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The resources below can assist you as you search for opportunities, explore companies of interest or conduct research.

Please note: Most of these resources require a valid VUnet ID and ePassword if you are accessing these resources from an off campus location.

Jobs & Internships

DoreWays Student Login

DoreWays is the Center for Student Professional Development’s online resource where you can learn about and connect to professional opportunities on and off campus that will help you build competencies to be successful in the workplace. You can search for internship and job opportunities in different industries; experience the hiring process by applying and interviewing on campus with employers; sign-up for professional development workshops led by alumni or employers that provide insight into the workplace and skills needed to be competitive, search for learning labs offered on campus led by Center peer coaches, and much more!

All Vanderbilt undergraduate students have access to DoreWays. Simply use your VUnetID and ePassword on the Single Sign-On page to login to your account.

UCAN - Internships

The University Career Action Network provides an exclusive online system of internships available only to member schools. View more than 1,000 internships through this consortium. All current Vanderbilt students have access to UCAN.

The Center for Student Professional Development Internship Database
The Internship Database is to be used in helping current Vanderbilt students explore their options by providing a list of internship programs/employers that Vanderbilt students have held previously. These opportunities were reported primarily by the Summer Experience Survey sent to all returning Vanderbilt students in the fall semester.


Internships-USA is a subscription service purchased by the Center for Student Professional Development. With Internship-USA, you can browse 15 publications, updated annually with new information, to learn about specific employer internship programs across a variety of industries. To access the Undergraduate Internship Series and get to work finding those internships, go to


Resumes, Cover Letters, & Interviewing Skills

Optimal - Resumes, Cover Letters & Mock Interviews

With OptimalResume you can design high-impact resumes based on your major and career goals; easily create resumes in several formats, including Word Compatible, Plain Text, PDF, and HTML; and manage an unlimited number of resumes; include your resume in your own professional website, which you can update, deactivate, and reactivate as your career progresses. The site also includes cover letter samples and a portfolio builder to create an online gallery of your work.


DoreWays Mock Interview Module

The mock interview module in DoreWays allows you to practice your interviewing skills using your computer's webcam and speakers. You can choose to use the preset interview questions or create your own customized set of questions. Once you've completed the interview, you can send it to one of our career coaches to review and provide feedback. To get started download and review this tutorial.


CQ Interactive

CQ Interactive (CQI) is the most advanced online interactive case training developed. CQI focuses on the skills you need to walk into a case interview well prepared and confident. Although the consulting industry is known for conducting case interviews, employers in engineering, finance, and others have begun to use this type of interview question to help assess a candidates problem solving abilities. From math drills and chart analysis to market sizing, this site will help you structure your answers to a variety of case questions. 




LinkedIn is the world's largest professional career-oriented social network that allows members to: reconnect with old friends, classmates, and collegues; form new contacts to help power a career; and get advice from industry professionals. Get LinkedIn!

LinkedIn Groups

Join the Center for Student Professional Development's online professional networking group on LinkedIn. Open to all Vanderbilt University students, alumni, parents, employers, and other members of the Vanderbilt community, this group aims to help Vanderbilt students establish professional connections, build relationships with alumni, parents, and employers, and provides a forum for sharing career, internship, and job-related advice, information and referrals. 

The Center also facilitates two subgroups for students interested in the Finance and Consulting industries. These private groups bring together VU undergraduates with VU alums from some of the top employers. It provides a forum for sharing industry-specific career, internship, and job-related advice, information and referrals.

Advice for using LinkedIn in a polite, professional way. ›


A Vanderbilt network of alumni, students, and friends worldwide. This is a valuable resource for Vanderbilt students and alumni to help build your network and get/share career advice. Are you connected? VUconnect

Guidelines for Contacting Advisors

IMPORTANT NOTE: For help with VUconnect, please see this page and follow the instructions there. Please contact Alumni Relations with any questions you may have by email or call the Help Desk at (615) 322-5578. Help is available weekdays 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. CST.

Vanderbilt Alumni Chapters

Want a networking edge? Connect with Vanderbilt alumni in your hometown or in a city you want to move to after graduation! Check out the Alumni Association Chapters page and find events in your city to make new connections and network. ALL students are invited to attend every Alumni Chapter event!

Please note: This applies to current VU students only. Specific information for Vanderbilt graduates is directly tied to your address as listed in VUconnect. Update your information today at on VUconnect.



Business Insights: Essentials

From Gale-Cengage Learning, Business Insights™: Essentials provides a robust database that makes it easy to access in-depth information on U.S. and international businesses, industries and products. Individual company information includes detailed histories, financials, and competitor data. Interactive comparison charts allow you to compare companies within an industry and customize the results based on your exact specifications.

Business Source Premier

Business Source Premier is a popular business research database, featuring the full text from more than 2,100 journals. Full text is provided back to 1965, and searchable cited references back to 1998. The database includes: 

  • Company Profiles
  • Country Reports
  • Industry Reports
  • Market Research Reports
  • SWOT Analyses gives you an inside look at company salaries, reviews and interview questions for more than 80,000 companies.

 Going Global logo

Going Global Country Career Guides are the ultimate international job seeker’s guide! Packed with country-specific information, this massive research tool contains more than 80,000 resources for finding international employment at home and abroad. Each guide has been developed by a local career specialist and is updated annually. Recommended web sites and detailed resource descriptions are included.


From InfoGroup, the OneSource Business Browser database provides details on U.S., Canadian, and international companies and their executives. Includes financials, subsidiaries, trade and business news, and research reports.

PrivCo Database

PrivCo offers business and financial data on major, non-publicly traded corporations: family owned, private equity owned, venture backed, and international unlisted companies. Information on private investors, private equity deals, M&A and VC firms.

Subjects covered: Business, Managerial Studies

Vault - Company & Career Information

A career online library to assist in researching industries and companies and providing specific career advice. Vault

WetFeet and WetFeet Insider Guides have helped millions of job seekers research their next career move. Information on the site is the result of extensive research and in-depth analysis of both publicly-available information and from private interviews with company recruiters and rank-and-file employees.