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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Average Salary by Education Level: The Value of a College Degree

By Tim Stobierski
June 2, 2020
https://www.northeastern.edu/bachelors-completion/news/average-salary-by-education-level/

If you’re considering going back to college, you may be considering the various arguments for and against the value of earning a bachelor’s degree.

Many professionals cite “the ability to make more money” as …

By Christina Moreschi
Christina Moreschi Career Development Manager
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A Quick Guide to Writing Professional Emails

Imagine the case of two upcoming high school graduates seeking summer internships before entering college in the fall. The students notice a poster in the library advertising an available internship position, which contains a contact name and email address, but …

By Milo Orr
Milo Orr Graduate Assistant
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How to Write Professional Emails That Get the Results You Want

People get dozens, hundreds, or even thousands of emails (let’s not even talk about how many unread emails are sitting in my inbox right now) and it’s easy to miss—or just plain ignore—them on a scroll. So when you’re writing …

By Regina Borsellino - The Muse
The Muse
Expert advice to answer your career questions.
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How to Balance Postgraduate Studies and Full-Time Work

Balancing full-time work with any other level of responsibility is difficult enough on its own. Completing full-time work with postgraduate studies is a whole different ball game. A postgraduate degree or diploma is an advanced level of study that builds …

By Richard Conn - 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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Applying to Grad School: The Ultimate Guide

Applying to grad school can be stressful and time-consuming. If you don’t plan ahead enough, you may miss critical deadlines, not give recommenders enough notice, or not turn in the best application possible. Whether you are just beginning to think …

By Christina Moreschi
Christina Moreschi Career Development Manager
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How to Write a Stand-Out Personal Statement for Grad School

If you’re applying to graduate school, you’ll likely need to write a personal statement. But what exactly is a graduate school personal statement? And what should you write about to give yourself your best shot at admission?

In this guide, we teach you …

By Christina Moreschi
Christina Moreschi Career Development Manager
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Challenging Negative Assumptions

Susan admitted that she had a habit of anticipating negative outcomes. When discussing projects with other members of her department, Susan would point out everything that could go wrong. Even when she worked independently on a task, her mind would …

By Christina Moreschi
Christina Moreschi Career Development Manager
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Looking to take your nursing experience to a new level?

Are you a Registered Nurse (RN) currently practicing, but interested in expanding your knowledge and employment opportunities? You may be interested in a new RN to PharmD Bridge Program available through Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) in Erie.

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Curriculum Vitae (CV) Samples and Writing Tips

When applying for certain positions in the US, as well as jobs internationally, you may be required to submit a curriculum vitae rather than a resume. A curriculum vitae, or CV, includes more information than your typical resume, including details …

By Alison Doyle
Alison Doyle Curriculum Vitae (CV) Samples and Writing Tips
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How Student Loans Work for Graduate School

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Graduate school is an investment in your future. Doing the research on programs and student loan debt ahead of time is a smart way to invest. Start making the best decisions by understanding how student loans work for graduate …

By Pete Ostrander
Pete Ostrander Assistant Director of Career Development
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