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At CRA, you’ll be exposed to leading minds who use economic, financial, and business analysis to solve complex problems. Through a collegial environment, formal and informal training opportunities, and a broad array of professional development resources, the CRA experience opens doors. Hear from current employees about the work experience—from why they chose CRA, including the training and mentorship opportunities, to how CRA has grown their careers.

Explore the CRA office in Brussels

The Commute: Despite being the administrative capital of the European Union, Brussels is a surprisingly small city relative to its political importance and population size. Four subway lines, seventeen trams, and fifty bus lines serve an area smaller than DC, meaning getting around town is quick and painless without a car; even more so when all locations of interest are so close together in the city center. Read more >

Howdy from CRA College Station, Texas!

College Station, located about 100 miles northwest of Houston, about 100 miles northeast of Austin, and less than 200 miles south of Dallas, is home to Texas A&M University, one of the nation’s largest public universities and a proud member of the Southeastern Conference. College Station has a vibrant college sports culture and is known for its “small town feel,” despite having a population of more than 100,000 and being among the 15 fastest-growing metros in the country!

So what’s our office like? Read more >

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 >

How to approach interviewing at CRA

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 >

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