Students can use the Career Closets at PennWest Clarion & California

Students who need to make a great first impression at a job interview, internship opportunity, student-teaching assignment and more can go wardrobe shopping on campus. Be confident in your look and find the appropriate wear for your career field at …

By Christina Moreschi
Christina Moreschi Director of Career Events and Outreach
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Veteran-Friendly Employers: Identifying Companies Committed to Hiring Veterans

As a way of saying thank you, many employers throughout the United States have initiatives that include both hiring and on-the-job training for military veterans and their spouses. 

These employers recognize that the soft skills veterans have developed throughout their …

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Attention All May 2024 Graduates!

Congratulations on graduating! Your hard work has paid off and it’s time to celebrate!

Handshake Access for May 2024 Grads 

As a PennWest graduate, you have access to our career management platform, Handshake. In Handshake, you can view and …

By Jen Okleja
Jen Okleja
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Veterans to Tech Innovators: Bridging Skills to New Industries

Sometimes the transition from military to civilian life can be a bumpy one. Veterans must make adjustments and adapt in all aspects of their lives, not least of all how they earn a living. Those who are technically inclined might …

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Just Keep Moving: How a Black Hawk Pilot Transitioned to a Career on Wall Street

This week we are honored to be joined by Heather Burns, Senior Vice President in Securities Finance at Jefferies, a diversified financial services company engaged in investment banking and capital markets, asset management and direct investing.

Throughout this episode, Heather …

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How My Time in the Navy Helped My Career Take Flight: From a Consumer Banking Senior VP

After spending her 20s in the U.S. Navy, Kate Meeuf was faced with a new challenge when transitioning to a civilian career. “While I had leadership experience and translatable skills (like problem solving), I was 10 years behind my classmates …

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How to Talk “Career” With Your Student 

Conversations about the future are not always welcome by students, especially when it comes from a family member. Additionally, you may not feel like it is your place to invade, or you may feel concerned about your student’s future. However, …

By Hailey Fry
Hailey Fry
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Navigating the Question: “What Are You Going to Do with That Major?”

The holiday season is a time for joy, gratitude, and of course, a series of questions from relatives around the dinner table. For many college students or recent graduates, one common question takes center stage: “What are you going to …

By Christina Moreschi
Christina Moreschi Director of Career Events and Outreach
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Informational Interviews-What, Why and how?

An informational interview is a casual conversation, typically lasting around 20-30 minutes, with someone employed in a career field in which you are interested. It’s different from a job interview as its purpose is not to hunt for job openings. …

By Zoey Reynolds
Zoey Reynolds
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An interview with Jesse (Olszewski) James – A Filmmaker in Erie, PA

Jessica Hunter (JH): Jesse, for those of us that have not had the pleasure of meeting or working with you, please tell us a little bit about who you are and how you got to where you are today.

By Christina Moreschi
Christina Moreschi Director of Career Events and Outreach
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