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Vault's Top-Ranked Internship Programs for Training and Mentoring

by Vault Careers | May 06, 2021

In the following videos, professionals from top-ranked internship programs speak about their programs' focus on formal and informal training and mentoring.

Tips for Approaching & Successfully Completing Summer Associate Assignments

by Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP | May 05, 2021

As a summer associate, you’ll tackle real legal work and explore your practice interests. Here are eight ways to maximize your summer assignments.

Lessons Learned from Virtual OCI

by Mary Kate Sheridan | May 04, 2021

This past year, many law schools and law firms shifted to remote interviewing due to COVID-19. Here are five takeaways from this virtual recruiting season.

5 Rules for Success as a Summer Associate

by Beth Landers, Director, Recruiting—Bracewell LLP | May 03, 2021

In the coming weeks, law firms will launch their summer programs. Here are five tips for making the most out of your summer associate experience.

5 Rewarding Careers That Let You Be Your Own Boss

by Freya Kuka | April 29, 2021

If you’re ready to make the jump from “employee” to “boss,” here are five of the best self-employed careers out there.

How to Hire Freelancers [INFOGRAPHIC]

by Vault Careers | April 06, 2021

Freelancers can be a huge boon to businesses, particularly small businesses. Check out this infographic on how to hire the best.

Jumpstarting Your Legal Internship Search: Government Roles

by Ashley Reed | March 31, 2021

A government internship is a valuable way to develop legal skills and explore potential legal career paths. Read on for tips on applying to these roles.

Considering a Judicial Clerkship? Three Questions Asked & Answered.

by Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP | March 29, 2021

Judicial clerkships are an excellent way to expand your legal training. Read on for responses to three critical questions for those considering a clerkship.

Best Practices for Recruiting and Attracting Top Internship Talent: A Discussion with Abbott and Northwestern Mutual

by Vault Careers | March 23, 2021

Join us on March 25th for a live discussion with industry-leading recruiters from Abbott and Northwestern Mutual to learn about new strategic recruiting initiatives.

How To Answer Five Common Legal Interview Questions

by Ashley Reed | March 21, 2021

The key to nailing your next legal job interview is practicing in advance. Check out these common interview questions and tips on how to approach them.