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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How to Prepare Your “Elevator Pitch”

One of the best things you can do ahead of any virtual event is to prepare a few talking points to succinctly make the case about why you’re a great candidate. The employers that you meet with want to learn …

By Milo Orr
Milo Orr Graduate Assistant
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How to Add Extracurricular Activities to Your Resume—So They Actually Help Your Job Search

When you’re writing a resume, your education and past jobs are far from the only things that matter. The truth is, the past experiences and skills that employers care about can come from a number of places. And particularly when …

By Regina Borsellino - The Muse
The Muse
Expert advice to answer your career questions.
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3 Tips for Fighting Interview Fear

Interview fear is nothing to be ashamed of. In fact, it’s natural, stemming from the human desire to seek approval and validation. So, first, when trying to deal with your interview fear, it’s important to recognize that interview fear is …

By Natalie Fisher - 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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Here’s Why You Should Not Include a Picture on Your Resume

In 2020, our communications—even corporate communications—are highly visual. We commonly speak in memes, GIFs, and emojis, so attaching a picture to your resume may seem like a good idea. But not so fast…

By Christina Moreschi
Christina Moreschi Career Development Manager
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How to Begin a Conversation with an Alumni Mentor

Edinboro University alumni are always giving back to their alma mater in meaningful ways through our annual fund, volunteer opportunities, and scholarship donations. The Center for Career Development and Experiential Learning and the Office of Alumni Engagement are excited to …

By Christina Moreschi
Christina Moreschi Career Development Manager
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8 Ways to Stand Out at a Career Fair

Standing out—in a positive way—is no easy task. When you’re piled into a packed auditorium and competing with hundreds of other job seekers for just a few minutes of a recruiter’s attention, it’s crucial to show up prepared, ready to …

By Christina Moreschi
Christina Moreschi Career Development Manager
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Great Students Don’t Necessarily Make Great Employees—Here’s Why

Katie Parrott’s college career advisor used to put her in the category of “ostrich person.” The term was reserved, she recalls, for students who’d “stick their head in the sand and pretend that school was never going to end.”

In …

By The Muse
The Muse
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5 Copy-and-Paste Calls to Action You Can (and Should) Use in Your Emails

You’ve probably heard the advice that every single email you send should include a clear call to action for the recipient. It makes sense—if there’s nothing you need them to actually do with that email, should you really be sending …

By The Muse
The Muse
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Kaylee Kagiavas – University of Florida

“I have had great, knowledgeable and friendly professors throughout my time here and can only hope to one day be as passionate about my profession as they are.”
Individualized Studies
Minors: Women’s Studies, History and Psychology

After graduation, I will …

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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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