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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 750 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. Career information provider Vault recognized Cornerstone Research in the top 20 among all consulting firms in its 2021 list of 50 Best Consulting Firms!



As an Analyst, you will play a central role at Cornerstone Research. You will work in case teams that range in size but 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.


What does case work at Cornerstone Research look like?

  • Quantitative and qualitative elements
  • Key responsibilities include:
  • Developing financial and economic models
  • Examining market and industry behavior
  • Presenting findings to colleagues and clients
  • Ability to interact with senior consultants, academic experts, and clients



  • In your senior year of an undergraduate degree or completing your Masters; with an expected graduation date of December 2021-June 2022
  • Well-rounded, enthusiastic individuals
  • Demonstrated excellent academic performance
  • Strong analytical backgrounds
  • Interest in business and economics



Cornerstone Research believes that strong skills develop best through practical experience. We begin with a comprehensive orientation and onboarding program to introduce you to the firm and help you get integrated. Also, you will be invited to join number of continuous learning programs where you will learn sophisticated analytical and statistical techniques used throughout our practice, as well as the skillsets that will enable you to successfully work with your teams and with clients and experts. Shortly after arriving to the firm, you will join case teams where you will be able to demonstrate your skillset while continuing to learn new skills. You will gain tremendous learning and development opportunities by working with faculty experts, clients, and senior consultants. Analysts also participate actively in Cornerstone Research recruiting and training efforts.



Cornerstone Research values the professional growth of its analysts and recognizes their contributions to clients and the firm. The analytical depth of our assignments, the breadth of industry exposure and experience working in case teams offer outstanding preparation for Analysts applying to top graduate programs in business, economics and law, and for ensuing careers in consulting, finance, industry, and academia. Many people also choose to stay at Cornerstone – a number of our senior consultants started their careers as Analysts with our firm.


Cornerstone Research will provide visa support to qualified candidates with STEM eligible degrees.


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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.