Get the Skills You Need for the 21st-Century Workplace
Whether you’re just starting your career or are seeking to skill up, the Career and Workplace Skills Collection—available through Infobase Learning Cloud—offers more than 160 courses in career skills, workplace preparation, and training in short live-action videos supported by simple assessments to provide you with the competencies you need to get to the next level.
“Learners seek personal and career skills at a higher rate than ever—and need quick access to credible courseware.”—GALLUP 2021
Vault Campus and Firsthand have been combined to help a new generation of students and alumni realize their career potential. The new Firsthand Career Engagement Platform brings together the breadth and depth of Vault Campus’s company rankings, employer profiles, guides, and more with Firsthand’s mentors, internships, and career fairs to deliver relevant content tailored to individual career seekers that will support them during every step of their career journeys.
The Firsthand Career Engagement Platform provides every career seeker with personalized career guidance. Powered by firsthand experiences, Firsthand offers career seekers unique resources, impactful relationships, and powerful insights so that they can discover their best next step.
At Firsthand, we aim to give all career seekers, regardless of their background, access to the best possible career insights, expert advice, and connections. We empower career seekers to navigate their careers from a position of strength, knowledge, and assurance by providing them with access to employers, mentors, career guides, virtual career fairs, and other unique resources they will actually use because they’re built with verified firsthand know-how. Firsthand also helps colleges and universities develop more meaningful interactions with students, alumni, and employers.
The Firsthand Career Engagement Platform was inspired by our employees’ own career journeys, our missteps, our learned ability to adapt, and all of the people who helped us along the way. When it comes to a career, it’s not always what you know, but who you know as well. Let Firsthand connect your students to both the know-how and the know-who so they can find their “know-you.”
We help students connect with experienced mentors who offer résumé critiques, mock interviews, firsthand knowledge of roles and industries, and more. Our 10,000+ mentors have been there and done that—and they were once in your students’ shoes.
Every year, we survey nearly 100,000 young professionals to identify which employers are most desirable. Our expert editors compile in-depth company profiles and rank companies based on prestige, diversity, quality of life, and overall experience in order to give students an unbiased look at the best places to work. We provide detailed information on 1,000+ professions and more than 4,500 companies in more than 140 industries, covering education requirements, skill requirements, salaries, advancement prospects, and more. Our influential rankings, ratings, and reviews of thousands of top employers and hundreds of internship programs are regularly featured and cited by The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg Businessweek, Forbes, Fortune, Money, and countless other news outlets.
Firsthand’s Jobs section allows students and alumni to search thousands of new jobs posted daily that they won’t find elsewhere. Plus, students can search for and read thousands of internship reviews, find paid internships, and explore programs based on their interests.
Serving hundreds of higher education institutions for more than 10 years, the Firsthand all-in-one platform breaks down barriers to match people with meaningful opportunities at every step of their academic and career journeys, with prescheduled 1-on-1 video meetings with employers; unlimited live events, resources, jobs, and résumé uploads; and unlimited fairs and booths.
We publish numerous employer, career, internship, résumé, and interviewing guide books that students and alumni can access and download directly from Firsthand’s site, with new and updated guides added regularly. With our guides, students can gain nuanced insights and resources that level the playing field, no matter what profession they’re passionate about. Forbes calls our guides “CliffsNotes for Careers”!
The Vault Law section connects legal jobseekers with a community of mentors and industry experts to help them find legal employers and career paths that best fit their values and goals. The Vault Law team has been providing law students, laterals, and other legal professionals with intel on the nation’s top law firms since 1996. Legal jobseekers will find:
“The best place on the web to prepare for a job search.”
Forbes calls Vault Guides “CliffsNotes for Careers”
With a vivid and appealing new design, Access Video On Demand’s fully responsive, mobile-friendly platform provides patrons with the content, tools, speed, and performance that today’s online experience demands. It’s the must-have video resource for patrons and learners of all ages, cord cutters, DIYers, library programming, and more.
Access Video On Demand offers public libraries an expansive, patron-friendly collection of thousands of high-quality videos that complement and enhance your library’s content offerings. We bring your patrons exceptional content from around the world that they may never have had the opportunity to see: from Oscar®, Emmy®, and Peabody Award-winning documentaries, to how-to programs that make life easier and richer, top-quality performances spanning the arts, biographies of history-makers past and present, a variety of TV shows and movies, and more.
