CRA's Learning & Professional Development framework is focused on providing clarity around expectations and advancement, delivering meaningful feedback, and focusing on individual development needs. CRA offers Core training programs that are designed to strengthen fundamental skills through each stage of your career: Research and Analysis, Project Management and Business Development. Additionally, CRA offers timely and relevant hard and soft skill training to round out a professional portfolio. 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 my fellow colleagues and I flew out to Boston for RAC I, the seasoned analysts here in the DC office told us that RAC would be amazing: we would meet many wonderful new people, learn a lot, and have fun throughout. They hyped it up quite a bit so it was hard to meet our expectations. But RAC did not fail to deliver, quite the opposite. Read more >
During an intern orientation session with Paul Maleh, he encouraged us to go out of our way to interact with CRA’s senior staff and ask questions. Paul said that to make the most of our time here, we should try and get to know the incredibly interesting people that work here, even though they’re often quiet and modest. I’ve found networking at CRA to be a healthy way to be social and learn what makes people excited about the work they do. Read more >
Looking for a job as a college senior is a daunting task. Scrolling through job boards, editing resumes and cover letters, having endless networking sessions—reflecting back, it seems like I spent most of my free time during the first few months of my senior year applying to open positions. Since I’ve been through this process, I want to share my recruiting journey to give others a glimpse into how I ended up at CRA. Read more >
As a child, one of my favorite things to do was play school in my basement. I spent the majority of time setting up my classroom: gathering supplies to stock the teacher’s desk, picking my character’s name (usually Julianna), and lining up my stuffed animals as students. Most importantly, I loved writing my “lessons” on the chalkboard. At this point, I would lose interest in this game. For me, the joy came in the details, in creating the stage. Read more >