This guide lists library & Villanova Career Center resources helpful for researching potential employers and graduate schools.

 

 Career Center

The Villanova Career Center is the place to go for personalized counseling for career inventories & exploration, internships, resume and interview training, job searches and graduate school advising.  The Career Center serves both students and alumni.

Career Center Online Resources
Access the full compliment of online resources offered by the Career Center.

Career Center Website
Career Center web site provides access to the full compliment of their services.

Villanova Career Handshake
Portal of applying for jobs and internships, scheduling counseling and access to many digital media sources.  Need to register.

 Industry Profiles for Careers

Industry profiles are useful for both career exploration and interview preparation.  They typically describe how the industry operates, identify trends, list major competitors and professional associations and publications for further inquiry.

  First Research Industry Profiles (ABI/Inform Collection - ProQuest)

  IBISWorld

  D&B Hoovers

 Organization Profiles for Careers

Before going on an informational or job interview, prepare yourself by knowing as much as you can about the organization.  Of course much can be learned by viewing company web sites and social media outlets.  But for an independent lens, why not check out company reports and mentions in the news.  How much you can learn about an organization is dependent on status.  Much can be learned about public companies and nonprofits, whereas much less is usually discoverable about small private firms.

  MarketLine Company Profiles (EBSCO)

  D&B Hoovers

 Organization News for Careers

Update what you find in company reports by searching the news for mentions of the organizations you want to work for.

  Business Source Premier (EBSCO)

  Philadelphia Business Journal (American City Business Journals)

  Regional Business News (EBSCO)

Locality Based Job Searching


Sometimes finding small and medium employers with operations in specific regions is a top priority.  These directories facilitate searching and browsing by location.

  Philadelphia Business Journal (American City Business Journals)
Check out the \"Books of Lists\" for top employers across a number of industries in regional markets.

  ReferenceUSA
Search the jobs postings or do an advanced search by geography in the U.S. businesses module.

 Graduate & Professional School Guides

 Grad & Professional School Test Preparation