Firsthand (previously Vault) is a premiere resource website with insider information about companies, industries, and professions. It’s easy-to-access resources include comprehensive company profiles, career topic guidebooks, industry articles, and sample resumes. With over 5000 company profiles and 600 internship profiles, Firsthand is a great resource to support your research on potential employers!
Firsthand provides users access to information to help:
- Build the foundation for a career search
- Provide insider intelligence on leading companies
- Uncover new job and internship opportunities
- Participate in community dialogue
What Can I Access in Firsthand?
Firsthand encompasses seven key content areas:
- Industries and Professions
- Employer Research
- Full-text Career e-books
- Career Advice Articles and Videos
- Internships and Job Postings
- News and Commentary
Visit the below link that is specific for CSUF students and click the blue "Get Started" button to access the Firsthand platform.
- If it is the first time that you are accessing Firsthand, click on the "Register Now" link on the Firsthand platform. Make sure to use your CSUF email ending in .edu to register.
- If you already have a Firsthand account, log in to the platform with your CSUF email.