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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 them 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.

Discovering DoreWays

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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 log into 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 helps current Vanderbilt students explore their options by providing a list of previous internship programs/employers. These opportunities were reported primarily by the Summer Experience Survey sent to all returning Vanderbilt students in the fall semester.


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, and easily create resumes in several formats, including Word, plain text, PDF and HTML. Optimal helps you manage an unlimited number of resumes and include your resume on your own professional website, which you can update, deactivate and reactivate as your career progresses. The tool also provides cover letter samples and a portfolio builder to create an online gallery of your work.


DoreWays
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 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 other fields 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. 

Networking

LinkedIn

LinkedIn is the world's largest professional career-oriented social network, enabling members to reconnect with old friends, classmates and colleagues; 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 networking group aims to help Vanderbilt students establish professional connections and build relationships. The group 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 Consulting and Finance industries. These private groups connect VU undergraduates with VU alums from some leading employers. It provides a forum for sharing industry-specific career information and referrals. Visit our Industry Champions page to learn more.



VUconnect

A Vanderbilt network of alumni, students and friends worldwide, this valuable resource will help you build your network and 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. Contact Alumni Relations with any questions you may have by email at: vuconnect@vanderbilt.edu 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 the city you're targeting after graduation! Check out the Alumni Association Chapters page and find events in your city to make new connections and network. All current VU students are invited to attend every Alumni Chapter event!

Alumni please note: Specific information for Vanderbilt graduates is directly tied to your address as listed in VUconnect. Update your information today at on VUconnect.

 

Researching 

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

Glassdoor.com
Glassdoor.com 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 websites and detailed resource descriptions are included.


OneSource

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


PrivCo Database

PrivCo offers business and financial data on major non-publicly traded corporations, including family owned, private equity owned, venture backed and international unlisted companies. The data also includes information on private investors, private equity deals, mergers and acquisitions and venture capital firms.


Vault - Company & Career Information

Vault is a career online library that enables you to research industries and companies and provides specific career advice.