Employer: Charles River Associates
Note: In order to be considered for all interview opportunities, candidates must apply via Handshake AND to the CRA website posting at https://grnh.se/f57861611us.Who is Charles River Associates?Charles River Associates is a top global consulting firm specializing in economic, financial, and management consulting services. CRA advises clients on economic and financial matters pertaining to litigation and regulatory proceedings, and guides corporations through critical business strategy and performance-related issues. Since 1965, clients have engaged CRA for its unique combination of functional expertise and industry knowledge, and for its objective solutions to complex problems.Our Commitment to DiversityCharles River Associates is an equal opportunity employer. As part of our focus on equity and inclusion, we work to ensure a fair and consistent hiring process. We celebrate diversity and we are committed to an inclusive work environment.Hiring Practices and LocationsFor more information on each practice, please click on the practice title below to learn more.Antitrust and Competition Economics (Boston, MA, Chicago, IL, Oakland/San Francisco Bay Area, CA, Salt Lake City, UT, Washington, DC) Candidates who have participated in honors thesis, research apprenticeship, or research seminar programs are strongly encouraged to apply. Energy (Boston, MA, Washington, DC)Finance (Boston, MA, Chicago, IL, Oakland/San Francisco Bay Area, CA, New York, NY)Financial Economics (Washington, DC)Forensic Services (Boston, MA, Chicago, IL, New York, NY, Toronto, Ontario, Washington, DC)Intellectual Property (Chicago, IL, New York, NY)Labor & Employment (Tallahassee, FL)Life Sciences (Boston, MA, New York, NY, San Francisco, CA, Summit, NJ, Washington, DC)Risk, Investigations & Analytics (New York, NY)Transfer Pricing (Oakland/San Francisco Bay Area, CA)What can CRA do for you? Work alongside some of the most respected scholars, specialists, industry experts and regulators in the world. CRA colleagues overseeing your development will often have PhD-level training and/or extensive industry or strategy consulting experience.Analysts at CRA follow career paths to senior positions, or springboard from CRA to top graduate programs.Formal and informal training programs, including:Research and analysis training program focused on technical skills, consulting skills and networking with colleagueQuarterly technical training taught by in-house experts and affiliated professorsOn-demand library of technical training workshopsPresentation skills and management trainingGraduate school coaching and workshops, featuring small group Q&A with top admissions officersMentorship and coaching from an assigned senior staff colleagueFlexible feedback framework to provide continuous on-the-job feedbackOpportunities in recruiting, training, corporate sports teams, and volunteer activities in the local communityIn-house immigration support for foreign nationals and those conducting international business travelTuition reimbursement program to cover training and skill development outside of CRAWellness program to promote health and well-being (e.g. nutrition counselling, financial wellbeing seminars, team fitness competitions)Excellent benefits packageWhat can you expect working as a consultant?CRA consultants are hired into one of our practice areas based on skill set and interest. Your specific responsibilities may include (varies by practice):Technical SkillsConducting sophisticated economic, financial, and strategic analysis in a project based environmentDeveloping familiarity with data that serves as input to this analysis, including company financial reporting, accounting statements, and social and economic survey data as well as non-financial measures of organizational performanceProgramming, model building, and regression analysis in statistical analysis programs (such as Stata, SAS, R, or Python)Ensuring reliability of analysis via peer review focused on testing the robustness of resultsDeveloping familiarity with research tools most relevant for your practice areaCommunication/Interpersonal SkillsInteracting with clients, by participating in client meetings or gathering data through interview-based researchAssembling compelling evidence from data and research that support our expert opinions and business recommendationsWorking closely with senior-led teams, including respected scholars and industry expertsWhat do we look for?Seeking students graduating from undergraduate or masters programsCurious, highly-motivated graduates who have majored in economics, finance, mathematics, computer science, accounting, engineering, physical and biological sciences, or another quantitative disciplineResearch experience and quantitative abilityEconomic and financial concepts (practice dependent)Strong attention to accuracy and qualityExceptional English written and oral communication skillsDemonstrate a high level of initiative and take pride and ownership in their workAbility to use data to solve client problemsWork in close coordination with a teamClear and demonstrated interest in your preferred practice area, observable in coursework, work experience, or other activitiesEffectively manage your time and prioritize tasksNote: Verbal Mandarin language skills and written Simplified Chinese language skills are required for candidates to be considered for work on China Competition projectsCheck out our Analyst’s blogs about a typical day at CRA and how you can make an impact!Interested in Applying?To be considered for a position in North America, we require the following:Cover letter – please describe your interest in CRA and how the analyst role matches your goals. Also, please note if you have interest in a particular practice and/or a location preference. Resume – please include current address, email, and telephone numberTranscript – may be unofficialNote: Prior to an interview, you may be asked for an independently authored writing sample that illustrates your quantitative skills. If you’d like to submit your writing sample now, please choose from your existing work (class, thesis, internship, or work environment) and include the entirety of the existing text.