Firsthand (previously Vault)

Firsthand recently acquired, an online career guide library, blog site and company research destination. University of Rochester has access to all career guides, blog posts (including a day-in-the-life series), interview prep materials, company listings, and industry overviews.

Key Features:

  • Industry guides giving you in-depth information about the fields for exploration, top jobs and employers. Interviewing, networking and resume guides to assist with internship and job preparation.
  • Employer rankings across a growing variety of fields
  • Employer profiles including Firsthand research, employee reviews, reasons to work there, and how to get hired.
  • Career Q&A videos
  • Career articles and tips, including job search, starting your first job, thriving at work, and more!

Why use Firsthand:

Use this resource to research specific industries, professions and employers for career exploration and internship and job search, as well as to prepare for networking opportunities, career fairs and interviews.

To access your free Vault/Firsthand account through the University of Rochester, please visit: (Users who previously had Vault accounts will need to create a new account)

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