Career Exploration Websites

Learning and researching your career options is crucial as you decide on your future plans. Use the resources below to learn more about what a day in the life of a certain profession looks like and what the responsibilities entail. You might just be surprised by how many possibilities there are!

Explore your career options on Vault! This premiere career exploration site gives you the inside scoop on industries, careers, and professions on over 400 career fields.  See how Vault ranks companies in your favorite industries and download helpful career guides to learn more about careers that interest you! Search for internships and jobs based on your career options and gather information on your potential careers. Use your Wake Forest email address to log in and investigate your career options. If you have trouble viewing the site, connect to the VPN client.

If you don’t find what you’re looking for here, check out WetFeet. Similar to Vault, Wetfeet offers Insider Guides to give you in-depth looks at real world jobs.

Career Shift

Are you beginning your career search and need help identifying companies of interest as well as contacts within the company to network for networking purposes? CareerShift can help! CareerShift provides a unique set of tools that allow you to find organizations to research, find internships and jobs with those organizations, AND names, addresses, and profiles for people at those organizations. To create an account, simply click on the image above and register using your Wake Forest email address.

Want to learn more about a specific company or organization? Use ReferenceUSA to access thorough background information on over 10 million U.S. companies.  This website is a great way to discover all of your options within an industry or in your geographic interests. If you have trouble accessing this resource, make sure you’re logged on using VPN. Choose ReferenceUSA from this list of databases to get started. Button

Are you preparing for an interview? gives you an inside look at company reviews, interview questions, and salary information for hundreds of jobs.  Clicking the green button above allows WFU student access without creating an individual user account.

Need to know who the Chief of Staff for your home-state Senator is?  You can use the Leadership Library to find leaders in a range of fields and professions.  The Library lists more than 600,000 positions at 40,000 leading U.S. government, business, professional, and nonprofit organizations.

Occupational Outlook Handbook
Making decisions about your future work life? The Occupational Outlook Handbook is your source for career information that describes what you will do on the job, the training and education needed, earnings data, and expected job prospects.  If you’re having trouble accessing this resource, make sure you’re logged on using VPN.

O*NET is a database of information on almost 1,000 occupations collected by the US Department of Labor. Learn the knowledge, skills, and abilities required of the occupation as well as compensation and employment trends.


Buzzfile enables students, alumni, faculty and career service professionals to identify and research thousands of potential employers for each of over 150 majors.  Using their vast database of 18 million companies, students can perform company and industry research, build and save detailed search criteria, and create and share custom lists