Stephan Maldonado

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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Election Day Checklist: Everything You Need to Know About Voting During Work

by Stephan Maldonado  |  November 06, 2018

Election Day 2018 is finally upon us; this year's midterm elections are arguably some of the most watched and eagerly anticipated races in recent memory. With 470 seats in Congress (35 in the Senate and all 435 in the House of Representatives) up for election, this year's vote is no doubt going to be an important and consequential one. Do you have everything you need to vote on November 6th? As long as you're registered to vote (which, hopefully, you are by now), here's everything else you Read More >

How to Create a Safe Space for Transgender Coworkers

by Stephan Maldonado  |  November 02, 2018

A safe space is an environment where people feel secure that they won't be discriminated against, harassed, or otherwise harmed emotionally or physically. Ideally, every place should be a safe space for everyone. But unfortunately, for members of marginalized groups, including transgender individuals, it's all too easy to be exposed to hurtful words and actions in certain public spaces. One such public place is the workplace. In fact, today, about 90 percent of transg Read More >

Tips for Avoiding Offensive Costumes at the Office Halloween Party

by Stephan Maldonado  |  October 24, 2018

With Halloween approaching, and office parties soon to commence, we thought it would be a good idea to explore some of the dos and don'ts of Halloween costume etiquette in the workplace. What is Cultural Appropriation?   Cultural appropriation is when somebody uses something belonging to a culture that is not their own: a hairstyle, religion, a type of garment. There are, of course, instances where cultures are mutually shared. This is called cultural exchange, and often involves a... Read More >

Announcing the 2019 Vault Consulting 25: Europe

by Stephan Maldonado  |  September 25, 2018

I'm excited to announce that today, we've released the 2019 Vault Consulting 25 Europe, our annual ranking of the best consulting firms to work for in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA). In addition to the Vault Consulting 25 (our overall Best Firm to Work For ranking), we've released several other EMEA rankings, including the Most Prestigious Consulting Firms in Europe, the Best Consulting Firms in Europe in Each Practice Area, and the  Best Consulting Firms in Europe in by ke Read More >

How to Best Manage Your Time as a Freelancer

by Stephan Maldonado  |  September 24, 2018

Freelancing presents you with a unique opportunity to chart your own career path. You can set your own hours, only work on projects that interest you, and mostly work independently. Indeed, freelancing offers you a lot of autonomy, but maintaining that autonomy-while growing your business and delivering above your clients' expectations-requires structure and self-discipline. For many people, the level of self-discipline needed to thrive as a freelancer can seem daunting. Being your own... Read More >

The Best Consulting Firms in Asia-Pacific, 2019

by Stephan Maldonado  |  September 12, 2018

Today, I am thrilled to announce the release of the 2019 Vault Top Consulting Asia-Pacific ranking. As with our North American rankings, the Asia-Pacific list is based on our annual survey of leading employers within the consulting industry, and take into account everything from a firm's reputation (its prestige sc Read More >

Vault's Top 50 Consulting Firms for 2019

by Stephan Maldonado  |  August 21, 2018

I am thrilled to announce that we've released our Vault Consulting 50 ranking for 2019, our annual ranking of the top consulting firms to work for in North America. McKinsey has claimed the No. 1 spot for the second year in a row. Bain & Company has climbed to No. 2 from last year's third spot, switching places with The Boston Consulting Group. PricewaterhouseCooper Read More >

5 Important To-Do's Before You Start Freelancing

by Stephan Maldonado  |  August 15, 2018

Whether you've been thinking about going freelance for a long time or just recently decided that it's time to make the move, a transition into freelancing requires forethought and planning. In fact, the most successful freelancers are those who position themselves well to navigate the ups and downs of a freelancing career. Last week, we explored some of the most important things to think about before you start as a freelancer, and this week we disc Read More >

7 Things to Consider When Beginning a Freelance Career

by Stephan Maldonado  |  August 06, 2018

For many people, freelancing represents the final frontier of career progression, something they've been working towards their entire career. Freelancing holds numerous possibilities. Autonomy. Flexibility. Control over the projects you take on. And the ability to chart your own course. Every year, more and more people join this growing sector of the workforce. The gig economy, of which freelancing is a part, encompasses more 55 million U.S. workers. That's 35 percent of the American... Read More >

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