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Cornerstone Research Summer Associate Program
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About Cornerstone Research Summer Associate Program

Cornerstone Research is a consulting firm specializing in the analysis of complex financial, economic, accounting, and marketing issues. In recent years, Cornerstone Research has become 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, and our network of academic and industry experts. Our consultants employ innovative problem solving approaches and achieve unparalleled analytic depth.

Summer Associate
Summer associates join us for eight to twelve weeks during the year prior to graduation from their doctoral or M.B.A. programs. Cornerstone Research designed the summer associate program to mirror the experience of a first-year associate, including case assignments as well as formal training. As we do for all associates, we try our best to match summer associates with cases of interest to them.

Summer Associates will have the opportunity to be involved in all phases of a project. In the initial stages, summer associates actively participate in the formulation of the work plan and the analysis of issues. They work with senior staff, experts, and clients to develop case strategy and to determine how best to communicate our findings. Overall, Cornerstone offers an excellent package of interesting work, exposure to a broad set of issues in finance, economics, and accounting, and a high degree of personal responsibility. Many summer associates become associates at Cornerstone Research upon completing their graduate studies. We offer an industry-competitive compensation and benefits package.


Summer Associate Candidate Profile
We seek candidates who are pursuing doctoral studies in finance, economics, accounting, or marketing., as well as M.B.A. candidates. Candidates must have the ability to apply academic research to real world issues and present concise explanations of complex analyses. The ideal candidate is expected to graduate in 2014 or 2015 with a Ph.D. in finance, economics, accounting or marketing and will possess a strong empirical background and excellent interpersonal skills. We also consider former Ph.D. graduates who are interested in a career change.

Cornerstone Research Summer Associate Program

Cornerstone Research
599 Lexington Avenue
40th Floor
New York, NY 10022


Number of Interns: 10 to 20
Compensation/Benefits: Paid
Duration: 6 to 12 weeks
Academic Level: Graduate Students, Business School Students


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