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LSB 300: Career Planning & Development (Thomas, Vavul & Williams): Get Started

Research resources and tips for LSB300 course assignments


Welcome to the LibGuide for LSB 300 Career Planning & Development!   Use the resources in this guide to help you find company and industry information that will help you now with your internships and later in your professional careers.

Career Research Resources

Every company operates within an industry or industries.  Use the resources linked below to help you learn about U.S. industries related to your internships and professional career.

Use the resources linked below to identify major industries by location (regional, state, local). 

Companies that operate within these industries will be major employers in those locations. For example, Indiana is a major distribution hub, and some of the major employers in the state are companies affiliated with the logistics/transportation industry (ex:  FedEx and Amazon).

For company research, start with the AtoZ Databases to find company overviews and to select criteria to create customized company lists.  Other company research databases linked below include Mergent Intellect, Hoovers, and PrivCo.

One of the most important ways to learn about companies and industries that may be interest to you is to follow local business news. 

See below to go to local publications for Indiana business news.  Additional information is posted to direct you to local business news in cities across the U.S.

TIP:  You can also try Google to find trade associations.  Enter a keyword that describes an industry, following by the word "association."  Example:  pharmaceutical association

Tip:  to set up news feeds, look for this icon:

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