Although it’s a stereotype that no one plans to stay in consulting for more than 2 years, it’s no surprise to me that many of CRA’s junior staff stay longer because there are so many opportunities for learning and professional growth. Read more >
Martin Malabanan is an analyst in the Finance Practice at Charles River Associates. He joined CRA in 2016 after graduating from Wesleyan University with a BA degree in Economics and the College of Social Studies.
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 >
When applying to jobs as a senior in college, one major piece of criteria I looked for was the kind of training opportunities the company offered. Most companies I applied to had some form of onboarding training when you start work, but what set CRA apart was that the training opportunities extended well-beyond onboarding. CRA offers a comprehensive (and fun!!) new analyst and associate training as well as numerous small trainings throughout the year that range from gaining new software skills to learning how to work in teams. Read more >
The only thing constant about my day-to-day life in CRA is that I’m never doing the same thing from one day to the next. Each day brings its own unique set of challenges that makes going to work exciting. It also helps that my co-workers are friendly and intelligent individuals who I enjoy being around both in and out of work. Read more >
Fresh from graduating Wesleyan University and newly settled in Boston, I was both excited and nervous to start working at CRA as an analyst in the Finance Practice. A lot was running through my head as the start date approached—what should I wear on my first day, what should I bring, what’s the most convenient way to get to work, should I bring lunch, and the list goes on. Just as I thought I was heading into this new chapter of my life alone, my onboarding buddy emailed me. Read more >