Consultants work on teams to develop rigorous, high-quality economic or financial analysis and reports. A Consultant contributes to all aspects of a project, from inception to completion. Consultants conduct research on various subjects; work with databases, spreadsheets, and other tools to analyze data and information; create economic and business models; synthesize facts; communicate with experts and clients; and prepare presentations and reports. Consultants receive extensive formal training, continual learning and leadership opportunities, and ongoing mentoring from firm leaders. They work side-by-side with colleagues at all levels and backgrounds, from PhD economists to lawyers and MBAs. Consultants also participate in community programs, recruiting activities, and other firm initiatives.
Candidates should be motivated by intellectually stimulating work, possess an outstanding academic record, and exude strong leadership skills. An aptitude for numbers and analysis as well as strong writing skills are highly valued. We also look for personal qualities that include creativity, independence, self-confidence, and tenacity. Candidates should be current seniors with an overall GPA of 3.3 or higher. An undergraduate degree is required and can be from a wide range of disciplines as Bates White values candidates from diverse academic backgrounds. While an economics or business degree with a strong quantitative background is helpful, it is not a requirement.