Researching Careers

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Firsthand provides access to industry and company profiles. The profiles give you inside views of company and industry trends and strategies.  This will help you learn more and boost your chances to successfully land a job offer.   This resource is available to current students.  Alumni do not have access to Vault at this time.

Firsthand has some of the following industry career guidebooks:
Guide to the Top Consulting Firms
Guide to the Top Finance Firms
Guide to Finance Interviews
Guide to the Consulting Case Interview
•Guide to Schmoozing
•Guide to Marketing & Brand Management
•Guide to Venture Capital
•Guide to Resumes, Cover Letters, and Interviews 

To access system:
  Go to Firsthand
  Log in with your net ID and password


Occupational Outlook Handbook

The premier resource of occupational information on 1000s of careers.  The OOH is a publication of the United States Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistices.  Updated twice a year the handbook includes:

•Information about the nature of work
•Working Conditions
•Training and Education
•Job Outlook
•Salary for Entry and Mid Level


Career Exploration Resources via the O*NET System (U.S. Dept. of Labor)

O*NET is  source of occupational information, listing hundreds of
occupations, utilizing multiple databases. 
Labor market and occupational information to:

•Research entry-level job titles and salaries related to your major
•Identify“bright outlook” occupations
•Find out which careers generally require a graduate degree
•Take an online survey to assess your current skills and the jobs that match
•Translate military skills to civilian jobs – if you are a veteran

You also can watch free podcasts and webinars at to
keep you up-to-date on the rapidly changing work environment in the U.S.


Business & Management Job Searching Guide

This guide will lead you along the basic steps in searching for a job in business and management, from exploring career possibilities to researching industries and companies, to identifying profession and industry-specific sources for job postings.

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Employment and Graduate School Outcomes
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