers at the Penn State World Campus Graduation Celebration for fall semester. Here are the remarks he shared. — So much commitment, dedication, and effort is represented here today. It reminds me of a Winston Churchill quote my grandfather always retells in his own words, “Where there’s a…

Get These Valuable Benefits of Volunteering During a Day of Service

Did you know that volunteering can be good for your health? A study by the Corporation for National & Community Service found that people who volunteer have lower mortality rates, improved functional abilities, and reduced rates of depression. And of course, volunteering is also good for the people and organizations you decide to serve.   There are more…

Alumni Perspective: John Johnson Jr.

The thought of pursuing higher education can be daunting, and online education can seem even more intimidating because it differs from the norm and what most people are used to. However, the opportunity to study on one’s own time while maintaining a career is a tremendous advantage when acquiring a degree online. John Johnson, a transportation…