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Career Resources at Kresge Library: Finance, Investment Banking, and Asset Management

Firsthand (formerly Vault) Career Guides

Firsthand's (formerly Vault) award-winning career guides include interview strategies, job-search tips, and full-length profiles of leading companies. Firsthand is limited to Current Ross Students and Ross Alumni only. Guides are FREE to download. An iMpact login is required.

If this is your first time accessing Firsthand, you will be prompted to create an account before you can view Firsthand content.  Currently we recommend that you DO NOT USE your @umich.edu address, instead use another email address. This is due to reported problems with receiving Vault emails at those addresses.

Links to requested guides will be sent to you at your registered email address. The link is good for two downloads in a 48 hour period, after which time you will need to request the guide again.  Vault guides are in PDF format.

Please reference the Career Guides  below.

Investment Banking

Recommended Firsthand Career Guides

  • Career Guide to Investment Banking
  • Guide to Investment Banking Jobs
  • Guide to the Top 25 Banking Employers
  • Career Guide to Commercial Banking
  • Guide to Commercial Banking Jobs 

Job Search Engines

Asset Management

Recommended Firsthand Career Guides

Investment Management

  • Career Guide to Investment Management
  • Guide to Investment Management Jobs
  • Career Guide to Wealth Management
  • Guide to Wealth Management Jobs

Private Equity

  • Career Guide to Private Equity
  • Guide to Private Equity Jobs
  • Career Guide to Venture Capital
  • Guide to Venture Capital Jobs
  • Career Guide to Hedge Funds
  • Guide to Hedge Fund Jobs

Real Estate Management

  • Career Guide to Real Estate
  • Guide to Real Estate Jobs
  • Guide to Facilities Management Jobs

Job Boards and Search Engines

Salary Surveys and Employment Trends

Salary Surveys

Employment Trends

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Private Equity / Venture Capital Databases

The following databases highlight companies involved in the venture capital, private equity, and M&A deals. These databases can help identify firms that need employees to manage start-up portfolios or work in the start-up companies themselves.