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    Lunch & Learn: Company/Industry Information Lunch & Learn: Company/Industry Information Presentation Transcript

    • Company Information, Trends, and Industry News
      David E. Hubbard
      University Libraries
      November 23, 2010
    • Outline
      Why is this important?
      Company Information
      News
      Industry Trends
      Questions
    • Why is this important?
      Assists in matching your skills and interests with the company
      Provides a good first impression
      Can make you standout in the crowd
      Increases your confidence
      Employers expect it!
    • Sources of Company Information
      Company Websites
      Business Directories
      News (trade magazines, business newspapers, etc.)
      Career Center Library (Koldus 209)
      Personal/Network Contacts
    • Company Information (con’t)
      Things you may want to know:
      Vision, Mission, and Values
      Products/Services
      Facts/Figures
      Customers, Competitors, and Markets
      Corporate History
      Latest News
      Their Industries / Their Place
    • Company Websites
      “About Us”
      Annual Reports
      Often under “Investors” section
      News
      Let them do the work for you!
      Ex: Solutia
      http://www.solutia.com/en/Default.aspx
    • Business Directories
      Provides some basic information
      Often allows searching by:
      Geographic
      Industry
      Size
      Provides some additional leads
      Ex: Hoover’s ReferenceUSA
    • Company News
      Company Websites – All Good News
      Business Directories
      Web (e.g., Google News, Industry Blogs…)
      Trade Magazines (C&EN, Chemical Week, ICIS Chemical Business, etc.)
      Business Source Complete
      ABI/Inform Global Complete
      The two business databases above will allow you to search those trade magazines for a company, as well as set-up search alerts.
    • Industry
      Business Source Compete
      Contains Datamonitorreports
      Kirk-Othmer and Ullmanns
      Process Chemistry and Industry Context
      C&EN’s Facts & Figures (~ July Issue)
      Various rankings and other metrics
      Plunkett’s
      More business/financially oriented
    • Questions???