Student Focus: Augustus Wright

We enjoy hearing from our talented students in the Penn State Online Geospatial Program, especially about what they have learned from our classes and how they plan to apply their certificate/degree. Chief Warrant Officer 3 Augustus Wright, from Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, entered our program in 2015 and just earned his MGIS degree this past…

Alumni Perspective: James Keib

We recently spoke with James, a Penn State World Campus alum, who shared how earning a degree helped him advance his chosen career of community and economic development. Degree and graduation year: Master of Professional Studies in Community and Economic Development, 2011 Current hometown: Liverpool, NY (just outside Syracuse, NY) Current career and workplace: Executive…

Alumni Perspective: Cathy Stout

We recently spoke with Cathy Stout, a graduate of Penn State World Campus, about how earning her degree helped her advance in her career. Keep reading to learn more about her position at University Health Services (UHS): Degree and Graduation Year:  Master of Professional Studies in Homeland Security – Public Health Preparedness Option, 2015 Current…

Creative Writing Contest Winner: Amanda Nelson

This summer, we hosted a poetry/essay contest for Penn State World Campus students that focused on the theme of “Dual Identities.” Amanda Nelson was chosen as one of the winners. Her essay appears below. Reader advisory: this essay shares anecdotes from Amanda’s struggle with addiction, including details about drug and alcohol use.  Drug Addict to Penn…

Kinan Al Shaghouri: Interning Online with the Federal Government

Penn State World Campus undergraduate student Kinan Al Shaghouri recently completed an online internship through the federal government’s Virtual Student Foreign Service program, working for the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Office of Transition Initiatives. Kinan lives in Washington, D.C., and works part-time as a technical expert for Apple. He says he has taken…

Student Focus: Jim Daly

We love hearing from our talented students in the Penn State World Campus Geospatial Program, especially about what they have learned from our classes and how they plan to apply their certificate/degree. Jim Daly, from Huntington, New York, entered our program in fall 2013 and is on track to complete his MGIS degree in 2018.…

A Day in the Life of Penn State World Campus Student Chris Moore

Chris Moore is a Penn State World Campus student and shares his experiences with taking courses and managing his personal life. Major: Master of Professional Studies in Human Resources and Employment Relations Courses taken per term: 1 Hours spent on program per week: 8–10 hours Current home town: Chester, Nova Scotia, Canada Distance from University…