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100 Best Internships for 2020

by Vault Careers | October 15, 2019

Based on a survey of nearly 14,000 interns, Vault's 2020 Internship Rankings highlight the most prestigious internships, best overall internships, best industry-specific internships, and programs offering the best quality of life, career development, compensation and benefits, diversity, and employment prospects.

To Make a Positive Impact, Intern at This Global Bank

by Vault Careers | October 08, 2019

When deciding where to intern, students often ask themselves two important questions: “Will the work I perform make a difference on the projects I'm staffed on?” and “Will the projects I work on make a significant impact on the world?” Here, you'll find out about one global financial institution that offers students roles and assignments that make a difference.

5 Automation Trends Impacting the Finance Industry and 10 Fintech Firms Driving Them

by Christopher Grey | August 13, 2019

Finance firms are increasingly using tools and programs to automate their work processes. Here are five areas in which automation is disrupting the finance industry, along with some of the fintech firms driving this change—all of which are hiring.

What Are the Benefits of a 'Work BFF' and How Do You Find One?

by Vault Careers | May 15, 2019

A 'work BFF' can help you in many ways. But what exactly can having a 'work BFF' do for you? And how do you go about getting one?

3 Things You're Doing Wrong When Giving Performance Feedback to Your Team

by Derek Loosvelt | April 25, 2019

Performance feedback is just as hard to give as to receive. Here are three things managers are likely doing wrong when giving critical feedback to employees.

A Day in the Life of an Investment Banking Associate at Harris Williams

by Vault Careers | April 16, 2019

Here's what a typical day looks like in the life of Maury Nolen, an investment banking associate for Harris Williams.

3 Takeaways from Goldman Sachs' Aggressive Pursuit of Diversity

by Derek Loosvelt | March 27, 2019

Goldman announced plans to drastically improve the diversity of its workforce. Here's how the plans will affect the firm, Wall Street, and the workforce at large.

Pros and Cons of Working for the Big 4 and Other Top Accounting Firms

by Derek Loosvelt | March 20, 2019

We've compiled the most common pros and cons of working in accounting, as told to us by 8,000 accounting professionals of all levels, from entry level to partner.

11 New Behavioral Interview Questions Big 4 Firms Are Asking Now

by Vault Careers | February 26, 2019

Here are several new "Tell me about a time ..." interview questions that Big 4 professionals told us their firms are now asking interviewees.

How and Where to Find a Venture Capital Job

by Vault Careers | November 29, 2018

If you're thinking about joining the red-hot VC industry, here's everything you need to know to get your job search started.

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