Blog


Still in school?
Launch your career with our intern program.

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.

Four tips to navigate CRA’s Washington, DC office

The Commute: Most of the junior staff lives near the office—Dupont Circle, Thomas Circle, and Adams Morgan. People usually walk or bike to work. Washington, DC has the Capital Bike share program, which allows you to rent and return a bike from anywhere in the city. A few of us live in Virginia and Maryland, and take the metro. As part of the Benefits program, CRA offers the monthly metro pass in which you can have a specific amount deducted from your pre-tax earnings and put on your card each month—so you pay less than the actual amount. 
 
Read more >

What to expect during analyst onboarding

On my first day at CRA, I arrived and met with my peer buddy who greeted and showed me around the office. I felt immediately welcomed as I was introduced to junior and senior staff members in the Finance Practice before the Research and Analysis Core (RAC) I training began.  Read more >

Discover how CRA creates a collegiate culture

CRA’s culture is academic. Think of the vice presidents as tenured professors, the practice leaders as endowed chairs, other senior staff as adjuncts or visiting lecturers, and the junior staff as a mix of graduate students in various stages. If you’ll next consider some of the defining aspects of, say, a college economics department, you’ll understand a few of CRA’s central characteristics. Read more >

What skills will you learn in your first year as an analyst

I visited my alma mater recently and an old friend, still in school, asked me what I did on the outside. I told him. He replied that I shared a lot of buzzwords. While we can debate whether or not that was true (it wasn’t, and since I am the one writing, you are only going to hear my side), sometimes buzzwords can seem like the only way to communicate—in your first year at CRA, you dive into an ocean of new responsibilities with a whole new vocabulary, and in that first year, you learn an entirely new set of skills to swim in it. Read more >

Pages