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Preparing Powerful Posters PowerPoint

Some of you have asked me how can you make a poster that will make the crowd go as wild as they do at a Springsteen concert. This is a tough question, but the answer is in this PowerPoint: Preparing… Continue reading

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GRAD PANEL THIS MONDAY!

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Transferable Skills Just Like Michael’s

You’ve got skills. You’ve had jobs and spent a lot of time in classrooms. Each day you’re gaining what prospective employers call transferable skills: ones that you already possess that transfer from one position to another. Don’t discount the importance… Continue reading

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Strong, Rich and Full-Bodied Sentences

This week I visited a first-year seminar class. I asked students what writing questions they had, and they asked me what it meant to write “robust sentences.” I wondered where this question came from, and they replied that their professor… Continue reading

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State College Magazine: The Pet Issue

Writing for a magazine with general readership is a lot different from writing a scientific article. If you’re interested in writing a GRUNDY HAVEN paper, you want to write in this journalistic style. Here’s an example; it’s an article I… Continue reading

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How to Write a Scholarship Thank You Letter

Your ship just came in with a boatload of money for your education. You got a scholarship! Your outstanding academic performance and work ethic are being recognized. You are an exemplary student and a role model for others. This means… Continue reading

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FIRST Annual EMS Undergraduate Poster Exhibition Announced

It’s here! New this fall is another opportunity to win cold cash. Plus you’ll gain important skills for your future academic and professional careers. You can enter even if you’re not conducting research in a lab. Experiential learning, creative activity,… Continue reading

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EMS LEAP Pride Travels to Jamaica to Study Sustainability

Preparing raised agricultural beds, learning about organic farming, and witnessing permaculture principles first hand is the way 14 freshmen started their Penn State college experience this summer. Students traveled to Ocho Rios, Jamaica for eight days as part of an… Continue reading

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GRUNDY HAVEN WINNERS 2011!

Six students from the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences (EMS) earned top awards in the annual Grundy Haven paper competition. The aim of the paper competition is to foster excellence in communicating science to the public.Andrew Dzambo, (meteorology) won… Continue reading

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What Recruiters Look at On Your Resume

The article, “What Recruiters Look at During the 6 Seconds They Spend on Your Resume,” from LinkedIn’s Business Insider writer, Vivian Giang (4/9/12)reports on a fascinating study. Eye tracking, which examines eye movements to analyze the time someone spends on… Continue reading

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