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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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Kaitlin McManus

Kaitlin McManus is Firsthand's 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 Firsthand’s Library (most notably for the undergrad blog) and creates many of the employer profiles featured on Firsthand.

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Rob Porter

Rob Porter is an editor at First Hand. Rob earned a BA in writing from SUNY Empire State College in Long Island, New York, with a focus on screenwriting. He has written advertising copy for technology companies, and has appeared in online publications covering popular culture and film.

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Vault Careers

Vault's Career blog provides advice and job search strategies for the modern careerist. From resume advice to starting your own business, this blog will give you the advice need in this competitive market.

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Vault Law Editors

Broadly law-related subjects potentially of interest or amusement to law students and practicing lawyers, with an emphasis on how changes within the legal industry may affect job seekers.

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Stephan Maldonado

Stephan Maldonado received his Bachelor of Arts in English from Cornell University. His professional experience includes more than six years of writing for the web as a digital marketer, copywriter, and editor. His writing spans numerous industries, including education, healthcare, retail, and fitness and nutrition. He is an aspiring novelist and is working on a novel in his free time. Stephan currently resides in New York.

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Mary Kate Sheridan

Mary Kate is Vault's former Senior Law Editor. She is an attorney with a J.D. from Columbia Law School, an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from The New School, and a B.A. in English from Mary Washington College. Previously, Mary Kate worked as a litigator at a Vault 100 law firm.

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Ashley Reed

Ashley Reed holds a J.D. from Appalachian School of law and a B.A. degree in Politics from Marymount University. She covers law school advice, bar exam tips, and legal careers. Ashley's prior experience includes clerking with the Department of Homeland Security and working at a criminal law office.

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Brian Zhang

Brian Zhang is Vault's Law Intern. He assists the team by writing and editing content on law school, legal careers, and the law industry. He is pursuing his J.D. at the University of California, Davis School of Law and received his B.S. from UCLA. Prior to joining Vault, he clerked at a law firm and interned with in-house counsel at a semiconductor company.

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Sarah Kuhn

Sarah Kuhn is a Sales and Marketing Coordinator at Vault. She graduated from the University of Northern Iowa where her studies focused on foreign language and literature. Professionally she has held a variety of positions within financial services. After moving to New York, Sarah gained recruitment experience at New York Life Insurance Company. When she isn’t recruiting or helping the Vault team she likes to study French new wave film and play drums in her band.

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Shelley Awe

Shelley Awe is Vault's Senior Law Editor. Based in Chicago, Shelley covers law school and legal career advice and insights on Vault's Career Advice Blog. Shelley received her J.D. from Northwestern Pritzker School of Law and her B.S. from the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Prior to joining Vault, Shelley was a litigation associate at a Vault Law 100 firm.

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Phil Stott

Phil Stott is a Vault Editor. Since joining Vault in 2007, he has covered a variety of industries including consulting, consumer products and technology.

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Matt Moody

Matt is Vault’s Law Editor and writes about legal industry news and career advice on Vault’s Law Blog. Prior to joining Vault, Matt worked as a litigator at two Vault 100 law firms. Matt has a JD from Georgetown Law and a BS in Journalism from the University of Florida.

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Kristina Rudic

Kristina is Vault's associate law editor and reports on a variety of matters from technology to college advice. She received her BA in English with a focus in Creative Writing from the University of Iowa. Prior to joining the Vault team, Kristina has been a freelance writer in New York, covering food, local events, start-ups, and work out trends.

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Jon Minners

Jon Minners is Vault's Senior Marketing Manager. This is his second go-around with Vault, serving as the company’s Communications Manager from 2009-2011. Since re-joining Vault in 2016, Jon concentrates on Vault’s social media channels, its Internship and Education portals and writes blogs based off his own observations in the workplace. A New Yorker for life, Jon earned his BA in Journalism from Baruch College and served as the Managing Editor for the Bronx Times Reporter before working in different public relations and marketing capacities for The New York Public Library, Montefiore Medical Center and the NYC Department for the Aging.

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Isabel Sperry

Isabel Sperry is a Client Development Coordinator on the Vault marketing team. A graduate of Yale University, she earned her BA in American Studies with a focus on American literature and art history. Isabel is a contributing Vault blogger on topics such as undergraduate career development and working as a young professional.

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Nicole Weber

Nicole covers news and career advice relating to the legal industry on Vault’s Law Blog. Nicole has a J.D. from Georgetown Law and a B.A. from Williams College.

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Kaitlin Edleman

Kaitlin is an associate attorney at a small law firm that focuses on bar and restuarant law in New York City. Before joining her current firm, Kaitlin served as Vault's Associate Law Editor. Following law school, she clerked for the Honorable Randall Smith and the Honorable Marjorie Arrington of the First Judicial Circuit of Virginia. Kaitlin earned her J.D. from George Mason University School of Law and her B.A. from University of Maryland.

