Schedule an appointment-Valid through July 8, 2022

Summer appointments (virtual via Zoom) can be scheduled in Edinboro University’s Handshake site through Thursday, July 7, 2022.

Due to integration of Edinboro, Clarion, and California Universities into PennWest University, the Edinboro Handshake system ( will be available through July 8, 2022. The PennWest Handshake system will be available mid-July 2022.


Currently enrolled returning undergraduate and graduate students can schedule an appointment in Handshake.

Watch this video for help activating your Handshake account and scheduling an appointment.

View this document for step by step instructions.

*Incoming students who are starting in Fall 2022 will have access to the PennWest Handshake mid-July 2022. Incoming students who are interested in scheduling an appointment now should email


Students are encouraged to utilize career services while enrolled. Limited services are available to undergraduate alumni who graduated within the last 12 months and include:

  • One virtual resume and cover letter review. See instructions below.
  • One virtual 30-minute career coaching appointment.
    Qualifying alumni can use this form to update their email address on their student Handshake account to re-gain access and schedule an appointment.

Please note that resume/cover letter review and appointments are not currently available to alumni who graduated more than 12 months ago and all graduate degree alumni.
Alumni are encouraged to utilize our extensive on-demand digital services.

How to Get Help with Your Resume or Cover Letter

  1. Review the content on this page – many of your most frequently asked questions are addressed here!
  2. Using the resume building guide and the resume examples, create or update an existing draft of your resume.
  3. Once you have a current draft, send it to us for a review. We will get back to you within 3 business days, and if an appointment to discuss our suggestions is requested, we can help you get scheduled.
    Please do not send your resume as an email attachment – we require that you use the form as we receive a high volume of requests.

On-Demand Digital Services
We offer several services online that are available 24/7 to current students and alumni.

Find internships, part-time and full-time job opportunities, and virtual career fairs tailored for you on Handshake. Activate your Handshake account. View video lessons about interviewing, record mock interviews and send to our office for a professional review Current students: Create your Big Interview account. Alumni: Create your Big Interview Account (Alumni access code: 2020) View and register for dozens of virtual events, including recruiting sessions with employers. See all events.