Career and Internship Resources for PennWest California Students

Career and Internship Resources for PennWest California Students

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.

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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
PennWest California education major Brandon Kash student teaches at Belle Vernon Middle School.

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
PennWest California Alum Amy Altieri

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 Coach

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
PennWest California Alumni Patrick Williams

Career Advantage

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
A prepared person interviews for a new career.

Career Readiness

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
ared Bundy '10, director of interactive marketing for the Laurel Highlands Visitor Bureau, uses skills he learned at PennWest California to help promote the outdoor attractions of southwestern Pennsylvania.

Success Stories

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
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Have Questions?

Reach out to the Career and Professional Development Center with your questions, or schedule an appointment with your career coach.

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