Conducting research prior to a networking event or interview or for internship preparation will help you answer the question: What is an employer thinking about or trying to do? What is hindering or helping progress? Focusing your investigation on these areas will assist in tailoring job search materials or interview responses to a company’s focus.
Before you get to the interview, however, you will want to be sure you are actually interested in getting the position. Resources on this page can help you understand the skills and personality traits that are the best match for a given position, and also let you explore salary ranges and geographical concentration for an occupation. The Business/SPEA Library also offers the HIRE ED service in which business information experts give you the research needed to have a competitive edge for your internship or interview.