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Vault’s Careers Blog covers working world news and trends, with advice and strategies for modern careerists. Careers Blog contributors advise on everything from cover letters to exit interviews, with an ear to the ground on recruiting trends, unemployment numbers, and the ever changing job market.


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The Top Internships for 2018

by Vault Careers  |  October 09, 2017

Today, Vault released its latest Internship Rankings. This year, our rankings are based on a survey of more than 12,000 interns and include 15 different ranking categories. The Most Prestigious Internships ranks the companies that students most desire to have on their résumé, while the Best 50 Inter Read More >

Facebook Live: Behind-The-Scenes with Vault’s Consulting Editor

by Vault Careers  |  October 04, 2017

Have you ever wondered how we come up with our consulting rankings? In this video featuring our very own Consulting Editor, Phil Stott, we tell you just that. On Thursday, October 5, we made a Facebook Live video starring Phil and interviewed him about this year's consulting rankings. From the methodology behind the rankings, to key takeaways from this year's results, to exciting consulting updates to look forward to on Vault, Phil gave us the scoop on the consulting industry. Be sure to... Read More >

Deutsche Bank Recruiters' Top 3 Tips for Landing an Internship

by Vault Careers  |  October 03, 2017

There's a lot to consider when pursuing your first internship: from building your personal brand and developing your resume to effectively communicating your strengths and experiences. That's why we asked some of Deutsche Bank's recruiters what advice they'd give students looking to break into the world of financial services. They offered some great ideas about how to differentiate yourself to land an internship, and below are their top tips. 1. Build a brand, tell your story People will... Read More >

The Highest Paying Part-Time Jobs for Students

by Vault Careers  |  September 26, 2017

Around this time of the year, if you're a student, you might be realizing you'd like to get a part-time job on campus so that you can have a little extra spending money. Yet between mountains of reading, research papers, and problem sets-not to mention extracurricular activities-you're probably short on time. So, you want to find a gig that pays well per hour but also offers you flexibility around your class schedule. If you're wondering which kind of part-time job you should seek out,... Read More >

What Does Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella Look For in New Hires?

by Vault Careers  |  September 26, 2017

Today, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella published his first book, Hit Refresh: The Quest to Rediscover Microsoft's Soul and Imagine a Better Future for Everyone. Accordong to the Wall Street Journal, Nadella's memoir "explains [Microsoft's] corporate transformation, lays out his hopeful vision for technol Read More >

Will NYC's New Cornell Tech Push Silicon Alley Passed Silicon Valley?

by Vault Careers  |  September 19, 2017

Last week, Cornell Tech began its first semester of operation. The new graduate tech school on Roosevelt Island in New York City is a joint venture between Ithaca, N.Y.'s Cornell University and Haifa, Israel's Technion-Israel Institute of Technology. The two universities together won the bidding when, in 2011, then-New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg put out the invite to universities worldwide to bid on creating a new campus in the city. Here's the former mayor speaking Read More >

What's the Difference Between a Happy Job and a Meaningful One?

by Vault Careers  |  September 15, 2017

We often search for jobs and lives that will make us happy. However, research shows that meaningful work and life experiences are more desirable than ones that bring us happiness. In fact, meaning makes us feel less lonely, more content, and more engaged than happiness does. Earlier this year, Emily Esfahani Smith, a New York Times and Wall Street Journal Read More >

5 Essential Items to Bring to an Interview

by Vault Careers  |  August 30, 2017

If you're out of interview shape, then you might want a refresher on what you need to bring to an interview. There's nothing worse than arriving at an interview and realizing you forgot something essential. So, we've compiled 5 must-haves to bring with you to your next interview, to help you maximize your chances of landing the job. 1. Copies of your résumé You should always arrive at an interview with several printed copies of your résumé. You never know who might ask for your... Read More >

5 Tips for Finding a Job at a Top Biotech Startup

by Vault Careers  |  August 28, 2017

The pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry produces drugs and other products that help people and animals live healthier lives, recover from injuries, and fight illnesses. From its humble origins in local pharmacies and apothecaries that prepared "home remedies" during the Middle Ages, the pharmaceutical and biotechnology (or pharma/biotech) industry has grown into one of the leading industries in the world. In the U.S., it's the third most profitable industry in terms of percentage of... Read More >

A Day in the Life of a Web Developer

by Vault Careers  |  August 15, 2017

Jules Gravinese is a self-employed web developer. She's the owner of Web Veteran, a web design and consulting business. Gravinese spoke to Vault about what a day in her life looks like. 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.: I wake up. (This probably sounds lazy. But bear with me, reserving judgment until you hear about the whole day.) I check e-mail for any emergencies and act accordingly. With all clear, I help with miscellaneous chores and have breakfast with my family. Then I shower. 9:30 a.m.: Round Read More >

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