Pete Ostrander

Assistant Director of Career Development

Pete Ostrander

Peter Ostrander works with students in the College of Science and Health Professions and School of Education. He enjoys working with students while helping to educate them on how to address their career development challenges. Prior to joining the CDEL, Peter worked in workforce development for the PA CareerLink, where he assisted individuals with upgrading their credentials. Peter helps students focus on increasing opportunity through credential stacking and professional development to become a well-rounded candidate for employment or graduate school. He earned his B.A. in Psychology, M.A. in Counseling, and M.Ed in Educational Psychology from Edinboro University, where he currently resides with his family. Peter is a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC) and a Certified Career Counselor through the National Career Development Association (NCDA).

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Avoiding Job and Internship Scams

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When evaluating potential employment, you must be careful to avoid scams and fraudulent postings. While Edinboro University makes every attempt to block them, scammers constantly find new ways to bypass the system. Fake job postings can be found not only …

By Pete Ostrander
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How To Impress Remotely

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By Eileen Hoenigman Meyer

Are high stakes meetings less unnerving when conducted remotely? While it might be tempting to think so, it’s hard to feel certain of that when you’re pacing your living room in your suit jacket and bunny …

By Pete Ostrander
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2 Ways To Improve Your UI/UX Design Resume

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If you are just beginning to embark on your UX/UI design job search, your first step should be a strong resume that showcases your skills, experience, and impact. Whether you are finishing a degree program, online bootcamp, or online refresher …

By Kevin Wu - Springboard
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10+ Student Loan Forgiveness Programs That Discharge Loans

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Original Article: https://www.nerdwallet.com/article/loans/student-loans/student-loan-forgiveness

Student loan forgiveness might seem too good to be true, but there are legitimate ways to get it through free government programs.

The following options are available only to borrowers with federal student loans. Some programs have …

By Teddy Nykiel
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The Cheat Sheet You Should Fill Out Before Every Phone Interview

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At any given time in your job search, you’re likely juggling a lot of applications and, as you go on, a few in-person, video, and phone interviews as well. It’s a lot to keep straight!

Don’t let those phone interviews …

By Pete Ostrander
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Tips for Job Hunting During COVID-19

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It’s undoubtedly a dire time for job hunters. The COVID-19 pandemic has led to record unemployment claims in the US and an uncertain job market that analysts say will take years to bounce back.

Despite this, career experts are advising …

By Kindra Cooper - Springboard
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What Exactly Is An Applicant Tracking System (ATS)?

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Original Article: Here

After submitting countless job applications without hearing anything back, online job seekers are searching for answers. What they’re discovering is that the software hiring companies use to collect applications is standing between them, a corporate recruiter, and …

By Pete Ostrander
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Applicant Tracking System – Making A Good Resume

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Original Article Link: Here

There are a number of considerations to weigh before deciding on a resume format and template, like your field or industry, depth of work experience, and skill set. Today, job seekers also need their resume to …

By Pete Ostrander
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What Does Diversity Mean To A Hiring Manager?

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Originally published: https://diversity.careercast.com/article/what-does-diversity-mean-hiring-manager

We often ask ourselves how to define the word diversity. Some define it as differences among people, with no limitations on what those differences can be. This could mean that diversity is found in a crowd of …

By Pete Ostrander
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Tips on Addressing a Job Gap In Your Resume

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No matter how positive your attitude, being unemployed is frustrating, especially when it goes on for longer than you planned. Employers know that. So when you’re writing a cover letter or going in for an interview, they don’t expect you …

By Pete Ostrander
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