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About This Product

Since 1996, Vault has been providing in-depth career intelligence on what it’s really like to work within an industry, company, or profession—and how candidates can position themselves to launch and build the careers of their dreams. Vault’s company rankings, employer profiles, verified employee reviews, guides, and internships deliver relevant content aimed at individual career seekers that will support them during every step of their career journeys.

Vault aims to give all career seekers, regardless of their background, access to the best possible career insights, expert advice, and connections. It empowers career seekers to navigate their careers from a position of strength, knowledge, and assurance by providing them with access to employers, career guides, and other unique resources they will actually use because they’re built with verified know-how. 

Company Rankings and Profiles

Every year, Vault surveys nearly 100,000 young professionals to identify which employers are most in demand. Vault’s 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 and other job seekers an unbiased look at the best places to work. Vault provides detailed information on 1,200+ professions and more than 4,500 companies in more than 150 industries, covering education requirements, skill requirements, salaries, advancement prospects, and more. Its 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.

Career Guides & Advice

Vault publishes numerous employer, career, internship, résumé, and interviewing guide books that students and alumni can access and download directly from its website, with new and updated guides added regularly. With Vault’s guides, students can gain nuanced insights and resources that level the playing field, no matter what profession they’re passionate about. Forbes calls Vault’s guides “CliffsNotes for Careers”!

Titles include:

  • Vault Guide to Behavioral Interviews
  • Vault Guide to Case Interviews
  • Vault Guide to Finance Interviews
  • Vault Guide to Networking
  • Vault Guide to Top Internships
  • Vault Guide to the Top 100 Law Firms
  • Vault Guide to the Top 50 Management & Strategy Consulting Firms
  • Vault Guide to the Top 25 Banking Employers
  • Vault Career Guide to Accounting
  • Vault Career Guide to the Internet and Social Media
  • Vault Career Guide to Pharmaceuticals and Biotechnology
  • Vault Job Search Guide for MBAs and B-School Grads
  • Vault Guide to the International MBA Job Search
  • And many more!

Vault Law

The Vault Law section helps legal jobseekers find the 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:

  • Law firm rankings derived from the feedback of more than 20,000 law firm associates nationwide, including the Vault Law 100, regional and practice area rankings, quality of life rankings, diversity rankings, summer program rankings, and midsize law firm rankings.
  • Law firm profiles that give the inside scoop on what life is really like at top law firms, with need-to-know stats and real associate reviews about firm culture, training, career outlook, pro bono, diversity—and much more.
  • Vault Law Resource Centers on specific topics that bring together resources like Vault law firm profiles and insider information from the firms, including the Summer Program Resource Center to help law students succeed in interviews and select their summer associate experience and Practice Area Resource Centers and Q&As with attorneys who provide firsthand perspectives about what it’s really like to practice in dozens of areas.
  • The Vault Law blog, which contains advice on everything from outlining and law school exams to networking and OCI to the bar exam and beyond.
  • And more!

  • Career Guides, résumé and cover letter samples, industry profiles, career profiles, and interviewing tips; Guides feature dynamic citations in MLA, Chicago, Harvard, and APA formats
  • Tips and advice on preparing for an interview, finding a career path, and thriving at work
  • “A Day in the Life” section with in-depth profession overviews that spotlight the main duties of each profession, the work environment, training requirements, advancement prospects, and other need-to-know information
  • Easy-to-use modern user interface
  • Persistent record links

Empower your students, during and after college, with the career intelligence they need to build the careers they want. Hundreds of prestigious university career centers and educational institutions rely on Vault Campus to help students and alumni find jobs and internships, prepare for interviews, and access the career tools and exclusive insight needed for employment decisions.

Companies wanting to attract the best and brightest new talent in a variety of fields can add customized company profiles to Vault to highlight what makes their companies exceptional places to work. Written by our expert editors and researchers, these authentic and nuanced profiles show how your company fits in and stands out. 

Companies can also register for Vault’s internship rankings program. Vault’s rankings are viewed by 8 million young job seekers every year, and Vault surveys nearly 100,000 students and young professionals annually to identify who they want to work for and why. Vault’s extensive network spans hundreds of campuses and universities as well, offering many opportunities to share your message with students and alumni who would be assets to your company. Additional Vault surveys cover the law, banking, accounting, and consulting industries.

Each year, Vault ranks the Top Internship Programs across 30+ categories, including:

  • Best to Work For
  • Prestige
  • Career Development
  • Diversity
  • Best for Role (e.g., Sales and Marketing)
  • Best in Industry
  • And more!

Vault’s internship surveys and rankings:

  • Are FREE and easy to participate in
  • Focus only on internships: Best Internships Overall, Best Internships by Industry, Best Internships for Diversity, and more
  • Are based entirely on intern feedback
  • Reach the right audience of top university career centers and thousands of 18–24 year-old internship and job seekers.