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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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Inclusive Commute: Hispanic Heritage Month Edition

by Kaitlin McManus | September 17, 2019

Hispanic Heritage Month began on September 15th, so we're back with another installation of Inclusive Commute—this time featuring Hispanic and Latinx voices to appreciate and engage with on our too-long commutes.

The Night Before an Interview—A Checklist

by Kaitlin McManus | September 17, 2019

The anxiety that comes the night before a big interview can be worse than the interview itself. Here's a checklist of what to go through the night before so you can relax, let go, and crush your interview.

Back-to-School Checklist: Must-Dos for Every College Student

by Kaitlin McManus | September 10, 2019

Welcome back to school! Have you got all your ducks in a row? Check out these tips for starting the school year off right—no matter what year you're in.

The Most (and Least) Valuable College Majors

by Kaitlin McManus | September 03, 2019

Choosing what to major in is perhaps the most important decision one can make in college. Will your major get you the most bang for your buck, or will it be ramen noodles for you long after graduation?

How to Get Experience When You Have No Experience [INFOGRAPHIC]

by Kaitlin McManus | August 23, 2019

Ever seen a posting for an entry-level job that said "two years experience required"? It's frustrating, to say the least. This infographic walks you through some ways to get experience before landing that first job.

5 Reasons It’s Important to Keep a Work Diary

by Kaitlin McManus | August 20, 2019

A daily work diary can be an important tool at various steps in your career. Here are a few reasons you should keep that notebook handy.

The Princeton Review Ranks Colleges with Best Career Services

by Kaitlin McManus | August 13, 2019

The Princeton Review, long-time ranker of schools, has released their rankings of the best career services offices. Does your school make the cut?

4 Self-Care Myths We Need to Eradicate—Right Now

by Kaitlin McManus | July 30, 2019

Work and school are stressful, and it's easy to get burnt out—self-care is important in combating burnout, but we need to address some of the myths about self-care that exist, too.

Five Tips for Getting Out of “Work Mode” After 5:00

by Kaitlin McManus | July 02, 2019

Putting work on the back burner when you're supposed to be done for the day can be a challenge. We've got five tips that'll help you shake your "work brain" and get back to your life.

How to Answer the “How Would Someone Else Describe You?” Interview Question

by Kaitlin McManus | June 19, 2019

What do people talk about when they talk about you? We give you some tips on how to answer when an interviewer asks what your friends, coworkers, and boss would say about you.

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