Welcome to the PennWest University Career Center!

As Their focus on GPA Fades, Employers Seek Key Skills on College Grads’ Resumes

While good grades are important, the weight of GPA decreases more and more as the focus on quality skills increases. Learn what specific skills and traits employers are looking for in today’s hiring age by clicking the link below!

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By Sophia
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First-Generation College Grads Face More Hurdles in the Job Market

CHRISTELLE LOUIS’ SINGLE mother, a Haitian immigrant and certified nursing assistant at a nursing home, never went to college. But she always pushed her daughter to get the education she needed for a good job—maybe as a doctor or an engineer.

By Christina Moreschi
Christina Moreschi Director of Career Events and Outreach
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Internship Experience the Most Influential Factor in Tough Hiring Decisions

When choosing between two otherwise equally qualified candidates, employers deem having an internship with its organization or within its industry to be the most influential factors, according to NACE’s Job Outlook 2022 report.

Those attributes, however, were the only two …

By Christina Moreschi
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.

For Employers: Set up Applicant Status Messaging in Handshake

With our Status Messaging feature, employers can clearly communicate with their applicants about their application status. Recruiters can enable and …

PennWest University Undergraduate Programs

Valid in June 2023

About Handshake Job Roles (Employers)

Handshake provides 380+ Job Role groups, identified by our team using resources such as Career Interests, user research, majors, and …

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 …

Contact & Location


California: 138 Natali Student Center

Clarion: 419 Becht Hall

Venango: 123 Suhr Library

Edinboro: 241 Baron-Forness Library

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