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The Office of Career Services and Cooperative Education offers programs and services that help students identify and make informed decisions about career and academic goals, develop professional skills and promote lifelong career management. 

Career Services and Cooperative Education
Career Planning
Job Search
Co-operative Education
Test For Credit Program

Job Recruitment

*The  ACT for admissions to the University is provided through this Office. 

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For details on West Virginia State University admission requirements, please visit the Admissions Department webpage. Please note that a composite score of 18 or above is required on the ACT for admissions to WVSU.

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To register for a National ACT, visit online at

If you have not taken the ACT or SAT, you may take the RESIDUAL ACT (RACT) in order to register for classes at WVSU. You may obtain an ACT Residual Registration Form from the Office of Career Services or you may download the form here
The cost for taking this test is $50.50. Before registering for the R-ACT, you must first submit an application to the Admissions Office. The scores from this test cannot be used at any other institution.

If special accommodations are needed, please call 304-766-3083.


If you have taken the ACT, copies of your scores are available by contacting ACT at (319) 337-1313 or visit the ACT Website for more information.


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If you are undecided or are not sure about your choice of career field/program of study, schedule an individual appointment with the Career Counselor. All services are confidential.
Email: or call (304) 766-3250 to schedule an appointment.

If it would be more convenient to work on your own, use the Sigi3 logo below to begin your career planning today. Sigi3 is like a GPS for your career!
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Check out these online resources:
Occupational Outlook Handbook
America's Career InfoNet
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Earn elective hours (credit) and get closer to graduation through Cooperative Education.
Log in to Jobweb to see all the Co-op/Internships available. If your current job is related to your Major, it may qualify for the Co-op program.

Click on the link below for details:

Get more information on the certification process

To qualify for Co-op a student must:

  • Complete 24 semester hours at the 100 level and above
  • Maintain an overall GPA of 2.0 and a minimum of 2.50 in major courses
  • Complete English 101 with at least a grade of "C"
  • Attend a Co-op orientation meeting
  • Have a positive recommendation from the Department Chair for the student's major
  • In some situations, be willing to participate in two semesters of Co-op placement





Handle your recruiting in one system! It's easy, convenient and free to connect with students and alumni. 
Log in to Jobweb.

Other services offered are as follows:



  • Employer of the Week Program - You may visit the campus and meet informally with students during the lunch period either on a Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday.
  • Careers Over Lunch Program - If you are a past graduate of WVSU and are available to visit the campus, please share your career insights during the lunch period. 
  • Annual Student Professional Day and Career Convocations - Volunteers from the business community serve as speakers or provide advice on topics including, but not limited to: First Impressions, Business Etiquette, Work/Life Balance, Interviewing Skills, Social Media and Resume Writing. 
Please contact the office if you would like to participate in any of these programs. 
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The Office of Career Services hosts a variety of events during the academic year in order to assist students with their job search and professionally prepare them for life after college.
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For more information, contact the Office of Career Services at (304) 766-3250.

Career and Employment Expo
Spring 2019 Career and Employment Expo
Wednesday, April 10, 2019 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.
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Registration is on a first come, first serve basis. Deadline for registration is March 25, 2019.

Don't miss this opportunity to promote your company's employment opportunities. Cost is $30.00 per recruiter. Please make checks payable to West Virginia State University and include it with the registration form. Table with covering, two chairs and a boxed lunch will be provided.  

Student Professional Day
Spring 2018 Student Professional Week 
April 2-6, 2018

Students participating in student professional day.

Teacher Job Fair

West Virginia State University, Ohio Valley University & University of Charleston extend an invitation to attend the 49th Annual Teacher Job Fair on ThursdayMarch 7, 2019. This event will take place on the campus of West Virginia State University from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm. Cost is $50.00 per recruiter.
Students participating in the teacher job fair.

Register to attend the Teacher Job Fair.
It is our sincere hope that your school system can take advantage of the recruiting opportunity offered by this Annual Teacher Job Fair. Early response is encouraged due to limited table space. If you are interested in participating, please complete the registration form provided below and return it with the registration fee by February 21, 2019.

Registration Form

Criminal Justice Fair
Criminal Justice Fair 2018
Tuesday, October 9, 2018 from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm.Law enforcement officer at the criminal justice career fair.

Registration Form
image-up-arrowimage-down-arrowFour Year Career Planning Guide
The Four Year Career Planning Guide is to assist you with developing a career path that will help you make the most of your academic, personal and career growth!  Remember that you should begin your career planning early (during your freshman year!) and continue to work that plan each year by visiting the Office of Career Services office often to best prepare yourself for a great career after graduation!

To get started, click on the links below for steps you should be completing each year: For a complete guide click here.
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If you have decided to apply to graduate or professional school, you will want to check out a timeline for the application process. The application materials include the following:
  • Application form (with appropriate fees)
  • Official transcripts
  • Admissions essay/personal statement
  • Resume
  • Letters of recommendation (two to three)
  • Entrance exam scores

I hope you are on the road to career success.  West Virginia State University was honored to have you obtain your degree(s) from our institution. Our goal is to prepare you to assume productive roles in society by contributing to the 21st century global economy. To that end, the Office of Career Services would like you to complete the on-line Graduate Exit Survey.

