Search & Apply for Jobs or Graduate School

What is your next step after graduation? The Career Center can help with job searching strategies and information about both the job and graduate school application processes.

Apply for jobs on Handshake

PennWest University’s Handshake platform is your first stop for job searching. Activate your account to view and apply to jobs curated just for you!

Attend Recruiting Events & Career Fairs

Expand your chances at securing a job by attending recruiting events and career fairs. Many employers offer virtual events as a way to learn about the company and get connected to recruiters. Use Handshake to view and register for events.

Network on LinkedIn

Use LinkedIn to find and apply to jobs. LinkedIn is the world’s largest professional network. Get started with a free account and find networking connections, get recommendations from LinkedIn about jobs in which you may be interested, and use the search bar to look for positions.

Research Graduate Programs

Inside Higher Ed walks you through the important steps to take when research graduate/professional programs, including understanding the field you want to enter, the success of previous graduates and financial packages.

Apply for Graduate School

Niche provides an overview of the steps to applying to graduate school, from application, resume/CV, personal essay, test scores, and more.

Pay for Graduate School

This guide from Money Under 30 provides a comprehensive overview of how to pay for graduate school, from state and federal loans, to institutional teaching and graduate assistantships and more.

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Job Search Advice

Job Search Resources

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Job Search Resources for International Students
Alumni Handshake Access

Alumni who graduated after September 2019 can complete this form to gain access their existing Handshake accounts.
All other alumni

USA Jobs

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Work for PA

View and apply for positions in the state of Pennsylvania in one location!

Grad School Advice

Grad School Resources

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