Are you looking for an internship or summer job? Researching a company for any business course?
What do you need to know about the company? What resources should you look at before your interview?
We follow these steps to gather information and analyze for company intelligence for Girard courses, job searching and interviews:
All of the library's databases must be accessed through a library web page and can be accessed off-campus using your Merrimack MyMack/Blackboard credentials. See a video demo here. Contact us if you have any problems.
This exercise will guide you through finding key documents for your company research project
and provide the basis for future company research for subsequent business courses and job searching.
Make a copy of the document (see top menu File > Copy and rename) to share with your team. Locate the documents and fill in your answers. You'll be on your way to finding reliable, current resources for your project.
Each numbered tab on the MGT1100 Research guide corresponds to the numbered activity questions, the steps toward company intelligence.
Note: You must link to the databases through library links that will authenticate you as a Merrimack user. Googling, will not get you there, particularly when off-campus!
If completing this activity outside of class or as a group project, make a copy of the document (see top menu File > Copy and rename). For group projects Share with your team.
When researching a publicly-traded company there are key types of documents that you should look for:
Each teams should assign a member to look at one of these documents and determine what type and its date.
When researching a business topic in Library databases or on the web, you will come across articles that may come from academic, trade, or popular journals, magazines or newspapers, from press releases, a blog or web article.
Each team members will take a look at 2 articles and determine what type of article and it's date.