Firsthand (Vault)

Firsthand provides in-depth intelligence on what it’s really like to work in an industry, company, or profession—and how to position yourself to land that job.

Key Features

  • Company Profiles – rankings and reviews on industry reputation, career advancement, quality of life, salary & benefits, interview process, and more.
  • Vault Guides – over 100 titles of award-winning career guides, including interview strategies, job-search tips, and full-length profiles of leading companies.
  • Internship Database – find thousands of ratings and reviews of internship programs, requirements, sample interview questions, how to apply, and more.
  • Vault Job Board – search thousands of new jobs and internships posted daily, sign up for alerts based on your criteria, complete a profile, and be seen by top employers and recruiters.


Firsthand (formerly called Vault) requires an account to use. To create a new account:

  1. Use the Firsthand link website below
  2. Click Get Started
  3. To create an account, click Register Now
  4. Enter your Stanford alumni email address and follow the prompts

If you used to have a Vault account, your old account should still work, but you may need to use the forgotten password option to reset your password.