Vet Assistant to Vet Tech: Advancing Your Career as a Working Parent
Lauren Campion was a vet assistant in a small animal practice, but knew she wanted to move up in her career to become a veterinarian technician – and to do so, she’d have to pass the Veterinary Technician National Exam (VTNE) and become certified. Here’s how Lauren went to vet tech school online, passed the VTNE on the first try, and got promoted – all while starting a family and working full time.
Nov 16, 2022
12 min read
Advice from Penn Foster's Graduate of the Year
You’re enrolled in school and settling in, but you might be struggling to find balance, the best way to study, or you may just simply need help with coursework. Keep reading to learn how Penn Foster’s 2022 Graduate of the Year and veterinary technician graduate, Nicole Gonzalez, made it through her studies.
Oct 13, 2022
5 min read
5 Facebook Live Videos to Help You Be a Successful Online Student
Whether you’re a new Penn Foster student or are just starting to explore online education options, you want to make sure you have all the information you need to be as successful as possible in your classes. While you can find a ton of helpful advice and knowledge in your Student Portal, through our Student Life Blog, or on our website, sometimes a video can be more helpful when you’re trying to absorb a bunch of new information.
We’ve got you covered! Through our regularly scheduled Facebook Live videos – we usually go live every couple of weeks – hosts Lauren and Jess discuss the questions that you may have about enrolling, tips for being a successful online student, and even interview your instructors about what you need to know when you’re pursuing a diploma or degree. Check out these five Facebook Live recordings to find out more about Penn Foster, online school, and more!
Jun 27, 2022
4 min read
Graduates of the Year Finalists 2022: Overcoming Obstacles
Penn Foster alumni continue to impress and inspire us each and every year with their amazing achievements. This year, we received hundreds of Graduate of the Year applications featuring students who have persevered to overcome challenges, self-doubt, and new beginnings. It was hard to choose, but five students in particular stood out at the top of our list to be named Graduate of the Year Finalists. Here are their stories.
May 20, 2022
6 min read
Penn Foster Helps Vet Tech Student Find Direction and Purpose
Stay at home mom, Kristy Donovan, wanted a job she was passionate about. The problem was that the closest program to her was a nearly two-hour drive away. Penn Foster’s self-paced, online Vet Tech Program allowed her to pursue her career goals without having to sacrifice time with family.
Feb 07, 2022
3 min read
Penn Foster Helps Pharmacy Tech Student Further Career Goals
Daiana Tezotto worked as a pharmacist in Brazil for eight years, but after moving to the U.S. to study English, she wanted to get back to her roots. Penn Foster’s Pharmacy Technician Program helped her further develop her pharmacy skills and interest in the healthcare field.
Dec 21, 2021
2 min read
Penn Foster Announces 2021 Graduate of the Year Finalists
Penn Foster alumni are off accomplishing amazing things! This year, we received over 1,000 Graduate of the Year submissions. Our graduates’ stories involved challenges overcome, milestones reached, and expectations exceeded from every one of you that applied. However, there were five that stood out above the rest. We’re excited to share with you our Graduate of the Year finalists and celebrate their success. Here are their stories.
Oct 15, 2021
5 min read
Online High School Diploma Helps Graduate Thrive
Suffering from a chronic illness, Adriana Guy wasn’t able to attend in-person classes. Our self-paced program allowed her to study when she wanted and taught her time management skills. She ended up with a diploma and was able to move onto college. Read on to learn what she’s up to now!
Aug 17, 2021
2 min read
Early Childhood Education Graduate Thrives in Field
Izabella Suarez graduated from our online Early Childhood Education Associate Degree Program. Since then, she’s received a promotion at work and plans to earn her bachelor’s degree. Here’s why she believes Penn Foster helped her succeed.
Jul 02, 2021
4 min read
Bookkeeping Diploma Helps Graduate Grow at Work
Ronelle Duncan wanted to grow at her workplace. Looking to gain the skills she needed to advance in her career, she enrolled in Penn Foster. Since graduating, Ronelle has received a promotion and raise. Read how a career diploma helped her launch her career.
Apr 21, 2021
2 min read