Junior Staff

Junior Staff

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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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 >

An Inside Look into CRA’s Training Program

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 >

Skills gained at CRA

The greatest knowledge I have gained from my position at CRA is related to my practice, Antitrust & Competition Economics. Before coming to CRA, I had never studied economics in any formal capacity.  Now, every part of my work on a project teaches me something new. At the beginning of each new case, I learn about the industry and the client’s role in that industry. If the case is a merger, I study where possible antitrust issues lie and what sort of data we need to better understand the market. Read more >

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