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celebrating women's history month

Our celebration of Women's History Month continues! Today, we honor an individual that played an important part in Penn Foster's history. Learn more about Mary Brooks Picken and her contributions to education int his Student Life Blog post.

Becoming a pharmacy technician is a great way to enter the pharmaceutical industry without having to go through the extensive training required to become a pharmacist. Not sure what pharmacy technicians do? Learn more in this Student Life Blog post!


Throughout the month of March, Penn Foster will be hosting a series of events for employees to help empower women, become involved in women’s leadership, and celebrate the inspirational women in our lives. Learn how you can join in the conversation here!

how to become a guest service agent

Guest service agents are trained to provide outstanding service on the front lines of the hospitality industry. Here are a few tips to help you get started on your path towards becoming a valued member of the hospitality industry as a concierge or guest service agent!

penn foster student support

As a Penn Foster student, you're never alone! Whether you need academic, financial, or motivational help, Penn Foster's expert support team is here to lend a hand. Check out this infographic to learn exactly what types of support are available for Penn Foster students.

march early childhood education webinars

Penn Foster College offers monthly, free Early Childhood Education webinars for our students and non-students alike. See our list of ECE webinars for March 2017 and register today!

turn your job into a career

Holding a job is much different than pursuing a long-term career - but if you're working in your industry of choice, you already have a head start! Here are a few tips to help you turn your job into a full-time career and make the most of your professional goals.

tax return delays

Many of us eagerly await our tax returns each February, but this year, the IRS has advised taxpayers not to expect their returns as early as usual. If you're one of the taxpayers that haven't yet received your refund - or received it later than expected - check out this post to learn what we're doing to help.

how social media can affect your professional life

With most of our down time spent on social media, it can be hard to separate your personal and professional lives. Here are a few questions to ask yourself before you post anything to your personal social media accounts!

what do home health aides do

You know you want to pursue a career helping others, and you may have considered a career in home health care, but what exactly do home health aides do? We'll go over the common day-to-day responsibilities of home health aides in this Student Life Blog post!


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