Career Resources for OIM Majors

Use real-life employment data from across the country to help inform your career decision making!

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Explore Careers in Your Industry

Use the Vault Guides below as well as our “Insights Into Your Industry” database search tool to explore career paths and to find top skills and hiring trends in your industry.

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Use this database and search tool to get up-to-date data on companies, job titles, and top skills for your industry.

To get started, watch our tours of this tool for undergrads or grad students to help you in your search.

First, choose an industry of interest, then filter for occupation. (If you'd like to see data for a specific location only, filter by state.)

Type in a keyword to select a relevant occupation. (If you'd like to see data for a specific location only, filter by state.)


Guides to Jobs in Your Industry

Take a look at these many guides by Vault to learn about industry trends, career paths, and more.

Vault Guide to Internet Content Jobs, Second Edition

The Vault Guides to Jobs series provides essential information about key careers and industries, with an emphasis on preparing for …

Vault Guide to Case Interviews, Ninth Edition

Case interviews are a crucial part of the hiring process in the consulting industry. Designed to test an applicant’s knowledge …

Vault Guide to Information Technology Jobs, Third Edition

The Vault Guides to Jobs series provides essential information about key careers and industries, with an emphasis on preparing for …

Vault Guide to Information Technology Consulting Jobs, Second Edition

The Vault Guides to Jobs series provides essential information about key careers and industries, with an emphasis on preparing for …

Vault Guide to Operations and Logistics Jobs, Second Edition

The Vault Guides to Jobs series provides essential information about key careers and industries, with an emphasis on preparing for …

Vault Guide to the Top 50 Management and Strategy Consulting Firms, 2023 Edition

The 2023 Vault Guide to the Top 50 Consulting Firms is the definitive guide to the best consulting firms to …

Gain Industry Skills and Experience

Check out the opportunities below for real-world experience through a company-sponsored micro-internship or take a LinkedIn course to learn valuable new skills.

Real-World Work Experience

Check out these 5-6 hour virtual work programs with Fortune 500 companies. These programs are free and can become part of your resume or even lead to a job interview!

Skilling Up with LinkedIn Learning

Look through this selection of courses from LinkedIn and learn new skills as well as brush up on in-demand business skills.

SQL Essential Training

Taught by Walter Shields
The ubiquity of big data means that now, more than ever, there is a burning need to warehouse, access, and…

Project Management Tools for WordPress

Taught by Joe Casabona
Prerequisites Familiarity with WordPress and knowledge of desired features in a project management tool are necessary to benefit from this…

A Beginner’s Guide to Writing User Stories

Taught by Dylan Jensen
Knowing how to write an effective user story is an important skill if you work in product development or project…

Google Analytics 4 (GA4) Essential Training

Taught by Corey Koberg
Google Analytics is the de facto standard for web analytics and provides the means to track, analyze, and report on…

Build a Successful Career in Project Management

Taught by Oliver Yarbrough
Do you want to get into project management? Maybe you’re already in project management, but you want to grow. Either…

Six Sigma: Green Belt

Taught by Richard Chua
Six Sigma is a customer-focused, data-driven methodology that is widely used to analyze and improve the performance of processes, products,…

Python for Non-Programmers

Taught by Nick Walter
Did you know that learning Python is one of the easiest ways to learn to code? It’s true. And in…

Salesforce Essential Training

Taught by Jamie Grettum
If you work in sales or are looking for a job in sales, chances are you need to know Salesforce,…

Using SQL with Python

Taught by Bill Weinman
Are you familiar with SQL? Do you know Python? Are you interested in understanding how these two languages work together?…

Learning Microsoft Project

Taught by Bonnie Biafore
View Bonnie’s LinkedIn Newsletter Microsoft Project is a robust tool for managing project deadlines, tasks, and resources. Get a quick…

Working with Recruiters to Get a Job

Taught by Jenny Foss
While most job seekers know that recruiters—or headhunters—exist, many don’t understand what recruiters do or how they can help make…

Supply Chain and Operations Careers: Certification Tips and Tricks

Taught by Daniel Stanton
There are dozens of certifications for supply chain professionals. So which one is best for you? This course offers an…

Creating and Giving Business Presentations

Taught by Tatiana Kolovou
What makes a compelling presentation? A presentation that is built on strong research, tailored to your audience’s interests, and designed…

Excel Business Intelligence: Data Modeling 101

Taught by Chris Dutton
Learn the basics of data modeling in Microsoft Excel from experienced Excel trainer Chris Dutton. In this course—the second installment…

Careers in Supply Chain and Operations

Taught by Daniel Stanton
Smart supply chain management helps companies save money and respond faster. It’s critical to staying competitive in today’s global economy.…

Tableau and R for Analytics Projects

Taught by Curt Frye
On its own, Tableau is a powerful tool that helps professionals analyze, display, and generally make sense of the data…

Tableau 10 Essential Training

Taught by Curt Frye
Tableau is the widely used data analytics and visualization tool that many consider indispensable for data-science-related work. Its drag-and-drop interface…

Supply Chain Fundamentals: Risk and Resilience

Taught by Richard Wilding
Supply chain resilience is an incredibly important factor for every company. It can reduce risks to shareholder value and provide…

Inclusive Leadership

Taught by Dr. Shirley Davis
Join global workforce management expert Dr. Shirley Davis as she shares how to create and lead an organization that leverages…

PowerPoint: Designing Better Slides

Taught by Heather Ackmann
Designed for non-designers, this course introduces average business professionals to key design components and requirements for purposeful PowerPoint slide design.…

Career News & Advice

Read up on hiring trends, job search tactics, and tips from experts.

Join Clubs & Professional Orgs

Get involved by joining one of the organizations below, including Isenberg student clubs and professional organization connected to your industry and interests.

Professional Organizations

Learn about and maybe even join a professional organization in your industry. Professional organizations sponsor conferences, publish articles and magazines, and sometimes
offer networking events relevant to your industry and special interests.

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