Career Center

University of Mississippi

Industry and Company Research

The following free online resources can be used to research industries, companies, occupations, salaries and more.

Vault Career Library

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 Handshake account and access Vault through the additional resources link under the career center drop down menu.

Occupational Outlook Handbook

For hundreds of different types of jobs the Occupational Outlook Handbook provides the following information:

• Training and education needed
• Earnings
• 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.

O*NET

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.