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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…

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,…

Pandemic Impact on Small Businesses and Their Customers

During these troubling times caused by COVID-19, many small businesses have closed. Our economy is so dependent on these local businesses because they provide resources, services, and employment to most of our population. Without these small businesses, our economic longevity is at stake. When COVID-19 hit back in early 2020, many small business owners in…

Take Note: This Student’s Favorite Apps for Writing Things Down

This content was provided by Student Advisory Board Member Maria Soyoso-Capuder. Balancing life and school can be challenging and overwhelming. Thankfully, our digital world plays a vital role in helping us — busy people — easily keep track of our notes. You might already have your go-to note-taking method, which I love to hear —…

5 Online Learning Myths You Need to Leave Behind in 2020

Penn State World Campus Student Advisory Board member Arianna Lynne Fangonilo shared these thoughts on common myths and misconceptions about online learning. As technology advances, we find that many brick-and-mortar services and physical products are accompanied (or even replaced) by virtual counterparts. Bank tellers can be replaced by ATMs outside of business hours. Junk mail…