Writing Tips: Use Email in an Effective and Appropriate Way

This material was written by Megan Fung, Tutoring Coordinator, Academic and Enrollment Support Services at Penn State World Campus, and derived from materials created for the Smart Track to Success course. For most of us, email is an essential staple of daily life. We use it to keep in touch and stay informed. Email is…

Staying Healthy During Finals

As finals near and winter weather approaches, don’t forget to take time to focus on your overall well-being and staying healthy. When you’re working hard on schoolwork, allotting time for anything else is far from a priority. But if you’re not taking care of you, it makes concentrating on your work and giving it your…

Student Disability Resources for Temporary or Short-Term Conditions

When people think of the types of situations that Student Disability Resources would handle, they often think of major, permanent conditions or injuries. While those certainly do qualify for assistance, there is also a broad range of other conditions that would fall under the umbrella of Student Disability Resources. Some students who are experiencing a…

The Disability Resources Team Protects Your Privacy

Students may sometimes be reluctant to seek assistance or special accommodations related to health/medical issues because they are concerned about privacy issues. We want to reassure students that the Disability Resources team — like all staff members at Penn State World Campus — takes great care to protect your sensitive, personal information. When you first…

Virtual Internship Program Offers Great Opportunities

A new program providing a way for students in diverse geographic locations to gain professional skills and experience is off to a great start. The Virtual Career Development and Internship Program made its debut this fall, and is off to a successful start. The new virtual internship program offered by Penn State World Campus gives…

Graduation student speaker: Stephanie Paluda

Stephanie Paluda was one of the student speakers at the Penn State World Campus Graduation Celebration for summer semester. Watch a recording of the event. Here are the remarks she shared: — In late summer of 2005, I had just finished up a week-long, grueling experience. I had gone into the event expecting a fun summer camp,…