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

Current students must first create a free account:

  1. Click on the”Firsthand (formerly Vault – Career Insider)” link in the CareerPath Resource Library and click on “Get Started”
  2. Click on the “Register now” link at the bottom of the log in panel
  3. Enter your address then click Submit
  4. Set your password and agree to the terms, then register
  5. Verify the email that was sent to your address

Once your account is set up you can log in via the “Firsthand (formerly Vault – Career Insider)” link in the CareerPath Resource Library, then click on “Get Started” and 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.