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ENGR 102: Assignment/Preliminary research

Finding company information

Professional Development Assignment

You and your team have just been given the opportunity to apply for an internship with the top two leading employers in the field. You have 10 minutes to market your team to the internship panel.

Presentation (Must be 10 minutes in length)

Items to include:

  • Your name, major and the two companies you chose.
  • Why do these companies dominate in industry/ why did you choose these companies?
  • Corporate headquarter and satellite locations?
  • Are they hiring?
  • Why do you want to work with for these company?
  • Who are some top competitors?
  • Why should your team, be considered for an intern position?
  • What are some products the company has developed, or what are some late breaking news on the organization?
  • Via your CSULB single sign-on, check out: Lynda/LinkedIn, complete one course that you are interested in that would enhance your likelihood of landing this internship opportunity and upload the cert or snapshot of the completed modules at the end of your presentation.

Preliminary research

If you have already identified two companies that you want to research, proceed to the Business Databases tab on this research guide and use the section under "Finding Company Information."

But if you have not, here is a strategy to identify companies of interest.

In which industry/field would you like to land for an internship? Try to avoid searching by your major (civil engineering, electrical engineering etc.). Here are some examples:

  • Computer Animation
  • Semiconductor manufacturing
  • Oil Refining
  • Robotics
  • Aeronautics
  • Solar Energy
  • Social Media

Go to the Business Databases of this guide and follow the instructions under "Identifying Companies" to search for information on these industries to find companies of interest

Note down at least two companies that you want to explore for your assignment and proceed to the “Finding Company Information” under the Business Databases tab to research your companies

Once you have gathered information from the library’s business databases, do a search on  the Internet to find the home page of the companies.


Government Resources

Occupational Outlook Handbook The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics covers what workers do, working conditions, training and education, earnings and job prospects in a wide variety of occupations.  The OOH can help you find career information on duties, education and training, pay, and outlook for hundreds of occupations.

‚ÄčCareer Guide to Industries Descriptions of 47 industries with career information from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, covers working conditions, earning outlook and training requirements.  Alphabetical Index  Industry Order Index

California Occupational Guides  State of California Employment Development Department. Search by county and occupation