What we look for
Our consultants combine intellectual acumen with a high level of resourcefulness, curiosity and demonstrable analytical rigor. As an entry-level consultant you will model and interpret complex data, defend your recommendations, and skillfully manage interactions with CRA team members and clients. In return, CRA offers an intellectually curious, collegial, and academically rigorous environment in which to launch your career.
What to expect
Why join us?
At CRA, you can make an impact from day one. Here are some insights for making a smooth transition from school to consulting.
- Why PhD candidates choose CRA
- How junior staff make an impact at CRA
- From campus to consulting
- The junior staff experience
Martin Malabanan, Finance Consulting Associate
“CRA’s recruiting and application process was one of the most efficient I went through. Every phase of the process was transparent and had a deliberate purpose. Part of the reason I ended up accepting CRA’s offer was because of how smooth the recruiting process was, which I thought was a positive reflection of the firm as a whole. Now, after more than a year into my time here, I have no regrets.”
Christie Ojiaku, Life Sciences Consulting Associate
“Although it can be challenging to determine what truly differentiates one consulting firm from another, CRA shines brightest for the ample opportunities it provides for training and mentorship, its positive working environment, and its people. As a PhD transitioning into consulting, having a career coach and onboarding buddy who came from a similar background helped make the transition a smooth and enjoyable process. Additionally, the environment at CRA is both academic and supportive – you’re encouraged to ask questions and brainstorm ideas as soon as you start your first project. Last but not least, my colleagues are bright, interesting, and fun people who I enjoy working with every day.”
Purvi Patki, Forensic Services Associate
“I am lucky to have some of the finest project managers and colleagues who are extremely supportive in providing me the mentorship for great learning. Being a computer science major, transitioning into consulting and then to forensics was challenging. However, having an incredibly encouraging career coach who allowed me to set my professional goals and aided me in developing interpersonal skills was very helpful.”