An online career tool is now available through West Virginia University at Parkersburg to assist individuals with their academic program and career decisions. Current and prospective students can access Career Coach from the college’s website.
Career Coach helps students select academic programs and career paths by providing the most current regional data on job openings, average salaries and types of degrees required for various jobs. The website delivers customized data for WVU Parkersburg students based on employment data within a 50-mile radius of the college.
“We are excited to offer this valuable resource for both prospective students and our wider community audience,” said Dr. Hank Dunn, WVU Parkersburg senior vice president. “You do not need to be a
WVU-P student to take advantage of Career Coach. However, it does help students who are unsure of which major to choose, and assists with job searches for graduates looking for currently available jobs in our area. Additionally, the data that we gather from Career Coach will be used to assess our academic programs to ensure that our offerings are in line with present and future MOV job demands.
For individuals who are unsure which career path to choose, Career Coach begins with an online assessment to match a student’s interests to careers. The site provides a valuable evaluation of sustainable careers within a geographical area, along with a listing of educational options, including courses and programs available through WVU Parkersburg. Information about future career positions due to an aging workforce, projections on the number of expected retirements and potential new job openings is also available.
Career Coach can be accessed at www.wvup.edu by clicking on the Career Coach button on the homepage or just click here. Registration begins Nov. 7 for the spring semester at WVU Parkersburg.