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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.

Ten weeks in London

My name is Lucy Thompson, and I interned in the Life Sciences Practice in CRA’s London office for ten weeks. I just completed my second year at the University of Cambridge studying Biological Natural Sciences. In October I will be starting my final year, specialising in Pharmacology. I live south of London in Kent (about an hour commute), and outside of work I am a keen runner, netball player and horse rider, and enjoy travelling and spending time in the countryside. Read more >

Life as an intern in Cambridge, UK – part 2

Learning and Professional Development
As a student, many of my friends are currently interns in a variety of professions and companies. What makes CRA quite special for us as interns is that we’ve been placed on project teams as though we were full-time employees; therefore we’re given a part of the overall project to complete. This is often not the case for interns at other companies because, stereotypically, interns are constantly having to ask for work to do or “photocopying”. I believe the intern experience here is quite unique and educational.  Read more >

Life as an intern in Cambridge, UK – part 1

Introduction
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 >

Is economic consulting the right fit for me?

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 >

Reflecting on our Boston summer

This year, CRA welcomed a class of over 40 interns who were spread across our offices from San Francisco to Brussels. While at CRA, interns are fully absorbed into life at CRA, and their experiences mirror that of our consulting staff. Interns have an opportunity to work on projects alongside their teams, attend all-staff meetings and intern-specific programs, and enjoy office social events. Take a peek into our program, and hear what several analyst interns had to share about their summer in Boston. 
 
Keran Huang
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