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Career Research Guide

Why do Employer Research?

When you're considering an internship or a job, it's important to find out as much as you can about the potential employer. Employer research can help you determine whether a particular organization is a good fit for you, identify people to contact about opportunities, and help you make a good impression at interviews. Use these sources to find out:

  • size, structure, and financial information about the employer.
  • names of important executives and other staff
  • news coverage about the company or organization.

Company and Industry Directories

NonProfit Organizations

Business News Sources

Search national and hometown newspaper databases for recent news about companies or organizations that interest you.