Is Charles River Associates a good consulting firm? Anyone work here? Looking to apply!

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Never heard of them, that might answer your question.

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I did the exact same thing, never touched IT for 2 years, it still doesn’t help much. I made it out of Risk, I’m going to deals next month. Risk skills are not valued in consulting fields, that is historically proven by thousands of past applicants. A quick LinkedIn search can show you most people from a risk assurance/advisory don’t go into top/reputable consulting firms. I’m not trying to be a hater, but that’s just a fact. Does it happen that a few lucky people make it in with a ton of networking and let’s face it a bit of luck? Yes it does happen. Personally when I try to give advice to people I lean on the conservative side because I don’t want to give people opinions that aren’t routed in facts or data. If you are the lucky few that make it in your dream job straight from risk than that’s amazing. I also saw you are going back to school so that will def help.

It is an Econ consulting firm ! I think they mostly hire people with strong econ background. They also hire a lot of econ phd graduates from top schools. Similar firms are analysis group and cornerstone research

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Maybe masters first, but it’s been on my mind to go back and get an Econ degree of some sort now or later....

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