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A Day in the Life: IT Project Manager


8:00 – 8:30 am: I like to get there early so that I have a jump on things. I like to have the miscellany out of the way by the time everyone else gets there. I start doing the basic … Read more

A Day in the Life: Graphic Designer/Art Director


Vault Day in the Life: Ishan Khosla Designation: Art Director, Owner Company Name: Ishan Khosla Design ( Age: 32 Education: I did my B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Washington, Seattle. Although it was a science program, being … Read more

A Day in the Life: Entry-Level Scientist in Biotech


What are your responsibilities? In my job, I investigate the solid form of a compound or active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) to see the way its molecules are arranged. Ibuprophen and acetaminophen are two such APIs. The compounds come from Big … Read more

A Day in the Life: Corporate Interior Designer


8:30 a.m.: Arrive at the office. Peruse e-mail and phone messages. 9:30 a.m.: Attend construction meeting for a current project, the law offices of a prestigious downtown law firm. Consult with architects and other team members of the project; answer … Read more

A Day in the Life: Communications Consultant, Humana


My role on the Inclusion & Diversity (I&D) team, as a Communications Consultant, is to spread awareness of I&D initiatives and share the importance of inclusion to the 40k+ Humana associates across the country. It’s important that we inform our … Read more

A Week in the Life: Investment Banking Analyst


For I-banking analysts, it’s all about the computer screen. Analysts, especially those in their first year, spend countless hours staring at their computer monitors and working until midnight or all night. Building models, creating “comps,” (see sidebar) and editing pitchbooks … Read more

A Day in the Life: Fashion Buyer, DKNY


Here’s a typical day in the life of a buyer at DKNY, as told to Vault. 8:00: Arrive at work. Take a look at the flash sales. (In store one, you sold $5,000 worth of merchandise; in store two, you … Read more

Private Equity Research Analysts and Associates- An Inside look


Private equity (PE) research analysts and associates conduct research on potential investment targets (i.e., companies to purchase outright or invest in) for PE funds. These investment targets are provided by their employer, and analysts and associates are also expected to … Read more

Be a Connector: Helping People in Your Network


Just as there are many types of people, there are multiple types of networkers. Showing interest in people you meet and focusing on their needs, acting interested in the events you attend (even if you’re not), paying attention to the … Read more