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 is the Center for Student Professional Development’s online resource where you can learn about and connect to professional opportunities on and off campus.
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.
The University Career Action Network (UCAN) is a consortium of 20 national colleges and universities. The UCAN Internship Exchange is a shared database listing thousands of domestic and international internships, making it one of the most comprehensive internship resources on the Internet. All current Vanderbilt students have access to UCAN. After logging in to your DoreWays account, simply click on the "UCAN" logo located on the lower right side of the screen.
My Internship Database
The Center's My Internship Database is a list of internships that Vanderbilt students have held in the past. These opportunities were reported primarily through the Summer Experience Survey sent to returning students in the fall semester. Keep in mind that just because an employer is listed in this database does not necessarily mean they will hire future Vanderbilt interns. However, knowing they have had interns in the past may give you a starting point as you build a relationship with that employer. Once you've determined some companies of interest you can use VUconnect or LinkedIn to search for alumni you can contact for information about the company.
To access the database, login to your DoreWays account. Hover over the Resources tab in the top navigation and click on Document Library. On the Document Library page, scroll down to select the Internship Database file. Within the Excel file, please review the worksheet tabs at the bottom for detailed instructions for searching and using the database. Please note: Windows users must click Enable Editing for the database to be formatted properly.
Resumes, Cover Letters, & Interviewing Skills
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 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 (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.
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!
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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.
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
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: email@example.com 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.
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 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
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.
The Avention searchable database, formerly OneSource, provides detailed information on U.S. and international companies and their executives. The data includes financials, subsidiaries, trade and business news, and research reports.
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 is a career online library that enables you to research industries and companies and provides specific career advice.