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THE ANALYST ROLE
As an Analyst, you will play an important role at Cornerstone Research. You will join the firm as a generalist, providing you the opportunity to work on projects (cases) that span multiple practice areas, including antitrust, finance, consumer fraud and product liability, securities, accounting, and more. Our case teams range in size and typically include an academic or industry expert, senior consultants, and other Analysts. Within a case team, you will make important contributions during all phases of a project—from developing case strategy to conducting complex analyses to preparing experts for testimony. There’s something new to learn every day.
WHAT DOES CASE WORK AT CORNERSTONE RESEARCH LOOK LIKE?
We are all about teamwork. Our Analysts do not travel to work onsite with clients; almost all work is performed out of our local offices or remotely. This means that you will be working alongside your peers regularly, even if you are not working on the same cases. When it comes to case work, you can expect the following:
· As a new Analyst, you will be working on multiple cases simultaneously. This is to provide you with ample opportunity to develop your skillset and determine the type of work you enjoy
- Most cases have quantitative and qualitative elements, though some will be heavier on the quantitative side and others heavier on the qualitative side
- Each Cornerstone office has a Staffing & Development Manager, a dedicated professional who oversees your case assignments with an eye toward your professional development goals
- You will have opportunities to interact with senior consultants, academic experts, and law firm clients
- Key responsibilities include (but are not limited to):
o Developing financial and economic models
o Working with/cleaning large datasets
o Examining market and industry behavior
o Conducting research via academic articles and relevant literature
o Reviewing written reports for accuracy
o Presenting findings to colleagues and clients
From day one, there is a strong emphasis on equipping you with the information, training, and resources to help you succeed. Your time at the firm will begin with a comprehensive orientation and training program to introduce you to the firm and help you get integrated. Additionally, we host continuous learning and development programs through which you will learn sophisticated analytical and statistical techniques used in your day-to-day case work, as well as soft skills that will help you successfully work with case teams, clients, and experts.
Shortly after arriving at the firm, you will meet your Staffing & Development Manager and join your first case teams. Concurrently, the firm offers many opportunities for Analysts to participate in, and often take a leadership role over, firm initiatives outside of case work. From social committees to affinity groups to volunteer programs to recruiting, there is something for everyone. Your experience as an Analyst will be well-rounded.
We value the long-term professional growth of our Analysts and recognize their contributions to casework and the firm. The analytical depth of our assignments and breadth of industry exposure serves as outstanding preparation for graduate school. In addition to the experience casework provides, we offer multiple resources for those applying to top graduate programs in business, economics, and law. Many people also choose to stay at Cornerstone – a number of our senior consultants, including Partners, started their careers as Analysts.
ABOUT CORNERSTONE RESEARCH
Cornerstone Research is a consulting firm specializing in the analysis of complex financial, economic, accounting, and marketing issues, and is widely known as being one of the nation’s leading finance and economics consulting firms with more than 700 full-time staff members across eight offices.
We attribute our success to a unique combination of resources: a creative and energetic staff, cutting-edge research, a strong culture of dedication to our people and our clients, and our network of academic and industry experts. Our consultants employ innovative problem solving approaches and achieve unparalleled analytic depth.
Our clients include major securities firms, top consulting and professional service firms, leading pharmaceutical companies, and internet and high-technology firms, among others. Our projects often receive focused attention from chief executive officers and boards of directors of our clients.
Our diverse experience allows us to provide clients with a unique breadth of perspective and expertise. For example, in securities projects, we analyze stock prices, derivatives and debt instruments. We assess high-profile mergers and acquisitions, insider trading allegations and share repurchase transactions. In antitrust and intellectual property cases we look at industry structure, the nature of purchase decisions, and the commercial value of innovation and technology.
Our uniquely collegial and supportive atmosphere makes Cornerstone Research a great place to work. Recently, Vault (Firsthand) ranked Cornerstone Research as #18 in the ‘Vault Consulting 50’, its signature list of the best consulting firms to work for. We were also recognized by Inc. Magazine on the Best Workplace List of 2022. These awards are a testament to our culture and our people – the most exciting and enriching aspects of a career at Cornerstone Research.
If the Analyst role sounds exciting to you, we strongly encourage you to apply. We seek well-rounded, enthusiastic individuals for our Analyst role. Our qualifications are as follows:
· In your senior year of an undergraduate degree or completing your Masters; with an expected graduation date of December 2022 – June 2023
· Demonstrated excellent academic performance
· Strong analytical background, through academics or internships
· Interest in business and economics
· We highly prefer students who have completed at least one internship in business, economics, data, or similarly relevant work
Cornerstone Research will provide visa support to qualified candidates with STEM-eligible degrees.
Cornerstone Research provides Equal Employment Opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to legally protected categories, such as age, sex, gender, gender identity, race, color, creed/religious belief, medical condition, predisposing genetic characteristics or genetic information or testing, disability, marital status, pregnancy status, military status, veteran status, arrest or conviction record (except where permitted by law), sexual orientation, ethnic background, citizen status, ancestry, national origin, or any other consideration protected by federal, state or local law.