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25 Best Investment Banks to Work for in 2024
Today, we're excited to release our 2024 Banking 25, a ranking of the best investment banking firms to work for in North America. The ranking is based on a survey of more than 2,400 banking professionals who were asked to rate their firms in several workplace categories, including compensation, culture, diversity, hours, training, work/life balance, wellness, and more.
5 Keys to Success That an IB Analyst and Associate Learned Together
Susie Choi and Sam Johnson are part of the Consumer Group at Harris Williams, an investment bank specializing in M&A advisory services. Susie is an associate; Sam is an analyst.
25 Best Accounting Firms for 2024
Today, we're very excited to release our 2024 Vault Accounting 25, a ranking of the best accounting firms to work for. The ranking is based on a survey of more than 11,000 accounting professionals, who were asked to rate their firms in several workplace categories, including business outlook, compensation, culture, diversity, hours, overall satisfaction, training, wellness offerings, work/life balance, and more.
25 Best Investment Banks to Work for in 2023
Today, we're excited to release our 2023 Banking 25, a ranking of the best investment banking firms to work for in North America. The ranking is based on a survey of more than 3,000 investment banking professionals.
5 Best Fintech Career Paths
Fintech, short for financial technology, is a blanket term used to describe new technologies that aim to improve and automate the delivery of financial services. These technologies include payment processing and money transfers to investment and lending platforms, among other services.
5 Trends in Payments and the Top Fintech Employers Leading the Way
One of the most exciting trends in fintech is the way the industry is changing the payments landscape. In the past, making a payment usually meant going to the bank and withdrawing cash or writing a check.
Q&A with Morgan Stanley Business Service Officer Lesley Pickens
Lesley Pickens is a business service officer in Morgan Stanley’s Wealth Management Field Service team. This team partners with Morgan Stanley’s financial advisors to carry out a consistent client experience and help clients achieve their goals.
Vault Celebrates Top Employers for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Today, many leading banking and consulting firms are committed to making diversity and inclusion a priority in recruiting, empowering, and retaining talent. In fact, some of the world's top banking and consulting firms are now heavily investing in resources and initiatives to further the hiring, developing, and promoting of women, people of color, and LGBTQ+ individuals.
25 Best Accounting Firms for 2023
Today, we're excited to release our 2023 Vault Accounting 25, a ranking of the best accounting firms to work for. The ranking is based on a survey of more than 9,700 accounting professionals, who were asked to rate their firms in several workplace categories, including benefits, compensation, culture, diversity, hours, satisfaction, training, wellness offerings, work/life balance, and more.
Firsthand's MBA Virtual Career Fair: Career Paths Panel Discussion
On Friday, February 11, Firsthand held its first annual MBA Virtual Career Fair. The Fair was geared toward first- and second-year MBA students looking to prepare for and find internships and full-time positions.
25 Best Investment Banks to Work for in 2022
Today, we're excited to release our 2022 Banking 25, a ranking of the best investment banking firms to work for in North America. The ranking is based on a survey of more than 3,600 banking professionals.
Register for Firsthand's MBA Virtual Career Fair
On February 11, Firsthand will host an MBA Virtual Career Fair for first- and second-year MBA students looking to prepare for and find internships and full-time positions. You can register for this free fair at this registration link, and learn more about it below.
4 Simple Money Management Tips for Students
With inflation on the rise, the cost of basic necessities—from food and clothing to gas and electricity—is going up. This means that, in addition to pandemic stress, students now have to deal with an elevated cost of living.
Our 2022 Internship Rankings Are Here!
Today, we're very excited to release our complete 2022 Internship Rankings. This year, our Internship Rankings highlight the top programs in more than 30 categories.
50 Most Prestigious Internships for 2022
Today, we’re excited to release our 50 Most Prestigious Internships for 2022. This ranking is based on our recent survey of more than 11,400 interns from 140 internship programs.
Interns' Best Advice for Management
This past summer, Firsthand surveyed more than 11,400 current and former interns from 140 internship programs—a survey from which we derived our 100 Best Internships ranking. During the survey, we asked interns to rate their internship experiences in a variety of areas, including career development, compensation, full-time employment prospects, interview process, quality of life, quality of assignments, and diversity.
20 Best Accounting Internships for 2022
Accounting career paths are much more exciting and rewarding than you might think. Today, accounting firms weave technical innovation and automation into many of their processes, and it's not uncommon for young accounting professionals to be trained in areas like AI, data visualization, data analytics, and data wrangling.
10 Best Investment Banking Internships for 2022
Investment banking is not only a high-paying career but also one of the most rewarding and best when it comes to skills development and growth. A career in banking exposes you to senior professionals, high-profile clients, the inner workings of various businesses and industries, and the ability to hone your presentation, communication, and analytical skills.
4 Personal Finance Concepts All Students Should Know
Given the widespread adoption of Covid vaccinations, college students are increasingly heading back to college campuses and attending classes in person again. Naturally, the desire to overindulge in collegiate events and festivities could lead to splurging beyond your means.
Celebrating Vault’s Top-Ranked Firms for LGBTQ+ Equity: Armanino, Bain, McKinsey, and Schellman
In honor of Pride Month, we’re highlighting some of our top-ranked employers for LGBTQ+ equity: Armanino, Bain & Company, McKinsey & Company, and Schellman. These employers are those that professionals rated the highest when it comes to recruiting, mentoring, supporting, and advancing LGBTQ+ individuals.
Why Fintech Is Growing So Fast and How to Break Into This White-Hot Industry
Brian Hamilton is the founder and CEO of One, a fintech startup that provides digital banking services to the shrinking U.S. middle class.
How AI Is Transforming Fintech—Plus, Where to Find the Great AI Roles
In the past few years, the most significant changes in the tech industry have occurred in fintech. Initially, fintech aimed to improve and automate banking services.
6 Options for International Students Who Didn’t Win the H-1B Lottery
Another H-1B lottery season has come to an end. This year, the number of applications far exceeded the 85,000 allotted H-1Bs, the visas international students typically need to work in the U.S.