FirstHand (formerly Vault)
Access provided by Boston University Career Center. Registration is required for first time users
. Follow these steps to create your account:
1. Go to Firsthand
and click "Get Started
2. Click on “Register now
” at the bottom of the box. Enter your BU email address on the next page. Complete the registration process and then click “Create Account
” to get started.
3. Click on the link Firsthand e-mails you to confirm your email address (this can take several minutes to process). Note
: Firsthand will send you a follow up email to “complete your profile.” This is not required, and completely optional.
Excellent resource on what it can be like to work within an industry, company, or profession.
How to Find the Vault Guides and Rankings
Vault Guides are under “The Library
.” Select The Library tab on the left side of the page, and you’ll see a link for Guides in the top navigation bar.
Vault Rankings are under “Careers
.” Select the Careers tab on the left side of the page to see rankings in various fields.
The Careers tab also includes FirstHand Industries and Professions which include Industry profiles and Profession profiles.