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10 Podcasts and Audiobooks That Will Boost Your Career

by David Solloway | October 21, 2020

This wide range of podcasts and audiobooks will inspire and advise you as you conduct your job search and grow your career.

Virtually Involved: Law School Extracurriculars During the Coronavirus Pandemic

by Brian Zhang | October 20, 2020

Law school may look different this year due to COVID-19, but that doesn't mean your social life and networking opportunities need to sit on the sidelines. Check out our advice for finding and engaging in law school extracurriculars during the pandemic.

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.

How To Make The Most Impact In A Virtual Workplace as a Summer Associate

by Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP | October 15, 2020

Virtual summer programs became the new normal in 2020 due to COVID-19. Here, two summer associates from Fried Frank share their experiences working virtually and offer advice on navigating this new terrain.

4 Types of Networking Emails—and How to Write Them

by David Solloway | October 14, 2020

To maximize your networking efforts, here are four types of emails that will help you go from “potentially forgotten contact” to “recommended job applicant.”

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.

The Most In-Demand Soft Skills and Which Industries Want Them

by Vault Careers | October 02, 2020

Soft skills can be the deciding factor in an interview--but what soft skills are employers looking for? Check out this infographic to learn.

The 5 Worst Networking Connections—And How to Handle Them

by Kaitlin McManus | September 29, 2020

Networking is all about forging connections. But what if you'd rather not with certain people? Here's how to handle professionally some of the worst of contacts in your network.

7 Career Lessons I Learned from Animal Crossing: New Horizons

by Hayley Lyles | September 28, 2020

Animal Crossing is a major hit for Nintendo—but this adorable simulation game can also help you with your career.

10 Campus Novels for Those Missing School

by Kaitlin McManus | September 16, 2020

As students return to school for the fall, whether virtually or in person, it's obvious campus has changed. So we've rounded up some of the best campus novels to try and bring the magic of back-to-school season back.

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