5 Career Services Myths, Busted

Whether your major is Medieval History or Modern Art, Sports Business or Hospitality Management, you do not have to face your job search alone. On virtually every college campus, there is a career services office (or several) with a full staff spending their days thinking up ways to help you find professional success. The surprising news is that many students either don't know about their career services office, or don't feel that there are resources to assist with their particular needs. Read More >

Meditate Your Way to Success

Besides fame, what do George Stephanopoulos, 50 Cent and Lena Dunham have in common? According to an article in last Sunday's New York Times, they all practice meditation. The article profiles a program called Wisdom 2.0, a series of panel discussions and conferences with a waiting list in the hundreds that teaches professionals "how we can live with technology without it swallowing us whole." Programs like Wisdom 2. Read More >

Why Goldman Sachs’ New Saturdays-Off Policy Won't Work

Last week, when I clicked on the headline, "Goldman Sachs Pushes Junior Investment Bankers to Take Weekends Off," I assumed I'd be sent to a URL containing the words Comedy Central, or Funny or Die, or perhaps The Onion. Instead, to my surprise, I was taken to Bloomberg. Read More >

Training: Coming Soon to a Workplace Near You!

Question: what recipe can you make with the following ingredients?  A record number of employees approaching retirement age in the next handful of years. A bunch of companies whose workforces were hollowed out by layoffs in the recent past, leaving them with record cash reserves, but struggling for battle-tested, promotable talent to meet future needs. Students graduating from college lacking the skills to hit the ground running in their careers. Read More >

Vault's Top 25 Internship Programs for 2014

Earlier this year, Vault surveyed more than 7,700 interns at more than 100 different internship programs. Respondents were asked to rate their internship experiences in five areas: quality of life, compensation and benefits, interview process, career development, and full-time employment prospects. These ratings were averaged in order to determine an overall score for each program and to develop a Top 25 ranking. And this year, the new No. 1 internship program belongs to  BP. Read More >

This Biglaw Memo Sounds Very "Mean Girls"

Sometimes, the most sexist and oppressive environments for women are created by, well, other women. Though this memo from a women's committee that recently circulated a top law firm does not enforce rules against vests or wearing a color other than pink on Wednesdays, its insulting level of micromanagement feels just as extreme. A few choice excerpts: -"Wear a suit, not your party outfit" -"Don't dress like a mortician; if wearing a black suit, wear something bright. Read More >

Work on the Wild Side: Lessons From the Life of Lou Reed

Lewis Allan Reed, better known as Lou Reed, the iconic front man for the legendary New York City band the Velvet Underground, passed away this week at the age of 71. During his lifetime, Reed, through his music and lyrics, built a worldwide fan base of millions of people. He also served as inspiration for at least two generations of musicians. Read More >

No More Unpaid Internships for Conde Nast

It's the end of an era: publisher Conde Nast is ending its internship program in 2014, making this batch of (unpaid) interns its last. The change has come about after two former interns sued the publisher in June 2013, but ironically, it seems that those most upset by the end of the program are the prospective interns themselves. Read More >

Q&A With Rani Nazim, a Female Executive Director at Morgan Stanley

Rani Nazim is an Executive Director in the Fixed Income Division at Morgan Stanley, where she trades investment grade bonds and credit default swaps. She has worked for Morgan Stanley for the past nine years. Recently, she sat down with Vault and answered questions concerning the current state of female diversity in investment banking, what it's like to be a woman on Wall Street, and Sheryl Sandberg's "Lean In" philosophy. Below is an excerpt from that conversation. Read More >

It’s Pro Bono Week! Which Firms Top Vault’s List?

This week lawyers nationwide are participating in the National Pro Bono Celebration, a week-long initiative launched by the American Bar Association's Standing Committee on Pro Bono and Public Service. Now in its fifth year, the Celebration unites bar associations, law firms, public interest organizations, and courts around the country to recognize the importance of pro bono work. Read More >

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