• Career Center

Unlocking Vault

A Lehigh Career Center sponsored tool, Vault has incredible resources and online tools for company research, videos to explore careers, ratings for a wide range of companies and industries and job or internship search tools. Whether you are still shaping your career path or preparing for job or internship search, start here!

Career Guides

Vault Career Guides provide essential information about key careers and industries, with an emphasis on preparing for a career and getting your foot in the door. Each volume is loaded with up-to-date information on industry trends, employment and earnings statistics, and what employers look for in job candidates. Vault editors have researched and analyzed information from government and industry sources, professional groups, news reports, career and job-search resources, and a variety of other sources to produce these valuable career planning resources.


Each Guide includes:

  • Quick Facts: a snapshot of important job facts

  • Overview: briefly introduces duties and responsibilities

  • History: describes the origins and history of the job

  • The Job: describes primary and secondary goals and duties

  • Earnings: discusses salary ranges and typical fringe benefits

  • Work Environment: looks at typical work conditions and surroundings associated with the job

  • Exploring: offers suggestions on how to gain experience and knowledge about—or even test drive—a career before making a commitment

  • Education and Training Requirements: discusses required high school and post-secondary education and training

  • Certification, Licensing, and Special Requirements: explains recommended and required certifications or prerequisites for the job

  • Experience, Skills, and Personality Traits: summarizes the personal traits and skills and professional experience needed to get started and succeed

  • Employer Prospects: gives an overview of typical places of employment and the best ways to land a job

  • Advancement Prospects: presents an expected career path and how to travel it

  • Outlook: summarizes the job's potential growth or decline in terms of the general economy and industry projections

  • Tips for Entry: additional tips for preparing for a career and getting a foot in the door



Research Companies

Discover the best companies to work for, and find out what life is really like at some of the world’s top companies. Search for information by company name or industry.



Rankings

Vault's rankings are based on exclusive insider information from verified employees and interns. Each year, Vault surveys thousands of full-time professionals and interns. From the results of these surveys, Vault ranks the top employers and internship programs in various industries in prestige, diversity, quality of life, and overall best companies to work for. Vault's rankings are based on exclusive insider information from verified employees and interns. Each year, Vault surveys thousands of full-time professionals and interns. From the results of these surveys, Vault ranks the top employers and internship programs in various industries in prestige, diversity, quality of life, and overall best companies to work for.


Explore Internships

The Explore Internships page is far more than just a job board. Read thousands of internship reviews, find paid internships, and explore programs based on your interests. They also share new information on companies who are offering virtual internships. You can also explore rankings for best internships and a list of featured internships.



Unlock Vaults Best Kept Secrets

  • Uncover contact info for companies! Contact information is found on the Internship profiles, located on the right-hand side of the screen or in the "How to Apply," button from the menu. Not every company has listed a point of contact, but many do and this is great information for you to use when addressing a cover letter or following up after you apply.

Check out these examples (that also have Lehigh alumni employees)!

Exelon, Ellucian Inc, PwC, KPMG, NBC Universal, or First Energy Co-op.


  • Check out the cover letter examples and resume examples! Dozens of samples are available that are organized by industry - because you should always customize your materials for your audience.



  • Survey Says button - Vault's Verdict on this page represents data and findings from extensive surveys. Lots of insight and direct quotes from employees. Look for this button on internship or employer pages.

  • A Day in the Life section helps you answer questions about if a job/industry is right for you. You can literally see a complete work day schedule from a real person in a position of interest. The professional will share their favorite and least favorite parts of their job, advice and professional history. This is a rare opportunity to get an insider peek into a career path.

Check out this example from Graphic Designer/Art Director Ishan Khosla

Start exploring Vault today!



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