Career, Industry & Employer Research Tools

These research tools can help you learn more about organizations, industries and a range of career topics, providing insight that can give you a competitive edge. 

Resource Library

The Career Services Resource Library provides an easy way to search through our collection of tips, tools, links and alumni advice videos to help with everything from career exploration through on-the-job advice. 

All Princeton undergraduates, graduate students and alumni can create a free CareerShift account to access in-depth information about contacts, get up-to-date information including email addresses for millions of companies and find related job postings.

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Vault is the world’s leading source of career information to efficiently research employers, industries and career subjects. Access is free for Princeton students, courtesy of the University Library.

Glassdoor gives you an inside look at jobs and companies, providing anonymous reviews and salary data from employees and interview candidates. 

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VMock is a tool to help you build an effective first college resume and provides you with personalized feedback. Access is free for Princetons students. 

Connect with Alumni

Alumni are an excellent resource for insight on your major, graduate or professional school or career. There are several ways for current students to connect with Princeton's network.

  • TigerNet: Search the alumni directory by employer to find alumni using the “Custom Search”. You will also find career-focused discussion groups.
  • Regional alumni associations: Find alumni in other countries or specific regions of the U.S. Contact the leadership of each to uncover social events, or to meet alumni during breaks.
  • LinkedIn Alumni Search Tools: Connect with Princeton alumni using the "alumni search" features.

Check out Industry-specific Sites

There are a variety of industry-specific job posting resources you might find helpful as you specialize your job/internship search. 

Explore Other Resources

Wall Street Journal Careers 

A resource for career trends, job search advice, salary information and career-related insight.

The Versatile Ph.D.

Find insight on Ph.D. career paths, resumes and cover letters by Ph.D.'s who got the job. Premium content access is provided courtesy of the Graduate School.

CareerOneStop

Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, CareerOneStop provides resources to assist job seekers at any level in their careers.

My Next Move

Another U.S. Department of Labor resource, which provides three separate ways to narrow career options: by keyword, by industry and by using the O*NET Interest Profiler. Visit My Next Move