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Aman Singh Das

Get Vault's take on the latest news, trends and events in the Corporate Social Responsibility sphere. In Good Company discusses the many dimensions of diversity, career leadership and corporate sustainability, and how these constantly evolving trends affect your career.

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Angela Kopolovich

Angela covers topics related to law firm life, as well as the ins and outs of a legal job search.

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Cathy Vandewater

Cathy is an associate producer for

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Deborah Grayson Riegel

Deborah Grayson Riegel is the CEO and Chief Communication Coach of TalkSupport: Crunch-Time Coaching for Big Presentations and Tricky Conversations. She and her team of experts offer coaching and workshops to help busy professionals say what needs to be said with less stress and more success, especially when stakes are high and time is tight. Don’t be left speechless! Deborah is an expert contributor for the New York Times, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, Forbes, Fast Company, and the Huffington Post. Visit Deborah online at for additional tips, tools and strategies, or download her free e-book “50 Tips to Help You Ace Your Next Big Presentation or Tricky Conversation” here:

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Evan Lerner

Evan Lerner is the founder of Lerner, Cumbo & Associates, a NYC-based search and staffing company active in legal, financial/accounting, and administrative placement.

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Gerald Buck

Gerald Buck is the editor of EJobApplications’ career resources, an online tool for job seekers offering free downloadable job application forms, career advice, interview and resume tips. He can be reached via email at or on Twitter @eJobApplication.

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Hindi Greenberg

Hindi Greenberg, J.D., is the president of Lawyers in Transition. She consults with individual lawyers nationwide on career satisfaction and options in and out of law, and with law firms on outplacing their attorneys.

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Judy Yuan

Having worked in the worlds of finance and law, Judy has a unique lens on both industries. Judy blogs about career advice for law students interested in a career in financial services, currently practicing lawyers, and lawyers looking to move from practicing law to a career in finance.

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Kristine Schoonmaker

Kristine Schoonmaker, founder of Bold Dish, Inc., is dedicated to helping women create meaningful lives and invaluable friendships. Her eZine Bold Dish On the Go and signature “dinner parties in a box” marry life coaching and party planning to give you everything you need to have more fun, meaningful get-togethers with your girlfriends. If you’re ready to boldly create the life you’re craving, learn more and get your FREE eZine subscription at

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Piyali Syam

Piyali blogs about both general and law-related career topics.

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Rachel Marx Boufford

Rachel covers both the legal industry—including trends, interviewing strategies and networking tips—and general career advice.

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SixFigureStart coaches are former Fortune 500 recruiters who have hired thousands of people at leading firms, including Accenture, Citigroup, Disney ABC, Merrill Lynch, Pfizer, Time Inc and others. Each Insider blog offers a behind the scenes look and practical tips and strategies based on how hiring really works and what employers really want.

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Steve Todd

Steve Todd is an EMC Distinguished Engineer currently in his third decade of building high-tech products for the information storage industry. Along the way his inventions have generated billions of dollars in revenue and over 160 patents and patents pending. Steve writes about technology on his personal blog, the Information Playground.

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Steven N. Feldman

Steven Feldman served as a law clerk on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. Before clerking, he worked as a litigation associate at a large New York law firm. Steve holds a JD from Harvard Law School and a BS from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University.

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Vault Consulting Editors

This blog will cover the breaking news of interest to consultants, tips on getting hired and discuss key issues in the life of a consultant.

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Vault Education Editors

Admit One covers news and trends focusing on colleges, law schools and business schools around the world. It also provides advice and tips for applying to--and getting into--your dream school.

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Faith Livermore

After two years in BigLaw and four years at a midsize firm doing mostly M&A work, Faith decided to throw caution to the wind and quit her job to travel. She currently spends her winters working at the midsize firm as a temp attorney, and the rest of the time exploring the world. She has a JD from Georgetown Law and a BS in Psychology from the University of Florida.

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Vera Djordjevich

Vera Djordjevich is the Director of Research and Consulting at Vault. She is a former litigator and holds a JD from New York University and an AB from Stanford.

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Sue Morem

For over 25 years, Sue Morem has been innovating, leading and motivating people and organizations, helping them to 'gain the professional edge'. She is a dynamic speaker, trainer and presenter; the author of 6 books on personal and professional development, a syndicated workplace advice columnist and has worked with many of the nation's top organizations. A nationally recognized career expert, she is frequently quoted in a variety of news and business publications and seen on national television. Her mission is to move people forward in their lives; to instill hope and optimism, to help people reach their full potential and their dreams. Sue can be reached through her website and her newest project .

