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What Are the Benefits of a 'Work BFF' and How Do You Find One?

by Vault Careers | May 15, 2019

A 'work BFF' can help you in many ways. But what exactly can having a 'work BFF' do for you? And how do you go about getting one?

Law Firm Economics: Why Does It Matter to You?

by Shalla Prichard, Partner—Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP | May 15, 2019

Law firm economics can have a significant impact on the lives of junior associates. Learn more about these principles, as well as tactful questions you can ask a potential employer to determine how their model might affect you.

How to Lay the Foundation for Future Success as an Associate During Your Summer

by Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP | May 08, 2019

Your 2L summer is an exciting time to take advantage of and learn from as many experiences as you can. Check out these six tips for maximizing your summer associate experience so that you’re on the right track for success as an associate.

Benefits of a Flexible Work Assignment System

by Sullivan & Cromwell LLP | May 06, 2019

A flexible assignment system offers summer associates more control over their work experiences, but making new connections and selecting assignments can be overwhelming. Here are tips on making the most of these systems from two law firm partners.

Insider Advice on Picking a Practice Area: Perspectives from Kirkland & Ellis

by Kirkland & Ellis LLP | May 01, 2019

Selecting a practice area is an important early step in one's legal career. Here, a BigLaw associate discusses how she researched and chose her practice.

Holistic Development: 4 Areas That Boost Consultants’ Professional Growth

by Vault Consulting Editors | April 16, 2019

Holistic training goes beyond practical skills to consider the person as a whole. Learn about three key areas: tiered training, relationship building, and employee input.

Roland Berger's CEO on Owning the Future & Managing the Present: When Consulting Returns to the Roots

by Charles-Edouard Bouée, CEO of Roland Berger | April 15, 2019

As the AI market reshapes industries, companies must anticipate these transformations if they do not want to be left behind. How will consultants own the future?

Culture, Innovation, and Enrichment: A Consulting Data Scientist Shares His Perspective on Life at Deloitte

by Stephan Maldonado | April 15, 2019

We recently spoke with Kyle Harbacek, a Specialist Master with Deloitte Consulting LLP, about how the firm's learning-rich culture positions consultants for success.

3 R&D Medical Device Roles: Preparing for the Next 5 Years in the Ever-Evolving Industry

by Graham Templeton | March 05, 2019

These three medical device roles are evolving by the day — so how can a new university graduate hope to hit such moving targets?

Communicating Feedback with Candor and Clarity

by Angie Wilks and Jeeho Lee | December 17, 2018

Feedback is critical to developing as an attorney. Adopt these three simple steps to make delivering and requesting effective feedback part of your everyday practice.

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