It’s strange how one connection or one conversation could be the only reason you have ever heard of economic consulting, even as you’re on the job hunt. The data-driven nature of our work typically isn’t sexy enough to be featured in news headlines, so one’s first exposure to the industry often comes unexpected. Read more >
Zach Weiss is an analyst in the Financial Economics Practice at Charles River Associates. He joined CRA in 2015 after graduating with a BA degree in Economics from Middlebury College. Previously, he was an intern at CRA the summer of 2014.
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 >
I loved everything about Middlebury College, and I’m so happy I studied Economics, Math, and Computer Science while I was there. Nevertheless, anyone who majored in a quantitative discipline at a liberal arts school can relate to my struggle of seeking a job that could both continue to fill me with knowledge in a variety of disciplines and satisfy my affinity for problem-solving using quantitative reasoning. In many professional spheres, these qualities in a job are mutually exclusive, but I’ve found that economic consulting is the perfect intersection of the two. Read more >