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…

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…