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Career Series: What can you do with a communications degree?

While effective communication skills are necessary for anyone entering the job market, a communications degree can set you apart as someone who has a solid foundation in the written and oral skills that are crucial to organizations in both the public and private sectors. If you are struggling to decide on a specific career, a…

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…

Career Series: Understanding IT Job Titles in This Rapidly Growing Field

With technology flourishing and global connectivity at our fingertips, Information Technology (IT) is an ever-expanding field. The need for development and integration of cloud-based products, data communication networks, and customer relationship management software, means information technology jobs are booming. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, “Employment of computer and information technology occupations is projected…

Career Series: What Does a Project Manager Do?

When scrolling through the extensive list of degrees and certificates available today, you may stumble across project management programs and wonder what this subject entails. Project management is an exciting, yet ambiguous field of study. While it seems like the title is quite transparent and easily explained, a project manager plays a complex role within…

Interning with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission: Justin Hanks

Penn State World Campus undergraduate student Justin Lee Hanks is completing an internship at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). He recently explained to us how he found this unique experience while pursuing his Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting. Tell us about your internship. What work have you gotten to do at the SEC? The…

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…