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Bates White Economic Consulting

Summer Consultant

June - August 2020 • Washington, DC

What I liked

High engagement with real work projects, lots of professional and community development opportunities, great degree of flexibility

What I wish was different

The online experience was handled well, but I wish it had been in person.

Advice

This is a great opportunity if you are interested in the intersection of law and economics.
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Summer consultant

June - August 2019 • Washington, DC

What I liked

I loved the intellectual and fun culture at Bates White. It was very interesting to learn about all of the different practices within Bates White (antitrust litigation practice, financial litigation practice, energy consulting practice, mergers practice, life sciences practice, etc.). I loved working with data every day and using statistical tools to process and analyze it. I loved learning really unique things about niche industries through my research. Bates White is extremely collaborative, and inclusive. They really invest a lot in the interns (training them to use the statistical tools well and understand the complex problems of the industry). Also, Bates White really goes all out for the summer interns; we went to a professional baseball game, went on a sailing trip, took a culinary class, and dined together at very nice restaurants over the summer.

What I wish was different

I wish that the summer were longer.

Advice

In my opinion, Bates White blends the best of the academic world with the business world. However, if you are more business-oriented you might not like how detail-oriented and intellectual the work is. Having a passion for economics is a must in the industry.
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Summer Consultant

June - August 2017 • Washington, DC

What I liked

Very organized internship program. You learn a lot about economic consulting. The company really spoils you in terms of events. The pay is very good. Very strong mentorship program. Very engaging case study component.

What I wish was different

A lot of the aspects of your work (type, difficulty, etc.) will depend on the project that you're put on. I wish I had been put on a more diverse set of projects. Also internship class did not blend well.

Advice

If you want to get an offer, make sure you really put effort into your midterm evaluation goals.
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Summer Consultant

June - August 2017 • Washington, DC

What I liked

- Strong mentorship program -- Summer Consultants receive a peer coach and a sponsor, both of which you have weekly check-ins with - Exceptionally friendly culture -- Absolutely every interaction I had (up to the partner level) was positive and friendly. - Meaningful work and learned great skills (especially Stata and Excel)

What I wish was different

I have no complaints. I'm so grateful to have had the opportunity to be a Summer Consultant at Bates White and the program is excellent.

Advice

Take advantage of the time you have at Bates White.
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