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The PennWest career center provides recruiting opportunities to organizations offering professional and internship opportunities.

Getting Started with Handshake

Handshake created this guide to help walk you through the process of getting started on Handshake, from signing up to connecting with schools, including PennWest University, with troubleshooting tips for each step of the way. Getting started should be a smooth process!

Post Jobs & Internships in Handshake

To ensure equal opportunities for our qualified students and alumni, we ask that employers post available opportunities to Handshake. Follow this guide to post jobs/internships. Why Handshake? Many universities in Pennsylvania and nationally use Handshake, which makes it easy for you to post an opportunity only once and send it to several schools for free!

Unpaid Internships

The Department of Labor has developed a seven-factor test for determining whether workers are to be considered “trainees” or “employees” that must be paid at least state minimum wage under the Fair Labor Standard Act (FLSA).

Remote Internships 101

The information and links on this page from Parker Dewey are your guide to assist in designing a remote internship program. Offering this kind of opportunity can be just as effective as a traditional on-site program.


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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So, what does the Registrar’s Office Do?

The Office of the Registrar is the “Keeper of the Academic Record.” We ensure integrity and accuracy with a students’ academic history. We facilitate registration, make updates to academic records, evaluate transfer credit, and provide services, such as transcripts and …

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Instructions for employers to schedule a campus information table

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Employers Cite Internships as Recruiting Strategy with Highest ROI

Employers overwhelmingly believe hosting internships is the recruiting strategy that yields the highest return on investment (ROI) leading to entry-level hires, according to preliminary results of NACE’s Winter 2022 Quick Poll On Spring Recruiting And Career Services.

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Christina Moreschi Director of Career Events and Outreach
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Employer Resources

PennWest University Employer Policies

Read this document for eligibility requirements and restrictions to post jobs and recruit on campus.

Explore student clubs & organizations across PennWest campuses

Use the Engage platform to filter clubs and organizations by campus and interests!
Please note: some contact information may only …


Handshake is the career center platform that includes internship and job position postings, employer events, career fairs, and appointment scheduling …

PennWest University Admissions

PennWest is bigger, better, and more than ready to provide you with the resources and opportunities you need to fulfill …

2023 PennWest University Academic Degree Programs and Concentrations

New program requirements and curriculum versions for most programs will begin in Fall 2023. Students enrolled in academic programs prior …

PennWest Faculty & Staff Directory

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