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A Quick Guide to 1L Summer Jobs

by Shelley Awe | January 19, 2021

Your 1L summer is your first chance to get “real” lawyering experience—so what kind of job should you pursue? Here is a quick guide to the different routes you might consider.

Winter WFH Tips to Stay Positive and Productive

by Samantha Rupp | January 19, 2021

Here are five tips to help you maintain your focus and boost your productivity while you work remotely during the winter months.

Vault's 2021 Ranking of the Best Consulting Firms in Europe and Asia-Pacific

by Stephan Maldonado | January 19, 2021

We're thrilled to announce the release of our annual rankings of the Best Consulting Firms to Work For in Europe and Asia-Pacific America for 2021! See who's No. 1 around the world.

Get Involved in Affinity Groups as a Summer Associate

by Natalie Gow, Associate—Allen & Overy LLP | January 18, 2021

Participation in law firm affinity groups can increase your access to attorneys across the firm, raise your profile, create opportunities for mentorship, and teach you how to be an active participant in an increasingly diverse legal landscape.

5 Essential Networking Steps for Undergrads and Grad Students

by Vibhu Sinha | January 14, 2021

Here are the five steps of professional networking for undergrad and grad students looking for internships and full-time jobs.

How to Select the Right Summer Associate Program: Advice from Law Firm Associates

by Vault Law Editors | January 13, 2021

Having multiple law firm offers is exciting, but how do you decide which summer associate program is right for you? Here, real law firm associates share their advice on how to choose.

Vault's 2021 Rankings of the Best Consulting Firms to Work For

by Stephan Maldonado | January 13, 2021

We're thrilled to announce the release of our annual rankings of the Best Consulting Firms to Work For in North America for 2021! See who came out on top amidst a year of unprecedented upheaval.

Vault Acquires Firsthand, the Leading Mentoring and Engagement Platform for Students and Alumni

by Fredrik Marø | January 13, 2021

We're thrilled to announce that Vault has joined forces with Firsthand, the premier career mentoring and engagement platform for students and alumni. Find out how we're taking our mission of democratizing access to great careers to a whole new level.

The Dark Side of Productivity

by Kaitlin McManus | January 12, 2021

Productivity is something that most people strive for in their day. But too much of a good thing can have mental health repercussions.

Sidley Recruiters Share the Top Eight Questions You Should Ask in Your Law Firm Interview

by Jenny Connelly and Lauryn Bronstein—Sidley Austin LLP | January 11, 2021

Crafting thoughtful, interesting questions is an important step in preparing for your next law firm interview. Here, recruiters from Sidley share top questions you should ask.

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