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Summer Wellness Spotlight: Improving Wellness By Managing Stress

Our summer focus on wellness now turns to stress management for the month of August. The topic of how to manage stress is always popular in college settings. Students are not only focused on class work but also have to juggle family, jobs, finances, health, and other responsibilities. It can be difficult to find time…

A Guide for Using Tutor.com

Achieving success in your classes can take a lot of hard work, but the Academic Support Center is here to assist you! We provide many resources to help make the learning process go more smoothly, including Tutor.com, a service built into select Penn State World Campus courses to assist students in writing, math, and other…

Internship Opportunities with the Virtual Student Federal Service

Students seeking a way to gain valuable work experience and develop critical skills that employers need may want to explore opportunities with the Virtual Student Federal Service (VSFS). The VSFS is a nine-month unpaid remote internship program in which students work closely with a mentor at a government agency and complete designated projects. Penn State…

Writing Tips: Preparing an Effective Discussion Post

Discussion posts are a staple of online courses. This important element of the course structure provides a venue where class members can exchange ideas, discuss their interpretations of specific course topics or materials, and brainstorm creative approaches to problem solving. People sometimes underestimate the value of discussion posts, but they can serve as a valuable…

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…

Advice to New Students

It might seem hard to believe, but the summer is almost over and a new semester is right around the corner. A new semester might mean new courses, new professors, and new opportunities, but it also means a new group of students will be joining the Penn State World Campus community.   Learning online can be…

Meet Denita, Associate Director of Equity, Inclusion, and Advocacy

Denita Wright Watson recently joined the Penn State World Campus Student Affairs team. Hear from this lifelong Penn Stater about her previous experiences, her dedication to her work, and more.  What was your background before you took on this role? Prior to taking on my new role, I had 25 years of experience in education…

How to Talk to Your Instructor About Challenges in Your Courses

While you are a Penn State World Campus student, you also share many other identities, like parent, child, employee or business owner, and many others. Personal or professional challenges you face may affect your work as a student. If you encounter challenges, it may be wise to communicate this to your instructor so they can…