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Student researcher Brian Escobar with his project at the Undergraduate Research Fair

Heeding a call to help others, more students enrolling in HDFS program at PSWS

The HDFS degree offered at Penn State Worthington Scranton is one of the most popular degree programs on campus and enrollment in the program continues to grow, more than 15 years after its inception in 2000.
Student researcher Brian Escobar with his project at the Undergraduate Research Fair

HDFS student research

PSWS student Brian Escobar's research project, "The Effect of Grit on College Students’ Academic Self-Efficacy and Performance: The Role of Gender" took first place in the Social Science category at the 2017 Undergraduate Research Fair at Penn State Worthington Scranton. His faculty adviser was Dr. Raymond Petren, assistant professor of HDFS. Research is an important component for students in the major and prepares them for both their future career fields, as well as graduate school.

 

Kalei Kowalchik at the PSWS 2017 Undergraduate Research Fair

Grant to help nursing student pursue engaged learning experience

Kalei Kowalchik, a sophomore honor’s nursing major at Penn State Worthington Scranton, has been awarded a Penn State Student Engagement Network grant to pursue an engaged learning experience with the Visiting Nurses Association Home Health and Hospice of Lackawanna County.
A group of students at a table at the etiquette dinner

Teaching the ‘lost art’ of etiquette – from a student perspective

Each year, Penn State Worthington Scranton hosts an Etiquette Dinner for graduating students to teach them the finer points of dining etiquette, so that they can properly conduct themselves on interview luncheons, dinners, and at formal, professional events that they attend as young professionals.
Nick Forrester

Internships at local coffee spot offer students career-building experience

The Hub coffeeshop, located in the Grace Bible Church across the street from campus, now has an internship program for business majors at Worthington Scranton that offers flexible scheduling, along with close proximity to campus, making it easy for students to get to, as well as the ability to work with busy class schedules.
Nick Forrester at The Hub

The Hub manager Nick Forrester

Nick Forrester, manager of The Hub coffeeshop, has created an internship for business majors at Penn State Worthington Scranton that strives to help the students develop a wide array of skills that are beneficial to anyone looking to enter the business world.

IST students

Worthington Scranton students attend IST Future Forum

More than 30 Penn State Worthington Scranton students majoring in Information Sciences and Technology (IST) recently traveled to Penn State's University Park campus for the annual IST Future Forum, hosted by the University’s College of IST.
PSWS IST students

PSWS IST students attend PSU's IST Forum

A group of more than 30 IST students from Penn State Worthington Scranton attended the recent IST Forum at University Park, where they had the opportunity to meet representatives of over 40 national companies, network and learn about internship and job opportunities.

Kristine Lupia speaks to IST students

Kristine Lupia, IST alumna

Kristine Lupia, a PSWS alumna and project manager with Deluxe Technical in Burbank, CA spoke to students in IST Instructor Fred Aebli's IST 302 class this semester, sharing her professional experiences in IT project management and offering the students insights and advice on establishing themselves in an IST career.

Kristine Lupia speaks to IST students

Women and technology -- a winning combination for career success

A shift has been noticed at Penn State Worthington Scranton, where not only are more women entering the Information Sciences and Technology (IST) degree program, but achieving success in the field after graduation, landing good paying jobs with major companies that offer them prestige, opportunity and flexibility.

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