Career Services at UC
Public, Private, and Non-Profit Organizations
An important step in effective career planning is to conduct company research and become informed about the kinds of organizations that are out there. Comprehensive information is available on many public, private, and non-profit organizations. Collecting this information will be helpful in not only understanding those companies that reflect your career interests, but you may also find that your interests and options are more extensive than you think! To get you started with identifying companies that may serve as possible future internship sites or employers, use the links below. Also note that the use of social media to learn about and engage with companies is becoming increasingly popular (professional etiquette still applies) and even the library's databases (LexisNexis and others) can help with conducting company and market research.
Need another reason to join LinkedIn, the world's largest professional network? In addition to marketing yourself, connecting to individuals, searching for jobs, and joining groups like the Alumni/Student Mentoring Program, you can also conduct company research. Search by name, location, type, or company attributes and follow companies to stay up to date.
Glassdoor is a free jobs and career community that offers an inside look at jobs and companies. Review salaries, company reviews, interview questions, and more – all posted by employees, job seekers, and sometimes the companies themselves. Now with nearly 3 million salaries and reviews, you have all the information you might need to make your next career decision.
Vault's Career Intelligence is a comprehensive career development tool that serves as an excellent starting place to research company and industry profiles, access advice articles, and even explore continuing education opportunities. Be sure to stop by Career Services' library and take a look at our collection of Vault guide books.
Bloomberg's Businessweek provides an easy-to-use search engine to access both public and private company information on organizations around the world. Search by company name, stock symbol, geographic region, or even browse all companies alphabetically.
GuideStar's directory of charities and non-profit organizations features information on 1.8 million organizations. Use this information as a springboard to get you started on learning even more about companies of interest.