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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How an MBA Enriched My Passion for Healthcare and Led Me to CVS Health

by Stephan Maldonado  |  November 26, 2018

Karina Cabanillas, Senior Advisor, Enterprise Product Innovation & Development at CVS Health, is a graduate of the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan. She has worked in various capacities within the healthcare industry. Speaking with Vault, Karina shares how pursuing her MBA gave her a new perspective on the work she'd done in healthcare consulting and the non-profit world, and how those experiences prepared her for a career at CVS Health. Vault: Please tell us a... Read More >

Put Down Your Phone, Pick Up Your Fork: How to Unplug on Thanksgiving

by Stephan Maldonado  |  November 20, 2018

With Thanksgiving fast approaching, many of us are already fantasizing about the delicious aromas of our parents' kitchens or dreading relatives' inevitable barrage of questions about our careers and personal lives. If you work this week, you're probably wrapping things up over the next day or so. But once that final email is sent, how many of us will actually unplug for the long weekend? According to data released by LinkedIn in July, Read More >

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 >

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