Exam Success Strategies: Tips for Testing with Confidence

The end of the semester is fast approaching, and so are final exams! In any course, it’s easy to feel intimidated by exams, as they’re often heavily weighted, extensive in length, and broad in content. However, with the right approach in studying and planning, you can set yourself up for success on every exam. Here…

Technology Tools for a More Connected World Campus Experience

Meeting and connecting with classmates are a huge part of college life, but during my first semester at Penn State World Campus, there was little opportunity to interact with my fellow students apart from online discussions. There was none of the chitchatting, talking shop, or comparing notes that happens in real life. I definitely felt…

Mid-Semester Motivation

It’s about that time in the semester when motivation is needed more than ever. While final exams are right around the corner, it often feels like the finish line is out of sight. It’s useful to remember why you started your journey with Penn State World Campus to help maintain a motivated mentality.   Last…

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…