PennWest University is closed on Monday, May 29 in observance of Memorial Day


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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May 2023 Grads: Share Your Success!

Attention May 2023 Graduates: 

Congratulations on your graduation! You have made it through an extraordinary year. 

 Would you please take a few minutes to share your post-graduation plans?  Click here to take the survey

Need some help with your post-graduation …

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Christina Moreschi Director of Career Events and Outreach
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Are you a college student, intern or recent grad looking for ways to connect in Pittsburgh this summer?

Register now for the Pittsburgh Passport! 

The Pittsburgh Passport program is your opportunity to discover why the Pittsburgh region is an ideal place to live, work and play. Join us for kayaking on the rivers, outdoor yoga, sports tailgates, museum …

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Christina Moreschi Director of Career Events and Outreach
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Interviewing Tips

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Alumni Resources

Resume Creation Guide
Resume Checklist
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.

In this …

Handshake Virtual Career Fair- How to Sign Up for Sessions with Employers

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

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