“On a recent trip to London I was staying in an apartment without a television…. I decided to try my home library and Access Video On Demand….There were so many programs available that I was able to watch. The programs available on Access Video On Demand made my downtime all the better.”
“…for perennial topics of interest, this is valuable material in an easy-to-use format.”
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“This is quality material. The videos are useful, engrossing, and on-target for the audience, and the breadth of the subject matter is considerable.”
The Essential Career Research Database—Job Profiles, Skills, and Resources
Ferguson’s Career Guidance Center is an award-winning reference database for lifelong career exploration and planning. It offers a wealth of resources for users to assess their career goals and interests, plan their education, learn workplace skills, find apprenticeships and internships, conduct a job search, and much more. It provides users with clean, fast access to core content; a fully responsive design; a seamless multimedia experience; unparalleled, up-to-date information; proprietary directories of apprenticeships and internships; and financial aid and school search databases.
For students choosing a career path, graduates entering the workforce, or professionals changing careers, Ferguson’s Career Guidance Center supports users at every step of their career journey.
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Ferguson’s Career Guidance Center’s advice and resources on apprenticeships provides the perfect starting point for anyone seeking to research, find, and apply for an apprenticeship. Watch this brief video where Ferguson’s editor-in-chief James Chambers gives you a tour of the content you can find on apprenticeships in Ferguson’s.
“…provides much of what’s important for career development…recommended…all-encompassing.”
“…covers a lot of ground…straightforward and powerful interface…Ferguson’s Career Guidance Center is a gold standard…”
“…highly current…Industry overviews and career descriptions are extensive and well written…Recommended.”
“…recommend the thorough, user-friendly, really peerless Ferguson’s Career Guidance Center to libraries serving job-seekers of all ages. Indispensable for high-school, academic, and public libraries.”
“…convenient, user-friendly…Public libraries, academic institutions, and career counseling offices should find it especially useful…”
“…an effective and searchable fact-finding and career decision-making tool…well-organized…Ferguson’s Career Guidance Center is a well-designed resource that is useful for career research at any level. Highly recommended…”
“…an excellent resource for job seekers who need assistance with résumés, cover letters, and interviews.”
“…provides users with in-depth information…”
“…comprehensive…featur[es] a wide range of authoritative content that is easily accessible and well organized…presents information in a very straightforward manner…”
“Navigation of the uncluttered screens is straightforward, the writing is uniformly clear, and the breadth of coverage is unsurpassed. Depth of coverage for a career or vocational choice…is just about everything one could ask of a comprehensive career source…highly recommended…”
“…provides quick career guidance…Recommended.”
“Best College & Career Readiness Solution” category
All the Tools Necessary to Write and Research Effectively
Writer’s Reference Center provides users with a convenient one-stop location for all of the tools necessary to write and research effectively. From the mechanics of writing and grammar to style and research, this indispensable online resource thoroughly covers the fundamentals of quality writing, provides a wealth of vocabulary-building dictionaries, and presents a step-by-step guide to writing a good essay. An in-depth grammar section defines grammatical terms and gives examples of use, while another section explores writing style. Writing resources teach users how best to revise their work, and the intuitive design allows users to find relevant information quickly through customizable searches and browsing.
“…a solid source for…undergraduate libraries.”
“…an intuitive interface…user-friendly features…Recommended.”
“…attractive…provides a wealth of information on basic writing skills and tools…Recommended.”
“This excellent collection of tools will be an invaluable asset for students.”
“For literary criticism, author information, and writing help,…Writer’s Reference Center is key.”
This unique collection includes the best of the silent era, groundbreaking international directors, masterpieces from the mid-20th century, and contemporary films from around the world, including Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, the Caribbean, the Middle East, and North America. Perfect even beyond film studies classes, these titles bring value to programs in multicultural studies, political science, history, world languages, and more.
Some World Cinema titles contain mature themes or content; viewer discretion is advised.
All foreign language films are accompanied by English subtitles. Using the Custom Segment tool, faculty and students may create customized segments of specific scenes from a film, which can be embedded, shared, and saved. Some World Cinema titles contain mature themes or content; viewer discretion is advised.
Films Sans Frontières