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Q&A With a Top Intern from a Top Internship Program

In recent weeks, I have focused on the internship program at Northwestern Mutual-a firm that has featured in our list of our Top 10 internship programs every year since its inception. We have seen what goes into making the program, and also found out what it's like to participate in the program. Read More >

A Day in the Life of a Social Media Manager

Ever wonder what a social media manager does all day? If so, check out the below: one social media manager tells Vault what she does during each minute of her day at work. The following is an excerpt from the Vault Career Guide to the Internet and Social Media. A Day in the Life: Wendy Soucie, global e-business social media manager, Parker Hannifin Corporation 6:00 a.m.: I wake up and get dressed and ready for work. I login to Scoop. Read More >

Be Thankful: BigLaw Bonuses to Increase for 2014

On Friday there was welcome news on the BigLaw compensation front: firms are going rogue this year with bonus announcements, in a good way. This is the pay boost that attorneys have been waiting for since the post-recession recovery. Simpson Thacher started the trend with a surprise announcement Friday morning containing news that bonuses this year will beat the Cravath scale of recent years. Read More >

What the New York Times Failed to Mention About Goldman Sachs' Tech Employees

Last week, the New York Times published an article entitled "Goldman Sachs Recasts Its Reputation to Woo Tech Talent. Read More >

You Just Passed the Bar: Here's What's Next For Your Student Loans

With the July 2014 bar results now published for almost every state (California results will be released on November 21), you may have spent some time celebrating if you made the grade. However, it's not time to kick back and relax if you haven't tackled the small matter of how to best manage your law school loans, which on average surpass $140,000 per graduate. Here's a three-step guide for newly minted lawyers to assess and take control of their graduate student debt. 1. Reprioritize. Read More >

Can Business Leaders Step Up and End the Skills Crisis?

With around 9 million unemployed people in the country, you'd think that U.S. firms would have no problem filling the 3 million or so open positions that are currently available. But you'd be wrong: despite the 3 to 1 ratio of jobseekers to unfilled jobs, many firms can't find people with the requisite skills to fill the positions they have. As a new report points out, that's not just a problem for those firms-the mismatch is causing the entire economy to cover. Read More >

Look to the Cloud for Future Job Opportunities

The following is an excerpt from the new Vault Career Guide to the Internet and Social Media. Cloud computing is a type of computing in which individuals and companies store and access data, utilize application software, and perform other tasks on the Internet-tasks that they could only do on their own computers in the past. Cloud computing allows users at various locations to share software, resources, and other content without having physical possession of the materials. Read More >

Don't Make these Three Mistakes During Final Exams

Is the Legal Profession Suffering from Brain Drain?

According to the results of the latest bar exam, it is. The National Conference of Bar Examiners announced that scores from the July 2014 multistate test were down significantly from where they were a year prior. In an attempt to explain this drop, the NCBE released a memo written by its president, Erica Moeser, addressed to law school deans across the country. Read More >

Internship Candidates Care More About Pay Than Career Advancement

With 40 percent of all entry-level full-time hires now being sourced from internship programs, you'd think that the most important factor to college students when choosing an internship would be full-time employment prospects. But that isn't the case at all. In fact, the two most important factors to students are these: location and pay. Earlier this year, Vault administered its annual Internship Experience Survey to 5,800 interns at 100 different internship programs. Read More >

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