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Top 5 Questions to Determine if a Firm is the Best Fit for You

by McDermott Will & Emery | August 03, 2021

Asking targeted questions during your legal interviews can help you understand a firm's culture and identify potential issues. Here are five must-ask questions.

Abbott's 'Shaping the Future of STEM' Podcast (Episode 1)

by Vault Careers | August 02, 2021

In this new podcast, Abbott neuroscientist Beth McQuiston talks with Abbott intern Jomi Babatunde-Omoya about how flexibility builds career success.

Tips for Selecting the Right Summer Associate Offer

by Sullivan & Cromwell LLP | July 27, 2021

Sullivan & Cromwell partners Jonathan Carter and Kamil Shields share some advice and tips on choosing the right summer associate offer for you.

7 Essential Career-Readiness Tips for Students

by Melissa Fisher | July 26, 2021

The transformation from student to career-seeker demands planning in advance. Here's what you need to do now to be prepared for life after school.

Summer Associate Tips for Success

by Winston & Strawn LLP | July 22, 2021

Winston & Strawn’s Hiring Committee Chair William O’Neil offers advice to help aspiring lawyers stand out during OCI and make the most of their summer.

On Campus Interview Prep Checklist [INFOGRAPHIC]

by Vault Law Editors | July 14, 2021

Preparation is key to making a good first impression during OCI. Use this OCI Prep Checklist to help you get ready for your screeners.

A Day in the Life: Law Firm Summer Associate

by Efat Elsherif, White & Case LLP | July 12, 2021

Follow one summer associate through their day working in the summer program at White & Case.

Top Questions to Ask to Determine If a Law Firm Is the Best Fit

by Caitlin Cahow | July 06, 2021

Asking questions during OCI and callbacks will provide insight into life at the law firm. Here are some tips for ideal questions to ask in your next interview.

Post-Bar Exam Travel: Unwind with These Bar Trip Ideas

by Ashley Reed | June 29, 2021

Feeling the travel itch after taking the bar exam? From your backyard to across the ocean, read on for post-bar trip ideas in a COVID-19 world.

Summer Associate Secrets to Success and Mistakes to Avoid

by Proskauer Rose LLP | June 14, 2021

Navigating the ins and outs of your summer associate program can be daunting. Here are 10 tips to help you shine as a summer associate.