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Acing the Toughest Interview Question: A Q&A with Career Coach Fran Berrick

by Stephan Maldonado | February 04, 2020

Vault interviewed Fran Berrick, founder of Spearmint Coaching, to hear how job seekers can build their brands in interviews and resonate with employers.

Common Money Mistakes College Students Can Avoid

by Sarah Daren | December 10, 2019

College is a time for learning and personal growth, but it's also tough on the old pocketbook—and not just because of student loans. Read on to learn how to avoid some financial pitfalls college can present.

5 Podcasts That Will Boost Your Career

by Laura Slingo | December 03, 2019

Here are five inspiring podcasts—from seasoned entrepreneurs, industry leaders, and lifestyle gurus—that will help you take the next step in your career.

7 Volunteer Opportunities for College Students

by Kaitlin McManus | November 19, 2019

Taking time to give back to the community during college is important—both because it's a noble cause and because it enriches your college experience. Check out these ways you can lend a hand around campus and your community.

Are You Career Ready?

by Kaitlin McManus | November 12, 2019

"Career readiness" is a buzzword around college campuses, but what does it actually mean? Here, we break down the eight core competencies that make up one's readiness to join the workforce.

How to Be Small Talk Savvy During the Job Search

by David Solloway | November 11, 2019

To be successful in the job search, you need to be ready to engage in small talk at a moment’s notice. Here are several tips to help you become small talk savvy in interviews and while networking.

How to Launch a Career in the Energy Industry

by Vault Careers | November 05, 2019

Looking for a rewarding industry to grow in? Look no further than the energy sector. Check out all of our energy industry resources to see if it's the right field for you and to set yourself up for success in this exciting field.

Adulting 101: What Benefits Should You Expect From a Potential Employer?

by Abbott | November 05, 2019

Top employers in today's market offer a wide range of benefits to entice recent graduates. Here are five you'll want to look for during your job search.

6 Underutilized Campus Resources You Should Be Using

by Kaitlin McManus | October 22, 2019

Colleges and universities offer students a lot more than classes, room, and board, though some of these offerings can fall by the wayside. Check out these under-used campus resources that can help make your college years easier, safer, and more fulfilling.

7 Tips for Effectively Scheduling Your College Life

by Kaitlin McManus | September 20, 2019

College life is a whirlwind, and it can be impossible to keep track of all the demands on your precious time. A well-kept schedule can be a valuable tool, and we've got some tips on how to get started and stick with it.

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