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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.

A guide to CRA’s London office

Welcome to London! 

Currently, about 140 people sit in CRA’s London office. Among the consulting practices represented in London are Antitrust & Competition Economics, Energy, Financial Economics, Forensic Services, Life Sciences, and Marakon. The office is full of friendly people who are happy to help with anything you may need.  Read more >

Congratulations, you’re hired! Now what?

What to do between the offer and the first day

 

The offer letter swam in and out of focus. I had been staring at my laptop screen for the past hour, reading eleven pages of terms and conditions for the umpteenth time. I could only think of my grandmother’s famous Thanksgiving stuffing. The smell of it –  rich, slightly nutty, full of seasonings –  wafted under my nose. Finally, after careful deliberation, I followed my heart (and my stomach.) I hit “Send” and officially accepted an Analyst position at Charles River Associates. Read more >

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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 >

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