Your feedback regarding your post-graduate employment or continuing education experiences is extremely important to WVSU future students. Your responses will remain confidential and no individual will be identified in the summary report.

As a small token of thanks for completing the survey, the Office of Career Services will enter your name in a drawing for a prize from the WVSU bookstore. If your name is drawn, you will be notified by a phone call and your prize will be mailed to the address you provide on the survey.

Please take a few minutes to complete the survey. Click here to access the survey.

If you would like assistance with your job search or career goals, please contact me at or 304-766-3250 to schedule an appointment.

To apply for any of the internships listed below, follow the link and log into Jobweb. Go to the Jobs tab >WVSU Jobweb Postings.

WV Division of Highways Accounting Co-op Program - deadline 02/15/19
WV Higher Education Policy Commission Legislative Internship - deadline 11/15/18
West Virginia Legislative Internships - deadline 11/2/18
West Virginia Governors Internship - Applications accepted  between 1/2/19 through 6/15/19
Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance: Financial Representative Intern - deadline 12/31/18
Target Executive Internship - deadline 12/28/18
Chick-fil-A: Marketing Intern - deadline 12/01/18
Speedway; Corporate, Regional and Human Resources Internships - deadline 11/28/18
Rocky Mountain Black Conservatives Internship - deadline 11/20/18
Enterprise Holdings Management Trainee - deadline 10/30/18
FBI Honors Internship - Summer 2019 - deadline 10/14/18
FBI Collegiate Hiring Initiative - Full-Time Entry Level - deadline 10/14/18
Business Staffing of America, Inc. - Internships (18 positions) - deadline 9/21/18
NASA Pathways Intern Program - Student Trainee (Information and Arts) - deadline 9/24/18
National Geospatial Intelligence Agency (NGA) Intern - deadline 9/1/18
The White House Intern - deadline 8/24/18
U.S. State Department (Remote Internships) - apply between 7/1 - 7/31/18
Education and Outreach Intern with Girl Scouts of Black Diamond - deadline 6/11/18
Kanawha County Diabetes Coalition Health and Welllness Intern - Unpaid - deadline 6/22/18
Security America Marketing Intern - deadline 5/25/18

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Office staff assists you with your job search skills including resume development, interviewing skills and job search strategies.


Looking for a job?  Gain access to hundreds of employers with jobs and internships.

Log in to Jobweb today!

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The Federal College Work Study program is a form of financial aid that provides the opportunity to earn more than minimum wage working on campus or at a community service site. 

If you are interested in this program, you must first request work study in the Financial Aid Office.  Work study placement is coordinated through the Office of Career Services.

In order to participate in this program you must be eligible for financial aid.  Contact the Office of Student Financial Assistance for the eligibility requirements.  Once awarded College Work Study funds, you may contact the Office of Career Services for placement.  Most of the work sites are on campus, however there are a few community service sites off campus.  The amount of the award received will determine the amount of hours worked.  The pay rate is $9.00 or $9.50 per hour, depending on the job site.  If you receive the maximum award ($2,250 per semester), you will work approximately 15-16 hours per week.  To be placed, you will be required to complete an application packet and be interviewed by the Placement Coordinator. All first-time work study students will be required to participate in a Customer Service training program.

Work Study Supervisors
If your department would like to employ work study students for the next academic year, please complete a job request form (see below) by the end of July. A separate form must be completed for each type of job assignment.

We will do our best to meet your requests. However, there is no guarantee that the number of students requested will be provided. Most students are assigned during the first three weeks of the Fall semester. However, some students students may be assigned later in the Fall and Spring semesters once their financial aid paperwork is complete. Students are assigned based on whether their skills match those indicated on your job request form.

At the end of the academic year, or once the student has ceased working in your department, please submit a performance evaluation form (see below).

Click here to complete a job request form.
Click here to complete a job performance evaluation.
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You can save time and money by earning credits toward your degree  through the CLEP and DSST program.

The CLEP allows you to receive college credit by taking a standardized test over material covered in an introductory course.
The following is a list of exams available from the College Level Examination Program.

Composition and Literature - American Literature, Analyzing and Interpreting Literature, College Composition (essay required), College Composition Modular, English Literature, and Humanities.
History and Social Sciences - American Government, Human Growth and Development, Introduction to Educational Psychology, Introductory Psychology, Introductory Sociology, Principles of Macroeconomics, Principles of Microeconomics, Social Sciences and History, U.S. History I: Early Colonization to 1877, U. S. History II: 1865 to the Present, Western Civilization I: Ancient Near East to 1648, Western Civilization II:1648 to the Present.
Science and Mathematics - Biology, Calculus, Chemistry, College Algebra, College Mathematics, and Natural Sciences.
Business - Financial Accounting, Introductory Business Law, Information Systems, Principles of Management, and Principles of Marketing.
World Languages - French Language (Levels 1 and 2), German Language (Levels 1 and 2), and Spanish Language (Levels 1 and 2).

