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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

Feeling Lost? The Best Careers Change and Evolve


A senior psychology major came into my office the other day. She dropped her bag, plopped down into a chair, and said “I’m lost!” With relatively little prompting, the story came out. She already knew her long term goal: to … Read more

Using an Infographic to Explore Potential Careers


The purpose of this activity is for you to assess and rank your values, interests, strengths, and identity (personal or professional) in a creative and graphic way. (Take your infographic to a career counselor at your college/university career services office … Read more

Evaluating an Internship


Many UNC students have spent the summer working at an internship or a part time job. Hopefully you had a wonderful experience and learned a great deal about what you are looking for in a future career.  As your internship … Read more