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Beat the Competition! Using Library Resources to Land Your Dream Job or Internship: Industry Data

Think our databases are just for research papers? Think again! Beat the job-market competition by using our databases to research your prospective employers.

Industry Data

It's important to know a lot about your prospective employer, but it's also important to understand where your prospective employer's company or organization fits into the industry as a whole. Prove to your prospective employers that you're thoroughly knowledgeable about your prospective employer's industry by using the resources below. 

Industry Codes

When researching markets within a particular industry, having the corresponding NAICs code(s) can be very helpful.  To locate the NAICs code for your industry of interest, see the linke below. 

Industry Data

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The following databases contain industry data. For access and a quick guide to starting your industry research, click the links below or use the drop-down menu above. 

What To Look For: 

Sometimes, databases use different terms to describe the same types of items. If you're researching a particular industry in the databases above, you'll want to look for industry overviews, industry profiles, or industry reports. These documents will contain key information about the industry under which your prospective internship host/employer is classified. This information might include descriptions of the industry, current and projected value of markets within that industry by geographical location, and top competitors within the industry.

Note to Alumni

Due to licensing issues, only current students, faculty, and staff have remote access to library databases. However, alumni are welcome to visit any of our four library locations to use electronic resources on-site. Resources available to alumni remotely are available here.

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