Wondering what it’s like to have a career in your field of interest? Are you stressed out by your job or internship search? Are you losing sleep over what to say at your next interview?
I’ve got one word for you: Vault.
Vault is an excellent mix of guides, videos, blogs, and a job database. Use Vault as a tool to learn about career fields and search for jobs and internships. Its got a ton of articles, tips, and videos—not to mention HUNDREDS of job and internship opportunities—that are frequently updated so you can maintain your A-game every step of the way toward your career goals. Here are five reasons you should check out Vault.
1. Get real talk from real interns. There are hundreds of reviews posted by actual students about their own experiences at internship programs all across the country. These companies are the real deal, too: Goldman Sachs, Paramount Pictures, and Boeing, anyone? And with lists like “The 50 Best Internships” and “Most Prestigious Internships,” you won’t be in the dark about how your future internship experiences can boost your resume.
2. Learn from the pros. It’s one thing to read about what it’s like to work in your intended field, but it’s a whole other story to hear about it directly from experienced professionals. Enter Vault’s Career Q & A videos, which offer a glimpse into dozens of careers in a wide variety of industries. The videos range from 10 to 20 minutes in length, so feel free to binge-watch a few!
3. Find jobs and internships. Yes, we’ve got a handy-dandy job board of our own with Rutgers Handshake, but I'm always advising students to switch it up with their search. Hey, the more opportunities, the better, right? Head over to the Vault job board, where you can pop in a job title (even the word "intern" will do) and the location, click the blue "GO" box, and boom – you've got hundreds of opportunities at your fingertips.
4. Boost your interview mojo. Do you know what to say when the hiring manager asks, “Do you have any questions?” How do you answer, “What is your biggest weakness?” without throwing yourself under the bus? Comb through Vault’s Interviewing Advice section, and you’ll find yourself way less nervous before your next interview.
5. Search company rankings and reviews. Employer research is key to your job or internship search. However, checking out a company’s website or stock quote only gets you part of the story. That’s why I appreciate Vault’s company rankings that show you which companies are top-notch in a variety of fields. You’ll even get to read reviews (and complaints) from employees about their personal experiences.
Vault is super easy to use—I wouldn’t be surprised if it becomes one of your go-to sites during your job and internship search. So if you haven’t already experienced Vault, get to it!