Hi, I’m Nick Reid, and I’m an intern in the Life Sciences Practice at CRA in the Cambridge, UK office. I’m from a small village called Dromara in Northern Ireland, and I currently study Biomedical Sciences at the University of Edinburgh (I’m good at choosing places with bad weather). Outside of uni and work, I’m keen on running and swimming to keep fit. Read more >
At CRA, you’ll be exposed to leading minds who use economic, financial, and business analysis to solve complex problems. Through a collegial environment, formal and informal training opportunities, and a broad array of professional development resources, the CRA experience opens doors. Hear from current employees about the work experience—from why they chose CRA, including the training and mentorship opportunities, to how CRA has grown their careers.
Before joining CRA, I attended Wellesley College, where I majored in economics. Throughout school, I worked as a research assistant on a few different projects, which sparked my interest in working with data, and provided exposure to the life sciences field. At Wellesley, I particularly liked statistics-heavy classes, and econometrics. A career in economic consulting felt like a good fit because most of the work we do at CRA deals with data and research, both quantitative and qualitative. Read more >
An engineer by education, consulting naturally appealed to me – breaking down problems and coming up with actionable/practical solutions. After receiving my bachelor’s degree in engineering back home in India, I worked with a top life sciences consulting firm for five years. My experiences there were focused on helping pharma companies in the commercial operations and analytics space. I wanted to expand my horizons and work on more strategic projects, which is why I decided to go back to business school and get an MBA to enhance my skillsets in strategy, pricing, and finance. Read more >
In the second semester of my freshmen year studying at Brigham Young University (BYU), I had the opportunity to take a microeconomic theory class with Dr. Steve Waters, an adjunct professor at BYU and a principal in CRA’s Competition Practice. Throughout the duration of the semester, lectures of Lagrangian techniques, Marshallian/Hicksian optimization, elasticity, supply and demand, and substitutes and complements were peppered with stories of the cases he had worked on during his tenure. Read more >