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Is Grad School Right for You?

John Dewey, the late American philosopher, once said, "Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself." Each day, we become more aware of the world in which we live and gain valuable insight that carries us further. A collegiate education is one way we can rapidly increase our knowledge base, which ultimately translates into additional career opportunities and potential. In the United States, close to 30 percent of our population currently holds a bachelor's degree. Read More >

Secrets to Success of First Female Partner at Big-Swinging Silicon Valley VC Firm

Sarah Tavel's career path from Harvard graduate to first female partner at one of the biggest swinging Silicon Valley venture capital firms is an inspiring one. Tavel, recently featured as one of Paper magazine's I.T. It Girls, says that one of the secrets to her success is being "open to the fact that you don't know." Another is knowing the questions, not the answers. "I'm really good at asking the right questions," she explains of her ability to thrive in unfamiliar conditions. Read More >

A Legal Reporter on Covering the Law

Blake Edwards is a self-proclaimed "recovering lawyer covering law"-a legal journalist for Bloomberg BNA who was previously a Circuit Court clerk, covering the business of BigLaw. I interviewed Blake about his legal and writing careers and how he ended up covering the law instead of practicing it. What initially drew you to go to law school? If I'm honest I went in large part because I didn't know what else to do. There was no real desire to be a practicing lawyer. Read More >

4 Questions to Ask in Private Equity Interviews

In any interview, and certainly in private equity interviews, you should walk in armed with questions about the company so you can glean more about your potential employer and the company can come away with some appreciation that you've done your homework. That said, this won't be the time to ask about benefits and pay-ask too early and you look greedy. Read More >

Should Harvard Law School Change Its Logo?

Harvard Law School is reportedly considering changing its official shield, as a result of a long campaign that ties imagery on the shield to the slave trade. According to NPR, the dean of Harvard Law recently called for the shield to be replaced, "because it contains the crest of Isaac Royall, a slave owner whose endowment of land helped establish the school. Read More >

6 Ways to Build Better Relationships with Coworkers

Learning how to build relationships within a team or company can lead to personal growth and plenty of professional opportunities. But there's no doubt that fostering authentic relationships with colleagues can be challenging. So, here are a few ways to build stronger relationships with coworkers in order to improve the quality of your work life, open up doors for personal and professional development, and add value to your organization's culture.  1. Discover your interests. Read More >

The Mistakes I Made During Job Interviews

The job search is a stressful experience, especially if you don't currently have a job. One mistake - a spelling error, a poorly worded email - feels like your world is coming to an end.  So, when you should be happy that a company wants to invite you in for a job interview, you're actually terrified. What if I oversleep?  What if I answer a question wrong?  What if I say something stupid? Read More >

Q&A with Founder of Innovative Clothing Start-Up

If something doesn't fit, what do most people do? Donate it or throw it away. Not anymore. Air Tailor, a text-based tailoring company, has set out to change that. In March 2016, the company launched with one goal in mind: to make tailoring easy and express. The mastermind behind Air Tailor is Joshua Brueckner, a tall, lanky, and sheepishly charismatic entrepreneur from Brooklyn. Read More >

Are MBAs Really Flocking to Product Manager Jobs?

An article earlier this week in the Wall Street Journal noted that, for MBAs, there is a new job title to rule them all: Product Manager. It makes sense: that title is most commonly seen at the likes of Facebook and Google, and denotes a level of authority for the holder over, well, everything to do with a product-from research right through to design and implementation. Read More >

Could Justice Scalia's Death Affect Pay, Promotions, and Gender Bias Lawsuits?

One of the wildest developments in this very wild election year has been the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. And the question Who will succeed him? is one that's looking more and more like it will be heatedly debated right up until the final vote is cast on the first Tuesday this November. Of course, the importance of Scalia's successor is far reaching. With the SCOTUS now locked at 4 vs. Read More >

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