Extracurriculars

Extracurriculars

A not so typical day in the Intellectual Property Practice

It's hard to describe a typical day as an analyst for the Intellectual Property Practice because each day usually looks very different from the last. Your day depends on the type of projects you are staffed on and other initiatives you are involved in. Most of the work in our practice is litigation-based, which is part of the reason why there is no typical day. Schedules and deadlines are constantly shifting, and with that, your workload. This week, I’m working on a false advertisement project with an associate and vice president. Read more >

An inside look at Intellectual Property

My name is Annie Gerspach, and I am an associate in the Intellectual Property (IP) Practice in the Chicago office. I first learned of CRA through on-campus recruiting and networking during the fall of my junior year at the University of Notre Dame. After interviewing on campus, I was fortunate enough to receive an offer for a summer internship in Chicago. The internship provided a thorough representation of what my role as an analyst would be. When extended an offer to join the firm full-time, I was thrilled to accept.  Read more >

How to be a great consultant

Starting your first job can be both exciting and daunting. While we can’t give you all the secrets about the consulting world – as many you’ll have to learn about while on the job – we can share some advice to help you become a great consultant. These tips were compiled by employees who joined CRA direct from school and know how it feels to be the newbie. 

Basic tips for success Read more >

A daily day at CRA

Questions about CRA’s day-to-day activities come up in conversation with my family, friends, and prospective candidates. I started at CRA over four months ago, and I still have not been able to craft a consistent response to that question. The reason for that: days can be atypical. That is one of the reasons I decided to join the firm after my internship last summer. I was looking for an environment where I would be challenged to grow every day. Read more >

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