Career and Internship Resources for PennWest California Students
Explore. Experience. Connect.
Gain the knowledge, tools and confidence you need to achieve your career goals.
Your future starts here - and we're committed to helping you make all the right career moves going forward. Every student at PennWest California is paired with a personal career coach, who will help you explore your options, gain real-world experience and connect with key opportunities.
We also provide essential resources and tools for each phase of your career path.
- Explore majors and careers.
- Experience your professional field.
- Connect with future employers and colleagues.
EXPLORE: Choose Your Major and Career Path
Take self-assessments to identify your skills and interests. Explore majors. Find careers that match your skills, values and personality. Utilize our free career planning tools to home in on the academic major and the career path that's the best fit for you.Start Exploring
EXPERIENCE: Get an Internship or Co-op
Take your career for a test drive! PennWest California's Internship Center connects you with top employers so you can try out a career with paid or unpaid workplace experience. You'll give your resume a boost while gaining confidence and a competitive edge.Get Experience
CONNECT: Prepare for Employment or Grad School
Master essential skills like creating an effective resume, nailing job interviews, building a personal brand, and networking with employers and other professionals.Make Connections
PennWest California Career Coaches
Discover the benefits of career coaching. Your personal career coach will help you define and realize your personal and professional goals.Meet your Career Coach
Plan for success. PennWest California's Career Advantage is a four-year plan that helps you discover and follow the career path that is a perfect fit for your skills, interests and values. Request a presentation about career-building skills.Gain Your Career Advantage
Are you career ready? From critical thinking to digital technology skills, PennWest California can help you develop the eight key career readiness competencies established by The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE).Become Career Ready
Get a glimpse into the internship and career accomplishments of real PennWest California students who are excelling in a wide range of fields. Our students can be found in rewarding positions across Pennsylvania, throughout the United States and in countries around the world.See Success Stories