Gain insight into industry information from a variety of fields to help you decide which is right for you. These guides offer valuable information on industry trends and hiring timelines as well as specific tips on resumes and interviewing. The guides have been complied using multiple sources to bring you the most accurate information possible, in an easy to read format. Check back frequently as we will continue to add additional industries to this list! 

Communications & Media

Computer Animation
Graphic Design
Public Relations

Health & Healthcare 

Global Health
Community Health
Environmental Health
Personal Training
Physical Therapy
Public Health

Arts & Entertainment

Events Management
Performing Arts

Helping Professions

Higher Education
Human Services
K-12 Education 
Occupational Therapy

Data & Analytics

Data Science

Business Services

Human Resources
Oil, Energy & Gas 
Risk Management


Political Science 
Public Policy 
State & Local Government

Additional Industry Resources

Check out the Vault career guides for industry information and additional resources to help you narrow down your field of interest. 

USAJobs lists most, but not all, federal jobs. Through this site you can learn about the types of positions found in the federal government, educational requirements and specific duties. provides students with tips and resources for applying to internships and jobs with the Federal Government. 

Idealist provides information about non-profit sector organizations and lists jobs and internships

Informational Interviews






Enroll in our 
Informational Interviews Online Module!

Informational interviews are a fun and incredibly helpful way to meet people with a job you're interested in or working in the industry you’re considering. They’re typically shorter and less formal than actual interviews, but you shouldn’t take them any less seriously—you never know, they could lead to an awesome opportunity you never considered before.

This Module has five (5) steps:

​   ​Step 1: What is an informational interview?

​   ​Step 2: How to fnd someone & reach out to request an informational interview

​   ​Step 3: How to prepare for an informational interview

​   ​Step 4: What to do during the informational interview

​   ​Step 5: How to express appreciation after the informational interview & other next steps

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