Edinboro is now PennWest University-Info for students and alumni regarding Handshake

Get ready to access more internships, jobs, and career opportunities!

Handshake Account Changes

In mid-July, we will launch the PennWest Handshake site, where you can find student employment, internships, jobs, career events and more! 

 What will happen to my existing …

By Christina Moreschi
Christina Moreschi Career Development Manager
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Career Services and Resources for Alumni (Valid through August 2022)

The following are only available to undergraduate alumni who graduated within the last 12 months:
One resume/cover letter review by a professional member of our staff. Submit your resume and/or cover letter.
One 30-minute career coaching appointment – topics may …

By Christina Moreschi
Christina Moreschi Career Development Manager
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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 …

By Christina Moreschi
Christina Moreschi Career Development Manager
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The Best Ways to Talk About Your COVID-19 Layoff in a Resume, Cover Letter, or Interview (With Examples!)

Job searching while you don’t currently have a job always comes with worries about how potential employers will look at this gap. Unfortunately, even though it’s unfair and irrational, there are some companies that may discriminate against unemployed people when …

By Heather Krasna - The Muse
The Muse
Expert advice to answer your career questions.
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A Handy-Dandy Guide to Email Etiquette

Ever hit “reply all” on an email you shouldn’t have? Or vice versa? How do you write a formal email without sounding like you have no personality, or altogether too much personality? And what the heck are you supposed to …

By Kaitlin McManus - Firsthand
Firsthand
We help applicants, students, job-seekers and professionals like you find the right career path using the power of firsthand experiences.
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The Value of Mentorship: Creating Opportunities for People of Color

Illustrated by Marian Blair

Mentoring can play a crucial role in our professional success, and this is especially true for people of color. Due to the disparity in diversity of representation within leadership combined with a lack of access to …

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Get Focused | Pay Better Attention in Your Online Meetings

A few weeks ago, a co-worker asked me what I thought about an idea another colleague proposed in an online meeting. I was embarrassed to admit that I couldn’t answer—not because I hadn’t thought it over enough, but rather because …

By Sheena Daree Miller - Idealist Careers
Idealist Careers
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6 Tips on Hosting Virtual Recruiting Events and Coffee Chats

Flo Recruit recently surveyed 6,000+ law students nationwide and 76.8% report being very comfortable using video conferencing tools. In a digital age where most candidates are comfortable with virtual tools, pivoting your recruitment process to virtual first may not be …
By Christina Moreschi
Christina Moreschi Career Development Manager
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Office of Disability Employment Policy: Accommodations

Under Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), a reasonable accommodation is a modification or adjustment to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done during the hiring process. These modifications enable an individual …

By Pete Ostrander
Pete Ostrander Assistant Director of Career Development
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The Simple Strategy That Helped Me Set Long-Term Career Goals (Plus, a Worksheet!)

Setting goals always sounds great in theory. I can’t even begin to count the number of times I’ve said, “I’m going to restart my blog this month” or, “I want to be better at exercising this year” or, “I promise …

By The Muse
The Muse
Expert advice to answer your career questions.
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