Stephan Maldonado

Stephan Maldonado

Stephan Maldonado is Vault's Senior Consulting Editor. He 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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Culture, Innovation, and Enrichment: A Consulting Data Scientist Shares His Perspective on Life at Deloitte

by Stephan Maldonado  |  April 15, 2019

Kyle Harbacek is a Specialist Master with Deloitte Consulting LLP. With strong knowledge in data science and advanced visualization, Kyle joined Deloitte's Government & Public Service (GPS) practice as an analytics consultant, bringing with him several years of technical experience as a senior consultant with a large technology company. We spoke with Kyle recently about his career at Deloitte and how its learning-rich culture positions consultants for success. V Read More >

5 Takeaways from Bain's Newest Cohort of MBA Hires

by Stephan Maldonado  |  April 09, 2019

"Bain is the best place to work. The people are so amazing. [We have] great, supportive coaches and mentors to help you learn and grow. Bain really cares about their employees and is committed to training and growing their people. [We] work hard, but we know how to laugh...I enjoy working with my colleagues, and we truly have fun together." This is just one of many similar responses we received from the consultants at Bain & Company who took our most r Read More >

4 Essential Resources for International Students During the FY 2020 H-1B Cap Season

by Stephan Maldonado  |  April 02, 2019

The H-1B cap season for the fiscal year (FY) 2020 began on April 1, 2019. This means that U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is currently accepting petitions for H-1B visas subject to the cap on the number of these visas that will be granted for the FY 2020. Each fiscal year, USCIS places a limit on the number of new H-1B visas that will be issued for that year, giving citizens of other countries temporary authorization to work in the United States. That limit is known as the... Read More >

The 5 Best Consulting Firms for Health Benefits

by Stephan Maldonado  |  April 01, 2019

Every year on April 7, the World Health Organization sponsors World Health Day: a day to raise awareness for the importance of health coverage and access to health care. As World Health Day 2019 approaches, we thought we'd take a look at some of the consulting firms that rank the highest when it comes to benefits offerings. For our 2019 consulting rankings, we asked almost 17,000 consultants at some of the world's leading firms to rank their employers in a variety of quality of life... Read More >

4 Documentaries to Watch for Fans of HBO's "The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley"

by Stephan Maldonado  |  March 27, 2019

Just this month, HBO released the highly anticipated documentary, The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley. A favorite at this year's Sundance Film Festival, The Inventor tells the story of Elizabeth Holmes: the founder and CEO of Theranos, a medtech startup that claimed to have revolutionized the healthcare industry with new technology that could test for hundreds of medical conditions from a single drop of blood. It's not much of a spoiler to reveal Read More >

10 Great Skills You Can Teach Yourself

by Stephan Maldonado  |  March 22, 2019

In a competitive job market, employers typically encounter many highly qualified candidates with impressive resumes and interesting backgrounds-particularly among MBA candidates. When making the tough decision between one excellent candidate and another, a hiring manager will often look for something that sets you apart-fluency in another language, for instance, or a special skill. Many of the skills that stand out to hiring managers are taught in class or learned throughout your career,... Read More >

The One Book Every Professional NEEDS on Their Shelf--Regardless of Their Industry

by Stephan Maldonado  |  March 19, 2019

As an English major with an affinity for writing fiction that most academics might consider less than "literary" (think: less William Shakespeare than William Peter Blatty), I often disagreed with my professors on many things. However, there is one piece of advice I received from one advisor that resonates with me even to this day: as a writer, the single most important book I'll ever read is The Elements of Style, by William Strunk Jr. and E.B. White.  Strunk & White, as it is known... Read More >

15 of the Best Consulting Firms for Gender Pay Equality

by Stephan Maldonado  |  March 08, 2019

On March 8th, we celebrate International Women's Day to honor the achievements of women around the globe and continue the fight for gender equality. One issue that serves as a critical focal point for this ongoing discussion is pay equality. More and more, employers are recognizing the inherent unfairness of paying men and women differently based on gender instead of merit. As Women's History Month continues beyond International Women's Day, we thought we'd take a look at which employers... Read More >

10 Business Books on the New York Times Best Sellers List Right Now

by Stephan Maldonado  |  March 05, 2019

From rivetting exposés to inspirational leadership advice, The New York Times Best Sellers List for business books has something for everyone. Here are ten bestsellers that MBA students and other business-minded individuals are reading right now:  1.) Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup, by John Carreyrou Number One on The New York Times bestsellers list is the explosive story of Theranos, the multibillion- Read More >

4 Ways to Make a Good Impression With Recruiters

by Stephan Maldonado  |  March 04, 2019

We recently explored how to identify the signs that your recruiter is a perfect fit for you. It's definitely important that when working with a recruiter, that person is well-suited to help you achieve your career goals beyond your MBA program. However, working with a recruiter is a reciprocal relationship; their job is to sell you to potential employers, and to do that, it's just as important that you're a good fit for them. In order to motivate a recruiter to work hard to place Read More >

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