Professional Development

Professional Development

Out of the classroom and into the office: Adjusting to life at CRA

Midterms, weekly assignments, group projects, and final exam season. I know the routine well. And after all those years, it surprisingly became a comfortable one. I started my journey at CRA over four months ago in the Washington, DC office. For someone who had only known university life, I didn’t have a clear idea of what the “real world” would bring – and how I would inevitability adjust. I had just graduated from Queen’s University in Canada and I was ready for the next step in my career. 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 >

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 >

Professional Development at Every Career Stage

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 >

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