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Responsive vs. Adaptive Design: What’s the Difference?

There was a time when UX designers only had to consider the screen size of desktop computers when designing web layouts. But with the proliferation of smartphones, tablets, laptops, and wearables, and diversity of ways in which people are accessing …

By Guest Contributor - Springboard
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The Most LGBTQ-Friendly Firm on Wall Street

It’s hard to believe that, last week, in 27 U.S. states, it was legal to fire employees solely based on their sexual orientation—if they they were gay, bisexual, or transgender. But now, following Monday’s landmark Supreme Court ruling on LGBTQ …

By Derek Loosvelt - Firsthand
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Here’s exactly how to tell if a company actually cares about diversity without setting foot in the office (Business Insider)

According to Business Insider, here’s exactly how to tell if a company actually cares about diversity without setting foot in the office. https://www.businessinsider.com/how-to-tell-if-company-cares-about-diverse-employees-inclusion

By Melissa Salva
Melissa Salva Director of Undergraduate Career Services
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Why Wall Street Loves Military Veterans

Although work-life balance is getting better on Wall Street, entry-level investment banking positions are still incredibly grueling. Working 100 hours a week for several weeks in a row is not uncommon. Nor is feeling immense pressure to turn something around …

By Derek Loosvelt - Firsthand
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How Can Employers Create Safe Spaces for Women & People of Color? [Interview]

Mikaela Kiner is an executive coach, entrepreneur, and HR consultant who recently authored the book Female Firebrands: Stories and Techniques to Ignite Change, Take Control, and Succeed in the Workplace, in which she interviewed thirteen successful, mission-driven women to learn …

By Stephan Maldonado - Firsthand
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24 Companies with Innovative and Award-Winning Accessibility Practices

Making your workplace accessible and friendly to potential and current employees with disabilities is not just the right thing to do—it will make your business stronger. A study conducted by Accenture, the American Association of People with Disabilities, and Disability: …

By Noelle Menard
Noelle Menard Recruitment Manager
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This New Court Ruling Is a Game Changer for LGBT Employees

It’s hard to believe that, under federal law, it’s not explicitly illegal to discriminate against employees based on their sexual orientation. However, yesterday, in Chicago, a federal court of appeals ruling went a long way toward outlawing sexual orientation-based discrimination.

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Careers in Insurance

There are two primary functions of an insurance company around which all of the insurance-related occupations depend. The first is the underwriting function and the second is as an institutional investor.

Read the full article at The Balance Careers here.

By Kim Figueroa
Kim Figueroa Career Coach
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Why Do Investors Choose Fund of Funds?

In private equity fund of funds, investors commit to a fund, which in turn makes commitments to a predetermined number of underlying funds. Investors achieve diversification through exposure to a high number of funds, and in turn a high number …

By Kim Figueroa
Kim Figueroa Career Coach
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The Difference Between How Black and White Professionals Rate Their Firms in Diversity

Each year, Vault surveys thousands of banking and accounting professionals, asking them to rate their firms in several workplace categories. These categories include compensation, benefits, hours, work/life balance, training, relationships with managers, promotion policies, and business outlook. They also include

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