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Vault: Contains comprehensive information by industry and company. This includes more than 100 career and industry guidebooks, 5000 employer profiles and much more. Log in to BizLink and access the Vault link under the shortcuts on the home page. This site is only available to current UB School of Management students.
- Career One Stop: Here you can find information about particular occupations (training, outlook, earnings); particular geographic areas (demographic information), trends and resources. You can search by menu, key words or SIC codes. Although the site is in a preliminary stage of development, the information displayed is very helpful.
- Occupational Outlook Handbook: This is the place to begin in researching particular occupational fields. It is the Bureau of Labor Statistics official handbook.
- Bureau of Labor Statistics: You may wish to supplement the Occupational Outlook Handbook with figures and articles concerning the projected future of particular occupations.
- CareerLeader™: This is an outstanding Web-based self-assessment tool targeted specifically to those seeking careers in business. It provides best career matches as well as information about the different functional areas of business. Undergraduate students take CareeLeader as part of the required career course, MGG300. MBA students take CareerLeader the summer before they begin the MBA program.
- College Grad Career Info: The career information at this site is based upon information provided by the U.S. Department of Labor and is a comprehensive resource for occupational and career information.
- Concentration and Job Function Resources: Explore Web-based resources by functional area. Includes links for Accounting, Finance, Health Systems Management, Human Resources, Management Information Systems, Manufacturing and Operations Management and Marketing.
- Informational Interviewing: Talk to people who work in careers that you are interested in. Conduct interviews to gather information about their company, industry, job function, career path and more. Identify individuals to interview through MentorLink and use the resources on Networking section of CRC site to create questions to ask, including 40 Questions to Ask in an Informational Interview.
- Job Postings: Read as many job postings as you can for both entry-level and experienced positions. This will help you understand the skills and experience required for the position. Use various job search resources to view job postings.
- Networking through the UB CRC: The Career Resource Center and the School of Management provide many opportunities to connect with alumni and employers--a great way to explore career options.
- WetFeet: Free company and industry research.