Business and Careers

Nurturing careers and working with businesses

Whether it's connecting students with internships, hosting jobs fairs, promoting entrepreneurialism or connecting businesses with government contract opportunities, PennWest California is committed to nurturing careers and working collaboratively with Pennsylvania's business community. We look forward to building corporate partnerships and hosting training activities or other business events at our corporate campus at Southpointe.

Career and Professional Development Center meets with a student.

Career Center


PennWest California's Career & Professional Development Center connects employers with qualified candidates to fill co-ops, internships or full-time positions. The Career Center also hosts career fairs, on-campus recruiting events and company visits.

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A student works on a project at the Entrepreneurship Center

Innovation Center


The Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at PennWest California assists entrepreneurs at PennWest California and in the wider community. It also allows current PennWest California students to gain insights and participate in mentorship programs with entrepreneurs in the region. 

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PennWest California Educational Alliance


PennWest California partners with businesses, nonprofits and membership organizations to provide tuition discounts and other benefits to verified employees or members.


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GACO - APEX Accelerator


The Government Agency Coordination Office (GACO) is an APEX Accelerator that aids area companies in their pursuit of federal, state and local government contracts and subcontracts.


A PennWest California student feeds penguins during an internship with the Pittsburgh Zoo.

Internship Center


The Internship Center links employers and students for a mutually beneficial experience. Employers become partners in education with PennWest California and have a cost-effective way of hiring potential employees.

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