Researching Industries & Organizations

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Gain valuable insight

We offer convenient access to prepare you for interviews and research potential employers.

In addition to gathering information through networking and informational interviews, we provide a variety of online resources to help you explore industries and research specific organizations.

Handshake

In addition to researching organizations, Handshake also offers a robust Q&A feature where you can ask questions of students at ND and hundreds of other universities. 

Handshake

Business Insights: Essentials

Company history and rankings. Magazine and journal articles, with convenient subdivisions to find specific topics. SWOT analysis by GlobalData that addresses a company's strategic direction (not available for all companies). Includes public and private company information.

Business Insights: Essentials

Business Source Complete

A great resource for SWOT analyses—public companies only. Click on 'SWOT Analyses' on the right side of the screen, browse companies alphabetically or type in a company name. Also a great source of articles from popular and scholarly business publications. Type in a company name and browse using the filters on the right.

Business Source Complete

Candid Career

Candid Career provides thousands of informational video interviews with real professionals through an easy-to-use website. An insider's view of the job from industry professionals.

Candid Career

Glassdoor

An inside look at jobs and companies. Search jobs from over 20,000 job sites, newspapers and company career pages.

Glassdoor

IBISWorld

Find U.S. and Canadian company locations and contact information. Create a list of companies by annual sales, number of employees, specific states and cities, and more.

IBISWorld

Mergent Online

Great for information on public companies. Easy access to financial data, including Annual Reports and SEC Filings.

Mergent Online

ReferenceUSA

Recent comprehensive industry market research reports searchable by keyword or SIC/NAICS codes. Consistent format with nine tabs containing information about Industry Performance, Industry Outlook, Products & Markets, Competitive Landscape, Major Companies, and more. Reports are downloadable into PDF format.

ReferenceUSA

Vault Career Insider

Comprehensive information on industries and companies.  Insider reviews about companies—working conditions, the ups-and-downs, what the local community thinks. Career advice, interviewing tips, sample resumes and cover letters, job searching, blogs, and videos. 

Vault Career Insider


For additional industry-specific resources, be sure to visit our industries pages.