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Kaitlin McManus

Kaitlin McManus is Vault’s Associate Law Editor. She received her B.A. in English from Illinois Wesleyan University and her M.F.A. in Creative Writing from The New School. She has worked for a literary magazine and a publisher focused on nonfiction music titles. Now she writes career advice content for Vault’s blog (most notably for the undergrad blog) and works on Vault's various law guides. She always told her parents she'd never be an attorney—they think her current position is extremely funny.

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5 Takeaways from Obama’s Commencement Speech for the Class of 2020

by Kaitlin McManus | May 19, 2020

The Class of 2020 may not have gotten to experience traditional graduation ceremonies, but Obama's amazing commencement speech may have helped to ease the sting. Check out our takeaways.

Law Twitter Accounts to Keep You in the Legal Loop

by Kaitlin McManus | May 07, 2020

Law Twitter is a special place, and what better platform to connect with the legal sphere in these disconnected times? Discover some new accounts to follow to keep you on the cutting edge of the legal world's conversation.

5 Instagram Accounts to Follow for a Career Boost

by Kaitlin McManus | May 01, 2020

LinkedIn isn't the only way to use social media to your advantage on a job search! Check out these Instagram accounts that can help you on your career journey.

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.

Apps to Help You Get Through Remote Campus Life

by Kaitlin McManus | April 03, 2020

Remote college can be tough—we've got some app suggestions that might ease the transition and get you through the semester!

5 Must-Have Resources for Freelancers

by Kaitlin McManus | March 27, 2020

In these uncertain times, when working from home is encouraged, freelancing can seem like a desirable way to work. Let's go over some tools freelancers will need to succeed.

4 Tips for Setting Up a Virtual Study Group

by Kaitlin McManus | March 24, 2020

School is a lot different now in this age of COVID-19, but that doesn't mean everything has to stop. Check out our tips on starting up a virtual study group with your classmates!

LinkedIn Mistakes to Avoid—Learn from Mine!

by Kaitlin McManus | March 17, 2020

What better time to update your LinkedIn profile? Let me walk you through all the rookie mistakes I made and how to fix them on your profile.

5 Genuinely Productive Things to Do in Quarantine

by Kaitlin McManus | March 13, 2020

The possibility to quarantine or self-isolation due to the COVID-19 pandemic can be daunting, but we've got some ways that you can fill the time productively (and hopefully cut down on some anxiety).

So Your Campus Went Remote—Now What?

by Kaitlin McManus | March 11, 2020

Campuses across the nation have decided to have students attend classes remotely. How do we adjust to this new, temporary, reality?

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