Firsthand (formerly Vault)

Looking for the best ranked companies, top internship programs, or career tips and guides?

Firsthand provides in-depth intelligence on what it’s really like to work within an industry, company, and profession – and how to position yourself to launch and build the career you want.

All CSUN students, alumni, and employees have access to Firsthand using their CSUN login credentials.

Some of what Firsthand provides access to includes:

  • Daily career advice blogs and videos
  • Rankings, ratings, and reviews on thousands of top employers and hundreds of internship programs
  • Detailed information on nearly 5,000 companies in more than 120 industries
  • Extensive insight on more than 840 professions — including skill requirements, salaries, advancement prospects and more
  • Updates on companies hiring, career guides, and professional development, including COVID-19 impact

Firsthand, formerly Vault, publishes influential rankings, ratings, and reviews on thousands of top employers and hundreds of internship programs. Their rankings and ratings are regularly featured and cited by the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, Forbes, Fortune, Money, and countless other news outlets.