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(2025 Bachelor's/Master's graduates) Management Advisory Analyst/Associate

Charles River Associates

Charles River Associates

Chicago, IL, USA · Boston, MA, USA · New York, NY, USA · Washington, DC, USA
Posted on Saturday, July 6, 2024

About Charles River Associates

Charles River Associates is a leading global consulting firm that provides economic, financial, and business management expertise to major law firms, corporations and governments around the world. 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 combination of industry experience and rigorous, fact-based analysis that provide clients with clear, implementable solutions to complex business concerns.

Practices seeking to hire candidates with this profile include (hiring locations listed):

  • Life Sciences (Boston, Chicago, New York)
    • Our Life Sciences practice helps pharmaceutical, biotechnology, diagnostics, and medical device companies achieve optimum performance across key aspects of their business, including innovation, commercial success, organization, and reputation, all for the long-term benefit of patients, clinicians, employees, and shareholders. We work with life sciences businesses directly as well as with their legal counsel, industry associations, government organizations, and advocacy groups from the earliest stages of research into new therapy areas, through product development, to the delivery of products that will achieve commercial success and fulfill the expectations of our clients and their key stakeholders.
  • Energy (Boston, Washington DC)
    • Our Energy practice provides expert economic and business consulting services to a range of energy and industrial clients, including electric utilities, investors, generators, regulators, renewable energy developers, oil and gas companies, and chemicals clients.

Learn more about our work by reviewing our Services and Industries on our website.

Position Overview

  • Work closely with senior colleagues to deliver strategy consulting projects that address specific client needs in a specific industry;
  • Conduct independent research to identify, collect, manage and analyze data using spreadsheets and statistical programs;
  • Contribute to internal discussions that build insights from the analytical process and integrating findings into broader project deliverables;
  • Conduct telephone or face-to-face interviews with clients or external stakeholders;
  • Facilitate industry, market structure, and competitor-positioning studies using secondary research and/or primary research surveys or interviews;
  • Investigate and analyze market rules, regulations, industry trends, or other documents;
  • Assume responsibility for generating sections of client reports, presentations and other client deliverables (e.g. Excel workbooks and PowerPoint presentations) under supervision;
  • Proactively develop your knowledge of an industry as well as consulting methodologies.

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Desired Qualifications

  • Bachelor's or Master's degree with strong academic performance;
  • Experience with, or keen interest in, the sector of focus (energy, life sciences/healthcare, or other);
  • Curious and analytical thinkers who bring creative approaches to non-standard problems;
  • Understanding of how to conduct secondary research, critically interpret data, and summarize key takeaways;
  • Effective written communication and oral presentation skills;
  • Eagerness to learn new skills and programming languages;
  • Demonstrated high level of initiative and leadership;
  • Excellent teamwork and collaboration capabilities;
  • Clear and demonstrated interest in consulting through coursework, work experience, activities, or attendance at CRA recruiting events;
  • Periodic travel may be required.

To Apply

To be considered for a position in the United States, we require the following:

  • Resume – please include current address, personal email and telephone number;
  • Cover letter – please describe your interest in CRA and how this role matches your goals. Also, please note if you have interest in a particular practice and/or a location preference;
  • Transcript – may be unofficial. Note: you must be graduating from a bachelor's or master's degree program for this role. If you are graduating from an MBA/PhD program or have work experience, please visit our Careers site to see current open roles;

If you are interested in applying for one of our international locations, please visit our Careers site to view and apply for available jobs.

Please also note that candidate resume review will commence August 31, and continue on a rolling basis until positions are filled.

Career Growth and Benefits

  • CRA’s robust skills development programs, including a commitment to offering 100 hours of training annually through formal and informal programs, encourage you to thrive as an individual and team member. Beginning with research and analysis skill building, training continues with technical training, presentation skills, internal seminars, and career mentoring and performance coaching from an assigned senior colleague. Additional leadership and collaboration opportunities exist through internal firm development activities.
  • We offer a comprehensive total rewards program including a superior benefits package, wellness programming to support physical, mental, emotional and financial well-being, and in-house immigration support for foreign nationals and international business travelers.

Work Location Flexibility

CRA creates a work environment that enables our colleagues to benefit from being together in the office to best deliver on our promise of career growth, mentorship and inclusivity. At the same time, we recognize that individuals realize a range of benefits when working from home periodically. We currently ask that individuals spend 3 to 4 days a week on average working in the office (which may include traveling to another CRA office or to a client's location), with specific days determined in coordination with your practice or team. At certain times of the year (e.g. holiday periods), additional remote work options are offered to those whose work commitments permit it, although our offices remain open for those who choose or need to be there.

Our Commitment to Diversity

Charles River Associates is an equal opportunity employer (EOE/AAE). 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.

The state of California, the city of New York, and the District of Columbia require CRA to include a good-faith estimate of the wage range for this role. This range is specific to individuals applying to work in our California, New York, and Washington, DC offices and considers several factors including but not limited to experience, education level, and expertise. A good-faith estimate of the base wage range for this role is $87,000 - $91,000; actual total compensation may also include benefits and bonus.