The following free online resources can be used to research industries, companies, occupations, salaries, and more.
Students in universities the world over depend on Vault's Online Career Libraries to provide the latest information on companies, hiring trends, news and research. Click here to log into your Employ UM account and access Vault.
DISCOVER® provides guidance and information to help people make important career and educational decisions.
Research-based assessments of career-relevant interests, abilities, and job values help individuals consider career options that are a good match for them. ACT's World-of-Work Map organizes occupations into six clusters, parallel to Holland's Hexagon, to help users focus on preparing for career options that fit them best.
DISCOVER's comprehensive, developmental guidance process helps users identify their strengths and needs, make good career decisions, and build a plan based on their personal profiles.
The system offers complete, current databases of occupations, college majors, schools and training institutions, financial aid/scholarships, and military options.
Users can also learn how to develop good job-seeking skills through effective resumes, cover letters, job applications, and interviewing skills.
Visit the Career Center to receive your DISCOVER password and log-in instructions.
For hundreds of different types of jobssuch as teacher, lawyer, and nursethe Occupational Outlook Handbook tells you the:
• training and education needed
• expected job prospects
• what workers do on the job
• working conditions
In addition, the Handbook gives you job search tips, links to information about the job market in each State, and more.
The O*NET program is the nation's primary source of occupational information. Central to the project is the O*NET database, containing information on hundreds of standardized and occupation-specific descriptors. The database is continually updated by surveying a broad range of workers from each occupation. Information from this freely available database forms the heart of O*NET OnLine, the interactive application for exploring and searching occupations. The database also provides the basis for our Career Exploration Tools, a set of valuable assessment instruments for workers and students looking to find or change careers.