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Derek Loosvelt

Derek Loosvelt is Vault's senior finance editor. Derek has a BS in economics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and an MFA in creative writing from the New School. His writing has appeared in several online and print publications. Previously, he worked in investment banking as an M&A analyst and associate.

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How Will a Biden Presidency Affect International Students' Job Search?

by Derek Loosvelt | November 17, 2020

We spoke with international student career expert Marcelo Barros to get a sense of how a Biden presidency will affect international students’ U.S. job search.

How the Trump Administration's New H-1B Wage-Increase Rule Affects International Students

by Derek Loosvelt | October 15, 2020

In the wake of a new rule raising the wages that employers must pay H-1B visa holders, we spoke to international student career expert Marcelo Barros.

4 Tips for Writing Tighter Cover Letters

by Derek Loosvelt | October 13, 2020

To help you writer more concise cover letters, here are four tricks that will tighten up your prose and make employers read to the end.

Q&A with Harris Williams Investment Banking Associate Bethel Hailemichael

by Derek Loosvelt | October 09, 2020

We recently spoke with Bethel Hailemichael, an associate in the healthcare and life sciences group at global investment banking firm Harris Williams.

4 Ways to Invest in Mental Health Right Now

by Derek Loosvelt | October 08, 2020

In honor of World Mental Health Day and its goal this year, here are four ways you can invest in mental health.

How Safe Will Offices Really Be When They Reopen?

by Derek Loosvelt | October 07, 2020

Given that the White House is now a Covid hotspot, it's understandable that workers are worried about returning to their offices. Here's what they need to know.

Career Change Advice from One of America's Most Successful Women

by Derek Loosvelt | September 28, 2020

Liz Elting is one of Forbes' “Richest Self-Made Women”—and an experienced career changer. Here, she offers tips for other professionals looking to make a change.

Are Fully Remote Teams More Productive and Profitable?

by Derek Loosvelt | September 22, 2020

We discuss the keys to creating a happier, more productive remote workforce with the cofounder of a 1,000-person consulting firm that's been fully remote for 20 years.

Biggest Body Language Mistake You’re Making at Work—and What to Do Instead

by Derek Loosvelt | September 17, 2020

Body language can make or break a career. Here, we discuss the biggest body language mistakes people make at work, and best practices for in-person and virtual meetings.

Can Specializing Too Early Hurt Your Career?

by Derek Loosvelt | September 08, 2020

There’s mounting evidence pointing away from early specialization—and toward its opposite—for career success.

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