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Career Resources at Kresge Library: Tech + Entrepreneurship

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.

Technology

Recommended Firsthand Career Guides

  • Guide to Internet Services and Security Jobs
  • Guide to Internet Content Jobs
  • Guide to Venture Capital
  • Guide to Information Technology
  • Guide to Social Media
  • Guide to Top Tech Employers
  • Career Launcher - Computers and Programming
  • Career Launcher - Internet

Professional Association Job Boards

Job Search Engines

Technology Salary Surveys

Salary Surveys

Employment Trends

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Employer Research

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.