The DSST tests allow you to receive college credit by taking a standardized test in a specific subject area. The following is a list of exams available:
Business  Business Ethics and Society, Business Mathematics, Human Resource Management, Computing and Information Technology, Management Information Systems, Money and Banking,Organizational Behavior, Personal Finance, Principles of Finance, Principles of Supervision
Humanities Ethics in America, Introduction to World Religions, Principles of Public Speaking*
*In addition to a minimum score of 47 on the multiple choice test, an examinee must also receive a passing grade on the required speech section. A special test date/time will be scheduled for this test on an individual basis.
Technology - Technical Writing
MathematicsFundamentals of College Algebra, Principles of Statistics
Physical Science - Astronomy, Environmental Science, Health and Human Development,  Principles of Physical Science I, Principles of Statistics
Social Sciences -  A History of the Vietnam War, Art of the Western World, Criminal Justice, Fundamentals of Cybersecurity, Foundations of Education, Substance Abuse, Fundamentals of Counseling, General Anthropology, Human Cultural Geography,  Introduction to Law Enforcement,  Lifespan Developmental Psychology, History of the Soviet Union, The Civil War and Reconstruction

For more details click on the links below:



To get credit for WVSU courses: 
Click here for available tests and passing scores

Both the CLEP and DSST exams are given once each month on a Friday in Wallace Hall. 

Test Dates

Registration Deadline

July 13, 2018

July 6, 2018

August 3, 2018

July 27, 2018

September 14, 2018

August 31, 2018

October 5, 2018

September 28, 2018

November 2, 2018

October 26, 2018

December 7, 2018

November 30, 2017

January 4, 2019

December 14, 2018

February 1, 2019

January 25, 2019

March 1, 2019

February 22, 2019

April 5, 2019

March 29, 2019

May 3, 2019

April 26, 2019

June 7, 2019

May 31, 2019

July 12, 2019

July 5, 2019

For WVSU students only, other times are available by appointment if needed. Please call (304) 766-3250 or e-mail:

If special accommodations are needed, please contact WV State University Accessibility Services at (304) 766-3083.
CLEP - The fee is $87.00 per test.  Prior to the test date, you will need to create an account through the My Account Registration portal on the CLEP website and submit payment directly there (plus administration fee; see below).

DSST- The fee is $85.00 per test which will be required on the test date (plus administration fee; see below).

A $15.00 (per test) administration fee in the form of a check or money order payable to West Virginia State University will be collected on the test day. DO NOT include with registration form.

Test scores will be available upon completion of the examination (with a few exceptions). You may register on-line or a registration form can be mailed at your request by contacting the Office of Career Services at (304) 766-3250 or pick up a registration form at 216 Wallace Hall.

image-up-arrowimage-down-arrowYellow Jacket Career Ready Program
The Yellow Jacket Career Ready Program will provide you with skills and preparation to succeed in finding your passion and in developing a road map for future career success.

Choosing and Changing Your Major Learn about your personality and other factors that will help you stay on the right track to graduation.
My Major & Career Options Explore the career possibilities and develop a road map for success.
Career Exploration Experience Participate in a 2-hour Company site visit by shadowing a Company employee.
Dress for Success Fashion Show Come join us for mocktails, food and fun and check out our EMSA staff and student models on the do’s and don’ts of professional dress.
Career Readiness Skills Learn what they are and develop an action plan on how to acquire these skills. 
Exploring Graduate School Learn what factors to consider and how to navigate the overview of application process.
Writing a CV (or Curriculum Vitae) Learn the basics of writing an effective CV.
Writing a Personal Statement Learn the tips and strategies for formatting and content creation for an effective statement.
Establish Your E-Brand Learn to manage the information that appears in the search engines, create appropriate social networking profiles and effectively use electronic technologies.
Networking Learn how to network effectively to advance your professional and personal life.
Writing a Federal Resume Learn how to showcase your past career positions and skills to apply for a position with the Federal Government.
Get LinkedIn!  Learn how to create a strong professional social media presence.
Resume Building Session Learn how to showcase your past responsibilities, accomplishments, qualifications, strengths and skills to land an interview.
Writing a Cover Letter Learn what to include that will showcase your personality and fit for the specific career opportunity.
Ace the Interview Come join us to learn about tips and tricks on interviewing. 
Student Professional Day “Jeans to Suits” Learn from the business professionals regarding job search skills.
From Student to Employee Transitioning into a Career position can be challenging. Learn to better understand employer expectations, develop a workplace persona and drive one’s career.

*Check e-mail for announcements of dates and times

Our Team

Teresa Casto
Administrative Secretary, Senior
Sandhya Maharaj
(304) 766-3236
Tammy  Morton
Administrative Associate
(304) 766-3143
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8:30 am - 5:00 pm Monday-Friday.
Evening appointments available upon request.

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