Especially in challenging economic times, don't limit your job search to household name organizations. Excellent opportunities for professional growth and development exist at small and local businesses and non-profits. Library and Career Services resources can be used to build lists of potential employers. For comprehensive results, try multiple databases!
Knowing the codes associated with your industry will improve your search results in Reference USA, Lexis-Nexis and other business directories. SIC and NAICS codes are classifications schemes devised to gather statistics on economic activity. SIC is an abbreviation for Standard Industrial Classification and NAICS is short for North American Industrial Classification System. The following sites offer keyword searches.
A portal for three directories of over 14 million U.S. public and private businesses, non-profits and government agencies. Available to currently enrolled Villanova students on and off campus. Alumni with courtesy borrower cards may access from on campus.
A subscription database with business, news and legal information. The Company Dossier aggregates directory information on U.S. and foreign public and private businesses from such well know providers as Hoover's, Dun & Bradstreet, ICC and Standard & Poor's. Currently enrolled students can access Lexis-Nexis from on or off campus. Alumni with a courtesy borrower card may access if from the library
A subscription database best known for it's career guides and guides to top employers by industry with excellent orientation to the biggest firms and their culture. Currently enrolled Villanova students may access on or off campus. Alumni access arranged by career counselors.
The Career Services Office has professional staff available to meet with students and alumni about career aspirations and provide help utilizing job search resources.