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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 to Be Persuasive in Video Interviews and Virtual Meetings

by Derek Loosvelt | May 07, 2021

We spoke with negotiation and influence expert Andres Lares about his new book, "Persuade," and how it applies to interviews and meetings.

6 Options for International Students Who Didn’t Win the H-1B Lottery

by Derek Loosvelt | May 04, 2021

We spoke with international student career expert Marcelo Barros about the options available to international students who didn't win the H-1B lottery.

How to Write a Cover Letter Like Hemingway

by Derek Loosvelt | April 30, 2021

Ernest Hemingway used these five writing guidelines throughout his career. Find out how they can help you write better cover letters.

3 Career Lessons from Oscar-Winner Chloé Zhao

by Derek Loosvelt | April 26, 2021

Here are three lessons that anyone, inside or outside the film industry, can take away from the award-winning filmmaker's short but wildly successful career.

3 Remote Work Rules You’re Free to Break

by Derek Loosvelt | April 23, 2021

Here are three common rules about remote work you've been granted to permission to break.

50 Best Accounting Firms for 2022

by Derek Loosvelt | April 15, 2021

Our new accounting rankings are here! Find out which firm ranks No. 1 overall, and which firms rank No. 1 in workplace categories like culture, compensation, and hours.

16 Behavioral Interview Questions Big 4 Firms Ask—and How to Answer Them

by Derek Loosvelt | April 06, 2021

If you’re looking to join a Big 4 firm, here are the “Tell me about a time …” questions you need to nail (along with helpful hints on how to nail them).

Should Employees Be Able to Keep Working Remotely Post-Covid?

by Derek Loosvelt | February 03, 2021

How should employers engage with employees who want to work remotely after Covid? And how should employees speak with their managers if they want to keep working from home?

Which Wall Street Firms Are Best for Racial and Ethnic Diversity?

by Derek Loosvelt | February 01, 2021

In honor of Black History Month, we’re highlighting the five firms that topped our 2021 ranking of the Best Banking Firms for Racial & Ethnic Diversity.

3 Essential Job-Search Strategies for International Students in 2021

by Derek Loosvelt | January 28, 2021

Now that Biden is in office, are there new job-search strategies international students should be using? We spoke with career expert Marcelo Barros to find out.