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This Northwestern Mutual Advisor Wants to Close the Gap for People of Color in the Financial Industry

by Northwestern Mutual | February 25, 2021

Learn about Northwestern Mutual Advisor Bilal Afolabi's journey from intern to full-time financial advisor and how he hopes his story can help bridge the gap for people of color in the financial sector.

Why Blue Matter Is Different from Other Consulting Firms

by Blue Matter Consulting | February 11, 2021

If you’re a consultant who’s looking for your next big career move—or if you’re thinking about a career in consulting—then you’re probably doing a lot of research. Learn what makes Blue Matter different from other firms.

A “Day in the Life” of a Law Firm Summer Associate

by O'Melveny & Myers LLP | January 21, 2021

A “day in the life” of a law firm summer associate looked a little different in 2020. Here’s a glimpse into a typical day for summers at O’Melveny this past summer.

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.

10 Behavioral Interviewing Tips for Success During OCI and Callbacks

by Shearman & Sterling | January 07, 2021

Behavioral interview questions are becoming more common during law firm interviews, and preparing for them is key. Read on for best practices for approaching these questions.

Strategies for Achieving Work-Life Balance in BigLaw

by Kirkland & Ellis | January 05, 2021

For many lawyers, work-life balance seems like an elusive goal, and the move to remote work in the wake of COVID-19 has blurred the lines of work and personal time even more. Read on for strategies on achieving balance.

Advice for Assessing Whether a Law Firm Values Diversity

by Kasey Hemphill | December 08, 2020

Diversity is becoming increasingly valued in the legal community, but how do you know if a firm truly values a diverse workplace? Associate Kasey Hemphill offers her take.

Three Questions To Ask During The Law Firm Recruiting Process This Year

by Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP | November 19, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic had a significant impact on law firm summer associate programs in 2020—asking how firms rersponded is useful in making an informed decision about which summer program is right for you. Here are three important questions to ask during your law firm interviews this year.

Five Ways Associates Can Adapt Their Practices During the Pandemic

by Lisa Bohl and Gerald Meyer—MoloLamken LLP | November 12, 2020

COVID-19 has changed how lawyers work, but that doesn’t mean law firm associates' professional or business development has to stall. Read on for five ways that you can adapt and strengthen your legal practice during the pandemic and beyond.

An Interview with an AI Professional at Deloitte Consulting

by Vault Consulting Editors | November 10, 2020

We spoke with an AI professional at Deloitte about life at the firm and her advice to jobseekers exploring a consulting career.

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