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Michelle Kruse

Michelle Kruse is the Recruitment, Editor, and Content Manager at ResumeEdge, where she manages a team of 40 professional resume writers to make sure her clients achieve career success. She has more than 10 years of hiring and recruiting experience for companies such as Novartis and IBM, in addition to a background in coaching and a master’s in leadership development. When she’s not helping job seekers land their dream job, Michelle enjoys spending time with her three little girls, traveling the globe, and going to concerts.

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Glenn Laumeister

Glenn founded CoachMarket on the premise that the one-size-fits-all career advice industry that is the norm today does not meet the needs of business professionals. Today’s job market, characterized by rapid change, disruption and the obsolescence of the traditional career ladder, presents challenges unique to each individual. People have different career paths, personalities and personal situations. And unique situations require custom tailored solutions. CoachMarket professional career coaches offer these solutions. Glenn has a wealth of career experience spanning large companies like GM and successful entrepreneurial ventures. Along the way he has been guided by professional career and executive coaches who helped map out his career path and gave him the tools to achieve his career goals. These life-shaping experiences were the impetus behind the founding of CoachMarket. A serial entrepreneur and CEO, Glenn has launched and scaled numerous E-commerce businesses including Thuzio, a freelancer marketplace for professional athletes, and, an E-commerce and supply chain business for consumer electronics, computer and appliance replacement parts. He co-founded PartStore and grew from an idea to over $75m in revenue. The Company’s awards included the INC 500 list, Deloitte’s top 500 growth businesses nationally, and he was selected as an Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the year finalist. He graduated with a BA in International Relations and German from Colgate University, and received an MBA from the Thunderbird School of Global Management. A recognized thought leader, Glenn has published articles on careers in Forbes, Inc and other publications. To learn more and schedule a free consultation with a coach

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Kara Reidy

With 25 years of law firm recruiting experience at two Vault 100 firms, Kara Reidy provides law students with practical and effective advice on the job search process. Ms. Reidy's insider's perspective on law firm hiring helps law students understand the law firm mindset. Her extensive knowledge is a product of assessing the aptitude and potential of tens of thousands of law school candidates throughout her career. Law students interested in a personalized consultation can reach Kara Reidy at

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Emma Tattenbaum-Fine

Emma Tattenbaum-Fine is a comedian and essayist who writes for The Huffington Post and Her comedy has been featured on Jezebel,, Gawker; in Time Out NY and Comedy Central’s Indecision 2012 in Tribeca. She has appeared on HuffPo Live, PoliticsNation with Al Sharpton, with Reggie Watts in a web series for JASH, on Fusion's Alicia Menendez Tonight, Sports Illustrated's "Extra Mustard" and also on Amy Poehler's Smart Girls at the Party. She has created content for Google's Original Channels, Funny or Die, and as a sketch comedian with a residency at YouTube's NY studios. @emmatattenbaum

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Maxwell D. Rosenthal

Maxwell D. Rosenthal is in-house counsel at a large media and entertainment company in New York City. He is also the author of The Bridge: How to Launch Your Career through a Legal Internship (Lexis Nexis 2015), which can be found on his website Max also frequently speaks at law schools and bar associations on topics related to career development and legal experiential learning. He can be reached at or on twitter at @MaxDRosenthal.

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Miriam Salpeter

Miriam Salpeter is owner and founder of Keppie Careers, a coaching and consulting firm helping job seekers and entrepreneurs leverage social media and other tools to achieve their goals.

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Lisa Rangel

Lisa Rangel is an Executive Resume Writer and Official LinkedIn Moderator at, a Forbes Top 100 Career Website. She has been featured on BBC, Investor’s Business Daily,, Fox News, Yahoo Finance, US News, and many more reputable media outlets. She is the creator of

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Natalie Fisher

Natalie Fisher is a Certified Career Mindset Coach who helps professionals get into six-figure roles by guiding them through their unique challenges using proven mindset & strategy tools. Check out her podcast: Get a Six Figure Job You Love.

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Jeriann Watkins Ireland

Jeriann is an editor, blogger, and trainer who has spent years bouncing in and out of middle management. You can find her on twitter or at her blog,

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RocketBlocks is an online platform that helps students prepare for consulting case interviews. It was built by former McKinsey, BCG and Bain consultants to help students build the skills necessary to succeed in interviews. RocketBlocks has official partnerships with top MBA programs like Columbia, Cornell, UC Berkeley Haas and more.

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Melody Wilding

Melody Wilding is a coach, licensed social worker, and Human Behavior professor who helps ambitious high-achievers master their mindset for success. She also gave a TEDx talk about how to overcome self-doubt. Get free tools to go from stuck to unstoppable at work on her website,

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Alice Berg

Alice Berg is a blogger and career advisor at ResumeEdge, who helps people to find their own way in life, gives career advice and guidance, helps young people to prepare for their careers. You can find Alice on Medium.

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