Project work

Project work

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 >

The Internship Experience at CRA’s London Office

Having just completed my Masters in Economics, I was keen to explore the nexus between economic theory and reality - to understand how, and to what extent, I would use the rigorous theory I had studied to help solve a real world antitrust question. I was also certain that I wanted to work in an environment that would motivate me to go outside of my comfort zone while simultaneously offering me the opportunity to familiarise myself with the essential empirical tools. Read more >

Discovering opportunities within CRA

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 >

The Analyst perspective of a daily day

One of my favorite things about working at CRA is that you can’t describe a “typical” day. You might find yourself generating similar calculations during various projects or tackling projects in much the same way, but the truth of the matter is, there is no predictable day at CRA. From the individuals you’re working with to the industries you’re working in, things are always changing (and that’s just within practices!). 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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