To learn what is going on in a specific industry or profession! Tips for reviewing association or organization websites:
Read the "about us" to learn the mission, purpose, and vision of the association or organization.
Look for events, conferences, trade shows, or training that you (as a future professional) may want to participate in?
Are there additional "resources" or "data/statistics" link on the site? Look for newsletters, publications, data, and trade journals of interest. Read these items to understand the goings-on of an industry/profession. *Note don't pay for access to materials listed here, ask your librarian for access to any trade journals that may be behind a "pay wall."
Locate an Association or an Organization
Try a Library database
First Research(Note: you will need to hit the following buttons: continue, continue, submit to reach the search page).
Search for an industrythat you are interested in working, not a job title!
Example: Want to work in fitness? Search fitness as a keyword
Multiple results will be displayed
Select the "most relevant" industry. You may need to read more that one industry profile.
Open an industry report and then, use the left-hand navigation (image shown right)
Websites & Acronyms
Often lists Associations/Organizations
Read the call prep questions
Visit other sections as needed.
Use Google and craft a search. Search strategies example are shown below.
Search for either an association or an organization