Firsthand (formerly Vault Career Insider) – industry guides and company research

Current students, create a free account using your email address via the “Firsthand (formerly Vault – Career Insider)” link in the CareerPath Resource Library, then log in using the Firsthand (formerly Vault) login link below, click on “Get Started” then enter your Fordham email and password. Click on the Library icon on the left navigation bar to get to the publications.


Since 1996, Vault has been providing in-depth intelligence on what it’s really like to work within an industry, company, or profession—and how to position yourself to launch and build the career of your dreams. Vault is best known for its influential rankings, ratings, and reviews on thousands of top employers and hundreds of internship programs. They also offer essential advice on resumes, cover letters, interviews, networking, and more. In addition, they offer detailed information on more than 840 professions and nearly 5,000 companies in more than 120 industries. This includes education requirements, skill requirements, salaries, advancement prospects, and more. Vault publishes numerous employer, career, internship, resume, and interviewing guidebooks.