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Staying Active While the World Is Put on Pause

Account Associate, Marisa Cameron As full-time students at a large university, everyone’s schedule is crazy. Some days you go straight from classes, to your internship, to your job. You’re moving non-stop until all of a sudden, the movement stops. Your job is temporarily closed, your internship’s events are cancelled or moved remotely, and you moved… Continue reading Staying Active While the World Is Put on Pause

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How to Make Home Feel Like Campus: Getting Into a Quarantine Routine

Account Associate, Lauren Edwards Since being told to leave campus and sent back to your homes to continue the semester remotely, our busy lives at Penn State have come to a screeching halt. At first, and maybe still, you probably felt frustrated—not used to being quarantined at home with nothing to do and no social… Continue reading How to Make Home Feel Like Campus: Getting Into a Quarantine Routine

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Staying Motivated at Home

Account Associate, Tessa Rossetti Making the transition to online classes can make it difficult to stay productive and on task. There can be a lot of distractions with parents around and the temptation to give up and binge watch Netflix. However, by following some helpful tips, working from home can be a lot easier. Make… Continue reading Staying Motivated at Home

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Ways to Utilize Your Free Time: Job Search Edition

Hailey Blanchard, Account Associate COVID-19 has completely dominated the news cycle for weeks and will probably continue to do so for a while. There have been many events that have been cancelled due to COVID-19 like Penn State’s very own Career Fair for the College of Communications. For any college student, the cancellation of career… Continue reading Ways to Utilize Your Free Time: Job Search Edition

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Healthy Snacks to Have While Studying

Martina Yee, Account Associate Who doesn’t love a good snack break? While studying can be boring and tedious, it is always good to keep yourself energized and productive with some delicious snacks. But what kind of snacks should you eat during your study session? While junk foods may be tempting to grab and chow on,… Continue reading Healthy Snacks to Have While Studying

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6 Tips on How to Succeed in Remote Classes

Julija Paskevicius, Account Associate With the transition to online classes, you’ll find yourself getting easily distracted and not on top of things as you usually are. While it’s great to set your own hours and have extra free time, it's easy to fall behind. Here are six tips to keep you focused and motivated to… Continue reading 6 Tips on How to Succeed in Remote Classes

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How to Know if a Communications Major is Right for You

"What is your major?" This might be the most frequently asked question you’ll hear throughout your college career. Some students come to school with their minds already made up, while others take their time to try out different Gen Eds before selecting the right course of study for them. Either way, feeling confident in your major and knowing it is the right fit for you might be the most important factor along your path to success after graduation!

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The Value of Getting Involved with the Campus Community

The streets of State College are filled with students hurrying back and forth from apartments to classes, alumni visiting their old favourite spots, and visiting parents and prospective freshmen checking out the latest Penn State gear. Setting the backdrop of the constant activity of State College are dozens of locally owned businesses that line the packed sidewalks and offer to its customers their favorite meals, a new outfit, or the perfect gift to bring home as a surprise for the weekend.

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Advertising/PR Portfolio Tips

One of the most important things to learn before landing that huge job interview is how to set up a well-rounded portfolio. As communications majors, our portfolios can range from a graphic design ad that is easy to print out to videos that you aren't able to print out. So, the question is - How do we make a portfolio for the ads that we can print out? Some tips to make your portfolio stand out compared to others' is to have an organized set up, use your best work while still having backups, and look professional.

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How to Stand Out as a Small Business in a College Town

College towns, such as State College, are filled with small businesses catered to niche markets made up of students, alumni, and sports fans. Tons of locally owned clothing shops, restaurants, and gift shops all compete for business; so, what makes some stand out while others flop? After four years at Penn State, it seems as though the most successful small businesses in the area all follow a similar recipe with four common factors.