Project work

Project work

Economic Consulting—My Path to CRA

Throughout the summer, both friends and family have been persistently asking: “What are you up to, and where are you working?” It’s not exactly simple to explain what we do given the breadth and depth of all the work CRA does. So in a very poor attempt at explaining what it is we do at CRA, I try to analytically run them through our operations clients and deliverables. While my friends stare at me in confusion, I simply say as it is now custom in CRA—“We do math for lawyers.” Read more >

What I learned as a CRA Analyst Intern

My internship at CRA was 10 weeks long and went by much faster than I expected. Looking back, I’m startled by how much I’ve managed to learn in such a short time. I’ve become confident in my ability to write code in Stata and produce immaculate charts and tables in Excel. I even had the opportunity to learn about mapping in ArcGIS, which has been one of my goals for a few years. The fast-paced project work, thorough training, and Tech Lab allowed me to hone various skills in a very short time. Read more >

Discover a day in the life of an analyst

I start every day with a trip to the office kitchen with the Finance Practice junior staff. It’s not so much about the coffee and morning snacks, rather, it’s catching up with my peers about the prior night and discussing the tasks on our agendas for the day. After I’ve had my coffee, responded to emails, and addressed any pressing tasks, I typically touch base with my project managers. Read more >

How would Zach describe his daily day at CRA?

On my walk to work every morning, I can make a fairly accurate guess as to how my day will go. I’ll arrive circa 9am, and I’ll leave after about 10 hours. STATA will be the first program I open and the last one I close, and it will always be open on at least one of my three computer monitors. I’ll know what projects I’m working on, the people with whom I’ll be working, the meetings I have scheduled, etc. And at the end of the day, I’ll have a pretty good idea of how it’ll all play out again tomorrow. Read more >

Hear about Julia’s experience working at CRA

Hello! My name is Julia Gorman and I’m thrilled to share with you a bit about myself and my time at Charles River Associates.

I’m from Colorado. I miss the sun and mountains, but am learning to love the ocean and seafood. I graduated from Boston College in May 2015, where I majored in Political Science and Economics. My Macroeconomics professor—also my College Fed Challenge coach and thesis advisor—recommended CRA to me junior year. I interned at CRA the summer after junior year and throughout my senior year. Since August 2015, I’ve been full-time in the Antitrust & Competition practice in Boston. Read more >

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