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Hispanic Heritage Month is a Great Time to Expand Our Cultural Understanding

As we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, I want to share an idea: challenge yourself to discover at least three new things about this rich, beautiful, complex culture. Whether you’re already familiar with these topics or learning about them for the first time, you are sure to broaden your perspective and find inspiration beyond what you…

Student Affairs Podcast — Episode 4: Disclosing Student Conduct Reports and Other Issues

Episode 4 of “Conversations with Student Affairs,” the podcast managed by the Student Affairs team at Penn State World Campus in collaboration with our many colleagues and partners across the University’s Student Affairs teams, is now available. Title: Navigating Disclosure Participating staff members: Meg Brower, assistant director at the Penn State Office of Student Conduct, and…

Student Affairs Podcast — Episode 3: Student Conduct and Academic Integrity

You can now listen to Episode 3 of “Conversations with Student Affairs,” the podcast managed by the Student Affairs team at Penn State World Campus in collaboration with our many colleagues and partners across the University’s Student Affairs teams.  Title: Be Authentic & Be Who You Are Participating staff members: Karen Feldbaum, senior associate director,…

From Corporate to Classroom

In the place I come from — my home country of India — the general mindset of people revolves around following a so-called straight path in life: one finishes school, pursues higher education, finds a decent job, gets married, and that is it. Although not a very modern outlook, it is quite profoundly ingrained and…

Student Affairs Podcast — Episode 2: The Career Services Roadmap

As we recently announced, the Student Affairs team at Penn State World Campus — in collaboration with our many colleagues and partners across the University’s Student Affairs teams — has launched a new podcast called “Conversations with Student Affairs.” You can now listen to Episode 2 below. Here are some highlights. Title: The Career Services…

Change Can Be Daunting

I graduated high school in June 2011, and I was so excited to be attending Penn State Abington in the fall. I completed four semesters, but during the fifth, unexpected family issues arose, and I was unable to finish my degree. While I was away from school, I taught myself how to use Photoshop, Illustrator,…

Student Affairs Podcast: Listen to the Premiere Episode

We’ve launched a new podcast and we’re excited to share it with you! “Conversations with Student Affairs” is managed and produced by the Student Affairs team at Penn State World Campus in collaboration with our many colleagues and partners across the University’s Student Affairs teams. This will be a great opportunity for you to learn…