Alumni

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

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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  • If you don’t know the email address on your account choose one of these two options:

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

Get Started with Handshake

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.

  • Already know the email address on your account? Sign in now!
  • If you don’t know the email address on your account choose one of these two options:

Prepare for Interviews with Big Interview

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

Attend Events

PennWest career events are open to alumni and alumni are invited to attend career fairs and recruiting events, many of which are virtual. View and register for all events in Handshake!

Join our LinkedIn Career Network

Update your Resume

Your resume is always changing so we have provided self guided resume/cover letter resources are on our website to help alumni update their resumes.

Continue Your Education

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.  

2022 JoAnne Day Student of the Year Awards-Cash Prize Available!

The PennACE Association recognizes the achievements and contributions made by undergraduate students enrolled at member institutions (including PennWest) who have completed an internship or co-op with the JoAnne Day Student of the Year Awards.

Undergraduate students can apply for the …

By Christina Moreschi
Christina Moreschi Director of Career Events and Outreach
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PennWest Career Readiness Series (CRS)- Coming Soon in Spring 2023

This spring 2023 semester the PennWest career center is hosting the PennWest Career Readiness Series (CRS), formerly known as the Professional Development Virtual Conference; a series of virtual sessions to help students and alumni learn about and explore the NACE …

By Christina Moreschi
Christina Moreschi Director of Career Events and Outreach
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Career Services During Winter Break

Attention all students! The winter break is a great time to polish up on your skills, update your resume, and think about internships or jobs!

As a reminder, you can reach your career coach by scheduling a virtual appointment through 

By Hanna Crossley
Hanna Crossley
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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. There are many more time, energy, and financial variables to take into account. Follow this guide to learn what to consider …

By Hanna Crossley
Hanna Crossley
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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
Zoey Reynolds
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Alumni Resources

Cover Letter Layout & Samples

Contact & Location

Phone
814-393-2323
Address

California: 138 Natali Student Center

Clarion: 419 Becht Hall

Venango: 123 Suhr Library

Edinboro: 166 Ross Hall

California, Clarion, Edinboro, PA

Career Service Hours

M 8:00am-4:00pm
T 8:00am-4:00pm
W 8:00am-4:00pm
TH 8:00am-4:00pm
F 8:00am-4:00pm