Pros and Cons of Working in Government

Scale

The Pros
The chance to make a difference

Government employees work to enhance the lives of people in the U.S. and around the world. You can play a vital role in ending homelessness, finding cures for diseases, keeping our food …

By Amanda Nell
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Everything You Need to Know About Being (and Becoming) a Software Engineer

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Software engineering is one of the hot careers that everyone seems to be talking about, but it can be a bit opaque from the outside. I’ve spent 15 years in various software engineering and engineering manager roles. Over that time, …

By Joy Ebertz
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10 Great Jobs for People With Biology Degrees—Because You Don’t Have to Be a Biologist

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If you have a biology degree—or you’re about to get one—you may feel like there are only a few jobs that you’re suited for, and almost all of them require further schooling. But as a biology major, you’re qualified for …

By Regina Borsellino
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9 High-Paying Writing Jobs for the Word-Obsessed (You Know Who You Are)

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Most people don’t consider writing a lucrative career path—that is, outside of the few writers who make it big with a New York Times bestseller or an award-winning screenplay. And thanks to the “starving artist” stereotype, many people think they need to …

By Deanna deBara
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Data Science Is a High-Paying, Fast-Growing Field—Here’s What You Need to Know About Entering It

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Ever wonder how Instagram knows exactly what ad to show you? Or how your supermarket keeps the right food in stock? It’s probably thanks to a data scientist.

You may have heard the words “data science” tossed around a lot …

By Natalie Morse
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9 Jobs for Computer Science Majors—You Don’t Have to Be a Software Engineer

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As companies clamor for people with programming skills, it’s no surprise that computer science has become a popular major at many universities. But coding isn’t the only skill you develop when you study CS, and a computer science degree doesn’t …

By Lily Zhang
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Vault Rankings in Action: The Best Law Firms for Racial & Ethnic Diversity

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Increasing racial and ethnic diversity has become a primary focus within the legal industry, and the conversation has been especially at the forefront in the wake of the social justice movement sparked by the death of George Floyd. While progress …

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What Is It Like to Practice Corporate Law?

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Skilled in negotiating and dealmaking, corporate lawyers advise clients on transactional matters—from M&A to financings to securities to technology transactions, and more. But what does a typical day look like for a lawyer practicing corporate law? In Practice Perspectives: Vault’s Guide to …

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

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The most frequent question we receive from law students and fledgling attorneys is how to differentiate among legal practice areas. Launching your legal career with confidence can be difficult if you’re not sure what each practice area entails and what kinds …

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Law School Finals Care Package: Apps, Playlists, Shows, and Podcasts

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With law school finals right around the corner, your stress levels are likely increasing. Take a deep breath and relax! We’ve created a list of apps, playlists, shows, and podcasts to help tackle exam nerves. Keep reading for our favorite …

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