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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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50 Best Accounting Firms for 2022

by Derek Loosvelt | April 15, 2021

Our new accounting rankings are here! Find out which firm ranks No. 1 overall, and which firms rank No. 1 in workplace categories like culture, compensation, and hours.

16 Behavioral Interview Questions Big 4 Firms Ask—and How to Answer Them

by Derek Loosvelt | April 06, 2021

If you’re looking to join a Big 4 firm, here are the “Tell me about a time …” questions you need to nail (along with helpful hints on how to nail them).

Should Employees Be Able to Keep Working Remotely Post-Covid?

by Derek Loosvelt | February 03, 2021

How should employers engage with employees who want to work remotely after Covid? And how should employees speak with their managers if they want to keep working from home?

Which Wall Street Firms Are Best for Racial and Ethnic Diversity?

by Derek Loosvelt | February 01, 2021

In honor of Black History Month, we’re highlighting the five firms that topped our 2021 ranking of the Best Banking Firms for Racial & Ethnic Diversity.

3 Essential Job-Search Strategies for International Students in 2021

by Derek Loosvelt | January 28, 2021

Now that Biden is in office, are there new job-search strategies international students should be using? We spoke with career expert Marcelo Barros to find out.

25 Best Investment Banks to Work For in 2021

by Derek Loosvelt | January 26, 2021

Based on our survey of more than 3,000 banking professionals, here are the 25 best investment banks to work for in 2021.

How to Train Your Brain to Work Better and Faster

by Derek Loosvelt | January 20, 2021

These brain-training tips from brain surgeon and CNN correspondent Sanjay Gupta can improve your creativity, productivity, and efficiency.

How Will a Biden Presidency Affect International Students' Job Search?

by Derek Loosvelt | November 17, 2020

We spoke with international student career expert Marcelo Barros to get a sense of how a Biden presidency will affect international students’ U.S. job search.

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.

4 Tips for Writing Tighter Cover Letters

by Derek Loosvelt | October 13, 2020

To help you writer more concise cover letters, here are four tricks that will tighten up your prose and make employers read to the end.