Career Planning

Center for Career and Professional Development

Your journey starts here, with the PennWest Professional Advantage.

Some students arrive at college with a vision and a plan for their future. Others want to explore different paths, while some don’t know what career will suit them best.

It’s all good.

PennWest’s Center for Career and Professional Development meets you where you are and will help you develop a plan to reach your definition of success. From your first day of classes to graduation, we provide a Career Coach who assists you both in and out of the classroom with career preparation.

Our mission is to enhance students’ career readiness and help you build a toolkit of skills and experiences that we know employers desire, including communication, teamwork, critical thinking, internships, and more.

Think of it as the PennWest Professional Advantage. And it starts the moment you step on campus.

Explore.

We’ll help you start early to discover what majors and careers match your interests and skills, as well as what you can expect in salaries and job opportunities when you graduate.

Prepare.

We’ll help you understand, build, and present the valuable skills gained both in and out of the classroom. Work with your Career Coach to develop your career goals, create a resume, practice interviewing, and prepare for the jobs of the future.

Apply.

We’ll help you get a competitive edge through internships, career events, networking with successful alumni to achieve your career goals.

Explore.
We’ll help you start early to discover what majors and careers match your interests and skills, as well as what you can expect in salaries and job opportunities when you graduate.
Prepare.
We’ll help you understand, build, and present the valuable skills gained both in and out of the classroom. Work with your Career Coach to develop your career goals, create a resume, practice interviewing, and prepare for the jobs of the future.
Apply.
We’ll help you get a competitive edge through internships, career events, and networking with successful alumni to achieve your career goals.

At the Center for Career and Professional Development, we’re here to support you today and in the future. With the PennWest Professional Advantage, you’re ready for success. 

For more information, contact us at career@pennwest.edu | 814-393-2323 | https://career.pennwest.edu/