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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…

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…

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…

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…

Highlight Your Transferable Job Skills for a Great New Career

Whether you move into a different field of work or transition among an assortment of job titles, it is critical that you can speak the language of transferable skills. The days when people stayed in one job — or even stayed with the same company — for their entire career are long gone. Instead, today’s workers…