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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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What to Wear to Appear More ‘Trustworthy’ and ‘Authentic’ in Zoom Meetings

by Derek Loosvelt | July 01, 2020

According to a new survey of nearly 500 professionals, there are certain ways to dress for video chats to make you appear more "trustworthy" and "authentic."

4 Career Lessons from Janelle Monáe

by Derek Loosvelt | July 01, 2020

There's a lot to learn from the singer, songwriter, actor, performer, producer, and activist Janelle Monáe. Here are four lessons from her successful career.

The Difference Between How Black and White Professionals Rate Their Firms in Diversity

by Derek Loosvelt | June 26, 2020

In the wake of worldwide anti-racist protests, we took a close look at how professionals responded to diversity questions in our banking and accounting surveys.

How Trump’s Executive Order Halting H-1B Visas Affects International Students and Big Tech

by Derek Loosvelt | June 25, 2020

In the wake of President Trump's executive order freezing temporary work visas, including H-1Bs, we spoke to international student career expert Marcelo Barros.

How to Be an Ally and Fight Racism at Work

by Derek Loosvelt | June 24, 2020

We recently spoke with career coach Kaila Kea-Lewis about what a true "ally" is and does, and what employees can do to help fight racism in the workplace.

The Most LGBTQ-Friendly Firm on Wall Street

by Derek Loosvelt | June 18, 2020

In honor of the landmark Supreme Court ruling on LGBTQ rights, we’re highlighting the top-ranked firm in our 2020 ranking of the best banks for LGBTQ Diversity.

4 Ways Companies Can Hire More Black Professionals, According to Black CEOs

by Derek Loosvelt | June 10, 2020

Here are four actions employers can take to increase the hiring and promoting of black professionals, according to black chief executives.

How to Talk About George Floyd and Racism with Your Team

by Derek Loosvelt | June 03, 2020

If you're finding it hard to know how to speak to your team about George Floyd's death and the anti-racist protests, here are some tips and ideas that can help.

How Top Wall Streets Firms Are Reacting to George Floyd's Death

by Derek Loosvelt | June 01, 2020

In the wake of George Floyd's death, several top Wall Street employers have issued statements about the incident, other incidents like it, and the protests that have followed.

Silver Lining for the Class of 2020

by Derek Loosvelt | May 20, 2020

These are scary, uncertain, unsettling times. But they're also times that present opportunities that no graduating class in history has ever been given.

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