Researching Companies

One of the biggest mistakes students make when interviewing is lack of preparation. Company research is a key piece in the job search and interview process. Spend some time before the interview or employer interaction to understand what the company does and why you would be the right fit for a particular position.

Find out what they are known for—are they in the news? What is their mission? What kind of culture do they have? What do they value?


  • Entry Level Employers - A database of entry level employers and information about each of the employers listed
  • Hoovers - A comprehensive company, industry, and market intelligence with database of companies, with in-depth coverage of the world's top business enterprises
  • Firsthand Online Career Library - An extensive resource of company and industry research as well as career profiles and internship opportunities
  • Monster Company Search - A search tool for company profiles and career opportunities

Office of Career Solutions and Corporate Engagement

E103 Westgate Building
University Park, PA 16802

(814) 865-4509