Derek Loosvelt

Derek Loosvelt

Derek Loosvelt is Vault's senior finance editor. Derek has a BS in economics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and an MFA in creative writing from the New School. His writing has appeared in several online and print publications. Previously, he worked in investment banking as an M&A analyst and associate.

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Q&A With Rose-Gaëlle Belinga, a Morgan Stanley Technology Associate

by Derek Loosvelt  |  January 31, 2018

Rose-Gaëlle ("R-G") Belinga is a Technology Associate in the Global Expiry System group at Morgan Stanley. R-G recently spoke with Vault about how she landed an internship and full-time position with Morgan Stanley, the best aspects of working for the firm, and the advice she has for students looking to pursue a career with a top financial services firm. Below is an excerpt of that conversation.  VAULT: Where di Read More >

3 Takeaways from Twitter's COO Leaving to Lead Fintech Startup SoFi

by Derek Loosvelt  |  January 24, 2018

Yesterday, Anthony Noto announced that he was stepping down as Twitter COO to become the CEO of fintech startup Social Finance (often referred to as SoFi). SoFi, which began in 2011 as a student loan refinancing company and has since also become a mortgage lender and hedge fund investor, has had some trouble as of late. In 20 Read More >

Job Search Tips for International Students in the Age of Trump

by Derek Loosvelt  |  January 23, 2018

Potential changes in immigration rules and laws dominated headlines in 2017. And many of these changes could significantly impact international students' ability to find jobs and start careers in the U.S. So, last week, Vault again spoke with international student career expert Marcelo Barros. Vault asked Barros what he recommends international students do now to navigate the uncertain world of employment and H-1B visas in 2018 and beyond. Below is an excerpt of that conversat Read More >

3 Career Lessons from Spike Lee

by Derek Loosvelt  |  January 09, 2018

Three decades ago, a 29-year-old NYU film school grad named Spike Lee wrote, directed, produced, and acted in She's Gotta Have It, a feature-length film that launched one of the most successful careers in American film history. Since that first release, Lee, now 60, has put together an impressive film resume that includes numerous iconic features Read More >

The Biggest Workplace Stories of 2017

by Derek Loosvelt  |  December 11, 2017

These are the year's work-related stories that most consumed us and changed us, confused us and angered us. Here are the top workplace stories of 2017. 5. The distracting onslaught of political news lowers worker productivity. Hours after Donald Trump was inaugurated as the 45th president of the United States, the onslaught began. Remember Sean Spicer? Alternative facts? How about crowd size, Steve Bannon, the immigration ban, and the Paris acco Read More >

What Is Bitcoin and How Do I Get a Bitcoin Job?

by Derek Loosvelt  |  December 05, 2017

The digital currency bitcoin turned nine years old this past October. And in the past few months, available bitcoin-related jobs have risen by more than 80 percent. In addition, some 100 hedge funds have recently been formed with the sole purpose of investing in bitcoin (and other digital currencies). All of which means bitcoin appears to be here to stay and is thus an industry well worth looking to join. Before getting into which types of Read More >

Interview Tips from Bruce Springsteen and Bryan Cranston

by Derek Loosvelt  |  November 29, 2017

Interviews can be stressful and anxiety-inducing, but they don't have to be. In fact, if you can change your attitude and approach to interviews, it's conceivable that they can be as stress-free as a coffee break. That said, changing your attitude to interviewing is no easy task; it could take some time. And so, to get you started on the path to stress-free interviewing, I want to point to two inspiring podcasts with helpful tips on how to calm your interview nerves: one featuring legendary... Read More >

How to Be a Professional and Not Just an Employee

by Derek Loosvelt  |  November 20, 2017

While some people think professionalism and being a professional is a state of mind, I say it's more about action: the things you do make you a professional, not the things you are. And here, below, are some of the basic things that true professionals do, in pretty much any industry, that set them apart from even their hardest-working colleagues. Read More >

10 Things Men Should Never Wear to an Interview

by Derek Loosvelt  |  November 13, 2017

Two weeks ago, we posted a blog including a handful of interview-attire don'ts that were geared toward women. Today, we shift our focus to men. Here, below, are two handfuls of things men should never wear to an interview. 1. Unusual-color suits Gone are the days when men 100-percent absolutely have to interview in a blue or gray suit with a blue or white shirt, conservative tie, and black or brown leather shoes. Read More >

5 Tips for Reporting Sexual Harassment at Work

by Derek Loosvelt  |  November 10, 2017

In the below video, Claire Dawson, an employment-law attorney in the U.K., offers several tips for anyone who believes they've been a victim of workplace sexual harassment. The tips focus on how to go about reporting harassment and how to get support if your mental or physical health have been affected. Although the video was produced a few years ago, it's perhaps never been more relevant than it is today. Here's some of the advice that Dawson covers: Read More >

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