Tips on Using Employer Web Pages for Career Exploration
These links to leading employers can help you learn more about the industry, and achieve your career objectives even faster.
Most company Web Pages are packed with useful information. To get the most out of them, and to give you an edge in securing the opportunities you want, review the following to help you use all of available resources. While you are probably generally familiar with most of these, they are worth a second look to get into the specifics.
About Us section – This section will tell you what the range of business the company is in. Some large corporations have many divisions that can actually do very different things. If you are fortunate enough to secure an interview for an internship or permanent employment, the About Us section will become even more important to you. Study it to become familiar with the details of what the company does, and what it stands for, so you can answer questions confidently with detailed and intelligent responses.
Diversity and Inclusion Statement – Learn about a companies commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. Learn about specific opportunities for those that identify with one or more groups.
The Jobs listings section – A big secret is that many positions never make it to the big job boards. For various reasons, including the cost of advertising them, the most up to date openings and opportunities are going to be directly on the jobs section of the employer web page.
Student/Campus/University Page –
- Co-Op Programs let you learn on the job while enrolled in school
- Internships are often offered during the summer, and sometimes during the year, pay attention to the application deadline, some are earlier than others.
- Some companies have internships for High School students
- Early Career Programs including Leadership Development Programs often in their own section, separate from regular job listings.
Expedia Group – Expedia Group, Inc. is an American online travel shopping company for consumer and small business travel. Its websites, which are primarily travel fare aggregators and travel metasearch engines, include Expedia.com, Vrbo, Hotels.com, Hotwire.com, Orbitz, Travelocity, trivago and CarRentals.com.
Booking Holdings – Booking Holdings Inc. is an American travel technology company organized in Delaware and based in Norwalk, Connecticut, that owns and operates several travel fare aggregators and travel fare metasearch engines.
American Express Global Business Travel – American Express Global Business Travel is a multinational travel and meetings program management company headquartered in Jersey City, New Jersey, US.
BCD Travel – BCD Travel was founded on Jan. 3, 2006, when BCD Group announced its decision to purchase TQ3 Travel Solutions Management Holding GmbH and a majority interest in The Travel Company. These two companies were combined with WorldTravel BTI under one ownership to form BCD Travel. The company formally began trading under its new brand on March 31, 2006. BCD Travel has its global headquarters in Utrecht and regional headquarters in Atlanta, London and Singapore.
CWT – CWT is a travel management company that manages business travel, meetings, incentives, conferencing, exhibitions, and handles event management. Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the company reported US$23 billion in total transaction volume in 2018.
Flight Centre – Flight Centre Travel Group is an Australian travel agency. It was founded in 1982, and is headquartered in Brisbane, Australia.
Internova Travel Group – Established in 2008, Internova Travel Group delivers a high-touch, personal level of travel expertise to leisure, luxury and corporate clients through more than 6,000 company-owned, franchised and affiliated travel agencies throughout the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Mexico and a presence in more than 80 countries.
Direct Travel – Led by industry visionary Ed Adams, Direct Travel is a privately-held company created to fill the significant service void in the marketplace for middle market travel accounts. Ed assembled key industry leaders to set up a distinct regional structure in order to stay closer to the pulse of our clients’ needs. This unique approach provides customers with smart consultation, tailored solutions and a true partnership.
Fareportal – Fareportal combines award winning digital front-end mobile apps and websites integrated with one of the largest traditional travel agencies powered by over 2,300 trained travel agents worldwide. This model combines the best of hi-touch and hi-tech providing our travelers with a next gen travel concierge experience.