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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…

Alumni Perspective: Kate Throckmorton

We recently spoke with Penn State World Campus alum Kate Throckmorton about earning her degree and her career as an enrollment counselor at Bethany College. Degree and graduation year: Bachelor of Science in Human Development & Family Studies, 2012 Current hometown: Washington, PA Current career and workplace: Enrollment Counselor at Bethany College What does a…

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…