PennWest University is closed on Wednesday, June 19 in observance of Juneteenth.

The PennWest Career Center is available during summer, Monday through Friday, 8am-4pm. 

Prepare for an Interview

“Tell us about yourself.” Does your answer come quickly and naturally, or could you use some help? The best way to prepare for interviewing is to practice! Let us help you.

Big Interview

Chances are you will participant in an internship, job or graduate school admission interview using a digital platform. Prepare 24/7 with Big Interview a digital interview training and practice system.

  • Watch videos describing how to prepare for interviews and answer questions
  • Learn what questions are commonly asked in interviews
  • Practice responses using your webcam by answering questions from over 140 industries and fields
  • Send your practice interview recordings to anyone via email for customized feedback.
  • Receive AI feedback immediately through your account.

PennWest students and alumni have 24/7 access to Big Interview for free! Click the image to login.

Current students can use their PennWest credentials. 
Alumni must request an account using this form

Students can use the Career Closets at PennWest Clarion & California

Students who need to make a great first impression at a job interview, internship opportunity, student-teaching assignment and more can go wardrobe shopping on campus. Be confident in your look and find the appropriate wear for your career field at …

By Christina Moreschi
Christina Moreschi Director of Career Events and Outreach
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How to Write an Interview Thank You Email [Tips + Examples ]

A successful job interview doesn’t end when you walk out of the room. Learn why a post-interview thank-you email is an extra step that goes a long way.

By Christina Moreschi
Christina Moreschi Director of Career Events and Outreach
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How to Answer the “tell me about yourself” question

How to Answer “Tell Me About Yourself”

Focus on your professional life and use the the present-past-future formula:

Let’s see what that means and how to structure your answer.

Present: describe where you’re currently at with your career

Start by …

By Christina Moreschi
Christina Moreschi Director of Career Events and Outreach
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Common Interview Questions (Tips + Sample Answers)

Need to prepare for an interview quickly? Read this blog from Big Interview that includes common questions and sample answers.

By Christina Moreschi
Christina Moreschi Director of Career Events and Outreach
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Career Resources

Interview Playbooks in Big Interview

Check this out: The Big Interview platform has Interview Playbooks which are video lessons designed for certain populations and scenarios. …

Big Interview

Big Interview Login Instructions: Current students can click the blue button below to sign in with their university credentials. Alumni …

Contact & Location

Phone
814-393-2323
Address

California: 138 Natali Student Center

Clarion: 419 Becht Hall

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