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How Career Services Professionals Can Prepare Students for Uncertainty in the Age of COVID-19

by Matt Cardin | May 19, 2020

Students face a daunting job search during this pandemic. How can career services professionals prepare students for the unexpected in the age of COVID-19?

How the Coronavirus Pandemic Is Affecting Admissions: A Q&A with Anna Ivey, Admissions Consultant

by Kaitlin McManus | April 10, 2020

What does the COVID-19 pandemic mean for professional school admissions? Vault consults an expert on what to expect in the wake of our new reality.

Professional Etiquette Basics: Unspoken Rules and How to Navigate Them

by Kaitlin McManus | February 25, 2020

Being new to the workplace means that you might not know some of the unspoken rules. Let's review some of the basics of professional etiquette so you can start your career off on the right foot.

How to Rock a Career Fair

by Vault Careers | February 19, 2020

Career fairs can be great for getting your resume out, but they can also be overwhelming. Check out this video for tips on how to stand out and make an impression at your campus' next career fair.

Acing the Toughest Interview Question: A Q&A with Career Coach Fran Berrick

by Stephan Maldonado | February 04, 2020

Vault interviewed Fran Berrick, founder of Spearmint Coaching, to hear how job seekers can build their brands in interviews and resonate with employers.

Common Money Mistakes College Students Can Avoid

by Sarah Daren | December 10, 2019

College is a time for learning and personal growth, but it's also tough on the old pocketbook—and not just because of student loans. Read on to learn how to avoid some financial pitfalls college can present.

5 Podcasts That Will Boost Your Career

by Laura Slingo | December 03, 2019

Here are five inspiring podcasts—from seasoned entrepreneurs, industry leaders, and lifestyle gurus—that will help you take the next step in your career.

7 Volunteer Opportunities for College Students

by Kaitlin McManus | November 19, 2019

Taking time to give back to the community during college is important—both because it's a noble cause and because it enriches your college experience. Check out these ways you can lend a hand around campus and your community.

Are You Career Ready?

by Kaitlin McManus | November 12, 2019

"Career readiness" is a buzzword around college campuses, but what does it actually mean? Here, we break down the eight core competencies that make up one's readiness to join the workforce.

How to Be Small Talk Savvy During the Job Search

by David Solloway | November 11, 2019

To be successful in the job search, you need to be ready to engage in small talk at a moment’s notice. Here are several tips to help you become small talk savvy in interviews and while networking.

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