Graduates from California, Clarion and Edinboro are hard-working innovators. Creators. Leaders. They enrich their communities and exemplify what we’ve always known about our universities – they prepare students for fulfilling lives after graduation, lives of service to their families, their communities and the broader world.

Career Services Available to Alumni

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Handshake is the career center management platform and includes access to job postings, virtual career fairs and employer recruiting events, and access to employer contacts.

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Big Interview helps you prepare for interviews with video lessons and virtual interview practice all without leaving home! Alumni must request an account using this form

Your resume is always changing so we have provided self guided resume/cover letter resources on our website to help you update your documents.

We invite you to attend career fairs and employer recruiting events, many of which are virtual. View, register, and attend events using your Handshake account.

If you are interested in continuing your education but need some help deciding on an area of study or exploring career/job options, please contact the admissions office to get connected with them first. As you work with your admissions representative, ask for career development to be a part of the campus visit experience and we can work with you at that time.  

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Outcomes Data-Class of 2022

All are welcome to view our most recent outcomes data for the class of 2022:

Comprehensive data and legacy data for internal stakeholders (faculty & staff) can be found here by logging in with your PennWest ESS credentials. 

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Christina Moreschi Director of Career Events and Outreach
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Interviewing Tips

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How Do Student Loans Work for Graduate School?

It may surprise you to learn that student loans for graduate school are different from those for undergraduate degrees. Graduate school is an investment in your future. But it can also be a major financial commitment. Read more below!


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What you need to know to answer 7 common interview questions

While no two interviews are the same, there are some common interview questions that you can expect. Here are seven common questions asked in interviews, answers to these questions can be found in the link below.

Tell me about yourself

By Zoey Reynolds
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Alumni Resources

Resume Creation Guide
Resume Checklist
Handshake Job Roles (Students & Alumni)

During your job search, you may have an idea of what you want to do, and feelings around what you …

Specialisterne- Join Our Talent Pool

Our goal is to change the employment landscape by supporting businesses to hire people who think and communicate differently. That’s …

Big Interview
Career Gear Podcast Episode 7: Effective Strategies for Starting a Career in Film Production

Getting started in any career can be intimidating but perhaps more so for careers in the creative industry.

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Contact & Location


California: 138 Natali Student Center

Clarion: 419 Becht Hall

Venango: 123 Suhr Library

Edinboro: 166 Ross Hall

California, Clarion, Edinboro, PA

Career Center Hours

Monday 8:00am-4:00pm
Tuesday 8:00am-4:00pm
Wednesday 8:00am-4:00pm
Thursday 8:00am-4:00pm
Friday 8:00am-4:00pm