Virtual Internship Program Offers Great Opportunities

The Virtual Career Development and Internship Program gives Penn State World Campus students a way to gain valuable real-world work experience, and develop critical skills relevant to their intended careers. They can complete this internship from wherever they happen to be. The result of a collaborative partnership between World Campus Career Services, academic departments, and corporate partners,…

How Off-Campus Misconduct Can Have Consequences

Penn State has a primary duty regarding behavior on its premises, but there are many circumstances where the off-campus behavior of University students or student organizations is considered of “Substantial University Interest” and may warrant conduct action. Penn State expects students and organizations to conduct themselves in accordance with the law. Off-campus student or student…

Why You Should Complete Academic Integrity Training

Every part of the University is committed to maintaining Penn State’s policy on academic integrity in all courses it offers. Penn State World Campus, the academic unit that is the home of each course, the course instructor, and exam proctors each take academic integrity matters seriously. Academic integrity — scholarship free of fraud and deception — is an important educational…

Career Services Can Help Students Who Need Disability Accommodations at Work

This post features the story of a Penn State World Campus student who wished to remain anonymous for privacy reasons. They obtained support and assistance from both the World Campus career services and disability services teams — and said this was critical to their success as a student and employee. They shared their story in…

Student Kasey Altman Checks In from Colombia

This is the latest in an ongoing series from Kasey Altman, a Penn State World Campus student currently embarking on an impressive — and challenging — adventure. She hopes to experience as many sights, cultures, and traditions as possible around the world. Along the way, she is relying on technology and creative strategies to keep…

Writing Tips: Research Papers

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. Research papers can be intimidating for many college students. That’s understandable. Writing a research paper takes some work (often, quite a bit), and may…

Meet Kasey Altman, a Student on a Global Journey

This is the first in an ongoing series from Kasey Altman, a Penn State World Campus student currently embarking on an impressive — and challenging — adventure. She hopes to experience as many sights, cultures, and traditions as possible around the world. Along the way, she is relying on technology and creative strategies to keep…

Writing Tips: Preparing an Effective Discussion Post

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. Discussion posts are a staple of online courses. This important element of the course structure provides a venue where class members can exchange ideas,…