Researching industries and employers is an essential part of both the exploration and application process. Employer research helps you to identify companies that do the types of things that you are interested in doing, as well as, gives you access to information that will be valuable to share with employers when you are applying for positions. In addition to the resources below, be sure to check out the companies "About Us" page and review their vision, mission and goals. You can also lookup employees at the company on LinkedIn.

LocalĀ  Employer Information

Employer Databases

Accessed through OSU Libraries (you may need to login to utilize resources)

  • Lexis Nexis: Comprehensive index to newspaper and magazine articles, radio and TV shows, legal material and other reference sources
  • Mergent Online: Information on approximatley 15,000 US companies and 20,000 non-US based corporations
  • Vault Internship Program Rankings: Ranked list of the best rated internship programs in various industries

Industry Information