Research Your Industry

Knowing your industry is essential as you start your internship and job search. To start researching your industry with a career expert, make an appointment.

JWU Online Resources
Learn about your field of interest. Before you start, make sure you have your library barcode number.

Business & Company Resource Center has up-to-date company/industry information for thousands of organizations, with competitive analysis, career opportunities, business rankings and company histories.

First Research from Dun & Bradstreet has over 300 industry profiles, with preparation questions for job interviews and up-to-date job prospects.

Going Global can help locate international jobs as well as jobs for international students wishing to work in the U.S. Access and research countries and employers including those with a history of filing H1B visas.

IBIS World with Global Reports includes up-to-date, in-depth reports on over 700 American industries, and a limited number of global industry reports.

LexisNexis has extensive, current data on 13 million companies, with information that would require more than 60 searches using traditional methods.

Wall Street Journal offers company information and news from the most prestigious newspaper in the United States. Best of all, JWU gives you a free subscription!

Additional Resources
Occupational Outlook Handbook is a searchable guide for hundreds of jobs, covering necessary training and education, average salaries, expected job growth or decline and working conditions.

Weddles lets you learn about your industry through trade associations. You may join at a reduced student rate and search for jobs.

My Next Move is an interactive tool for job seekers and students to learn more about their career options. My Next Move has tasks, skills, salary information, and more for over 900 different careers.

Company Profiles 
The Riley Guide links to some of the best company research-oriented sites, business directories and company profile sites.

Business Source Complete offers valuable company profiles with SWOT analyses (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats), industry profiles, market research and economic reports, case studies and business and management articles.

Inc. 5000 Fastest-Growing Private Companies offers brief profiles for of private US companies. 

Glassdoor is an inside look at jobs and companies. Search jobs from over 20,000 job sites, newspapers and company career pages. Read anonymous employee reviews and more. 

Find optimal career options at Top Entry Level Employers, 100 Best Companies To Work For, 50 Best Careers of 2010 and Where the Jobs Are.

Veterans and the Military
Veterans Jobs assists military personnel in making the transition from active duty to employment opportunities in the civilian workforce.
Military Family Jobs helps military spouses, dependents and caregivers locate employment.

College of Business

Accounting
American Academy of Actuaries 
American Accounting Association  
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
American Woman's Society of Certified Public Accountants 
Association for Financial Professionals 
Association of Government Accountants

Business Administration
Institute of Management and Administration 
National Management Association 
Project Management Institute
Society for Human Resources Management 
US Small Business Administration

Creative Advertising
Advertising Research Foundation
American Advertising Federation
American Association of Advertising Agencies
Association of National Advertisers
Creative Hotlist
International Public Relations Association
Internet Advertising Bureau
Outdoor Advertising Association of America
Promotion Marketing Association
Public Relations Society of America

Criminal Justice
American Academy of Forensic Sciences 
Federal Government Agencies
Jobs in Law Enforcement 
Military Careers
National Criminal Justice Association  
National Federation of Paralegal Associations
National Sheriffs Association

Entrepreneurship
Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization
US Association of Small Business and Entrepreneurship 
US Chamber of Commerce  
US Global Entrepreneurship Association

Equine
American Association of Equine Practitioners
Equine Site
Equistaff Employment Services
Just Horses
United States Equestrian Federation
Yard and Groom

Fashion Merchandising and Retail Marketing
National Association for Retail Marketing Services
North American Retail Dealers Association
Style Careers
Work in Retail 

Finance
Academy of Financial Services 
American Finance Association 
American Financial Services Association 
Association for Financial Professionals
Financial Management Professionals 
eFinancial Jobs

Food Service Entrepreneurship
Food Service Community
Hcareers  
National Association of Catering Executives 
National Restaurant Association
International Foodservice Manufacturers Associations  

International Business
International Association of Business Communicators 
The Riley Guide

Management
Council of Supply Chain Management
National Management Association
Project Management Institute
Society for Human Resource Management 
US Small Business Administration

Marketing
Advertising Research Foundation
American Marketing Association 
Association of Direct Marketing Agencies
Creative Hotlist 
International Internet Marketing Association

Strategic Advertising
Advertising Research Foundation
American Association of Advertising Agencies 
American Marketing Association 
International Internet Marketing Association 
TalentZoo

College of Culinary Arts

Baking & Pastry Arts
American Culinary Federation  
The Bread Bakers Guild of America
National Restaurant Association
Retailer's Bakery Association  

Culinary Arts
American Culinary Federation 
International Association of Culinary Professionals 
National Association of Catering Executives 
National Restaurant Association 
Research Chefs Association

Culinary Arts & Food Service Management
American Beverage Institute
American Culinary Federation
Food Industry Jobs
International Hotel & Restaurant Association
National Restaurant Association 
United States Personal Chef Association

Culinary Nutrition
American Culinary Federation 
American Dietetic Association
Food Industry Jobs
Institute of Food Technologists 
Research Chefs Association

The Hospitality College

Hotel & Lodging Management
Hospitality Jobs Online
Hotel F&B Magazine
Hotels Magazine 
International Hotel & Restaurant Association 
National Restaurant Association
Restaurant News

International Hotel & Tourism Management
Hospitality Jobs Online
Hotel F&B Magazine
Hotels Magazine 
International Festival & Events Association 
Professional Association of Innkeepers International
Restaurant News

S/E/E: Sports 
Athletic Business   
National Sports Marketing Network 
NCAA 
Professional Sports Publications 
Sports Business Journal 
North American Society for Sport Management
Sports Jobs Search
Sports Marketing Association
Sports Pro Media 
Team Work Online
Women in Sports and Events 
Women’s Sports Foundation
Work in Sports  

S/E/E: Entertainment
American Federation of Television & Radio Artists 
Back Stage   
Casino Careers
Entertainment Careers 
Entertainment Resources & Marketing Association
International Festival & Events Association 
Screen Actors Guild
The Entertainment Publicists Professional Society

S/E/E: Event Management 
Association of Certified Professional Wedding Consultants
Association of Entertainment Professionals
Association of Fundraising Professionals 
Corporate Event Magazine   
Corporate Meetings & Incentives
Convene and the Meeting Professional
Event Planners Association
International Association of Exhibitions & Events 
International Special Events Society 
International Ticketing Association
Meeting Professionals International
Professional Convention Management Association 
Society of Independent Show Organizers

Travel Tourism & Hospitality Management
Great Adventure Jobs
Hcareers
Hospitality Jobs Online
Resort Jobs
US Travel Association

School of Technology

Computer Drafting
American Design Drafting Association

Computer Programming
Association for Information & Science 
IEEE 
The Riley Guide 
Tech Online

Computing Technology Services
Association for Information & Science
IEEE 
The Riley Guide 
Tech Online

Electronics Engineering
Dice 
EE Times 
Science Jobs

Engineering Design and Configuration Management
Design Engine 
Dice 
Science Jobs  

Graphic Design and Digital Media
AIGA 
Communication Arts
Creative Hotlist
IEEE

Network Engineering
Dice 
IEEE 
Science Jobs

Robotic Engineering Technology
IEEE 
Science Jobs 
Society of Manufacturing Engineers

Software Engineering
Dice 
IEEE 
The Software Engineering Institute

Technology Services Management
Dice 
International Society for Technology in Education

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