Kristina Rudic

Kristina is Vault's associate law editor and reports on a variety of matters from technology to college advice. She received her BA in English with a focus in Creative Writing from the University of Iowa. Prior to joining the Vault team, Kristina has been a freelance writer in New York, covering food, local events, start-ups, and work out trends.


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Does Diversity Fuel Innovation?

by Kristina Rudic  |  November 07, 2017

Rocio Lorenzo and her team took this question on headfirst, surveying over 170 companies to see if diversity leads to more innovation and if it helps companies gain a competitive advantage. What they found was a resounding "yes." During her TED Talk below, Lorenzo explains that her team expanded the study to 1,600 companies throughout the world. The study, which compared innovation revenue to diversity rates, proved that more diverse companies were more innovative and that more innovative... Read More >

Does Success Rely On Being a Good Leader? DVF Says “NO”

by Kristina Rudic  |  October 31, 2017

In a New York Times "Corner Office" interview, fashion designer and mogul Diane von Furstenberg mentions that she isn't a "good leader" even though she has grown a global lifestyle brand out of a simple start with her staple wrap dresses. However, in addition to being the president of the esteemed CFDA (Council of Fashion Designers of America), DVF is also listed as #71 on Forbes' "Most Powerful Women" list. Now, that's definitely a leader, especially in the fashion industry.  But DVF... Read More >

3 Steps to Shorten Any Email

by Kristina Rudic  |  October 23, 2017

A long email is likely to get lost in the jumble of other emails, opened and unread or simply glanced over. When crafting an email, keep in mind how the reader would respond to the length, format, and subject of the content. If you were the recipient, how long would you spend reading this email? In order to send a successful email, there are a few key components that universally make for a good format. We've got the three tips to help you make any painfully long email anything but that. 1.... Read More >

How Storytelling Can Help Build Your Career

by Kristina Rudic  |  October 18, 2017

Storytelling is one of the best ways to bring a point to life. It engages people, and even generations, to learn from experiences others have gone through in an attempt to shed light on learning from others. In Richard Branson's latest book, Finding My Virginity, the founder of the Virgin Group explains why storytelling can be such a powerful tool to pivot your success. He says, "if your life is one long success story, it won't make for a good read." Check out the excerpt here:  Read More >

5 Career Tips from Arianna Huffington

by Kristina Rudic  |  September 27, 2017

As founder of the popular site The Huffington Post and now founder and CEO of Thrive Global, it's no wonder that Arianna Huffington has become an inspiration to entrepreneurs around the world. And as many business leaders in the 21st century, Arianna has used her platforms to also advocate for health-the importance of sleep in particular. In a recent interview with Jess Barron of Livestrong, Arianna outlined several tips she deemed pertinent to achieving success: 1. Be Unflappable She... Read More >

4 Details That Could Be Sabotaging Your Resume

by Kristina Rudic  |  September 19, 2017

Focusing on a perfect resume can drive even the most successful job seekers crazy. However, the more time you spend on a resume, the more likely it is that you will have a harder time seeing it as a whole. If you create the resume on a certain day, you should circle back on a different day to do the bulk of the editing. A fresh pair of eyes is always necessary and can shine a light on things that are missing or wrong. The most important aspects of any resume are the details, which can be... Read More >

How Boredom Could Lead to Your Best Idea

by Kristina Rudic  |  September 11, 2017

Boredom leads us to the "default mode" because it allows our mind to go into the subconscious and start to unearth things we hadn't realized before. We reflect on our life and subsequently, our goals. The constant strive for multitasking has led us to shift tasks our brain focuses on more rapidly than ever before, and it is harming how we not only focus, but our creativity as well. We're depleting our brain's energy levels and wasting it away on being "busy". For those that do not know... Read More >

The Out-of-Office Email You Should Be Using

by Kristina Rudic  |  August 30, 2017

A holiday weekend often presents the perfect opportunity to take a longer vacation, by extending it a few days. But sometimes getting away can be more stressful than relaxing, especially when the end of summer and early fall are a busy season for many businesses. While most people know that it's imperative to plan ahead for a vacation, delegate work, and finish up projects, they often postpone creating an out-of-office email until the very last moment. However, it's important to put some... Read More >

7 Things to Never Say In a Job Interview

by Kristina Rudic  |  August 23, 2017

It's terrifying to know that the person you're speaking to is weighing your every word-and could hold the power to change your future. This is why interviews can be so stressful, and why sometimes it can be hard not to blurt out the first thing that comes to mind. No matter how long you prep for the interview, it's actual practice that gets one better at interviewing. And while there are many things you should say in a job interview, it can be harder to focus on the things not to say. We've... Read More >

How to Stay Sane When Working More than One Job

by Kristina Rudic  |  August 17, 2017

More and more, people are working past the traditional nine to five-and not just in terms of hours. According to the Harvard Business Review, millennials are "workaholics," surveying as "work martyrs" more than any other generation. This isn't the only thing-millennials also think about work more often, and for longer periods of time, than anyone else in the workforce. So it's not shocking that nearly eight million Americans are working more than one job, according to the Bureau of Labor... Read More >

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