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Mary Kate Sheridan

Mary Kate is Vault's Senior Law Editor. She holds a JD from Columbia Law School, an MFA in Creative Writing from The New School, and a BA in English from Mary Washington College. Mary Kate covers legal careers, the legal industry, and general career advice. Previously, Mary Kate worked as a litigator at a Vault 100 law firm.

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Practice Perspectives: Everything You Need to Know About Legal Practice Areas

by Mary Kate Sheridan | May 26, 2021

Vault's 2021 Practice Perspectives guide is here! Take a sneak peak into life as a corporate lawyer and as a litigator at some of the most prestigious firms.

How to Create a Law Firm Bid List for OCI [Infographic]

by Mary Kate Sheridan | May 18, 2021

Selecting a list of law firms for OCI can be daunting. Check out this infographic for four tips to help you research and narrow your bid list.

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.

Interview Questions You Should Ask in the Wake of COVID-19

by Mary Kate Sheridan | February 17, 2021

These sample interview questions will help you explore how your target law firms have responded to the coronavirus pandemic.

New Year's Resolutions for Your Career in 2021

by Mary Kate Sheridan | December 31, 2020

This past year brought tremendous change to the professional lives of many. Here are six New Year's resolutions to refocus on your career in 2021.

5 Ways to Maximize Your Job Search During the Holidays

by Mary Kate Sheridan | November 25, 2020

The holidays are the perfect time to get a leg up on your job search. Here are five ways that you can make the most of this time and land your dream job.

5 Tips for Tackling Remote Law School Exams

by Mary Kate Sheridan | April 23, 2020

Law school finals are quickly approaching, and many law students will be taking their exams virtually. Here are five tips for nailing your remote tests.

9 Tips for Working from Home with Kids

by Mary Kate Sheridan | March 25, 2020

Being a working parent during coronavirus shutdowns isn't easy. Here are nine tips to help you balance child care with your full-time job.

How to Handle Your Legal Job Search During the Coronavirus Outbreak

by Mary Kate Sheridan | March 23, 2020

Whether you are a law student or attorney, the coronavirus pandemic has likely derailed your legal job search or career planning. Below are some tips for navigating this uncertain time when it comes to OCI, summer associate and internship positions, and the lateral job search.

Why You Should Do Multiple Internships During Law School

by Mary Kate Sheridan | March 02, 2020

A legal internship can provide myriad benefits to law students just starting to pave their career paths. And you probably shouldn't stop at just one internship—here's why.