As a Research Associate (RA) you'll have the unmatched opportunity to work closely with world-renowned faculty on the research, case studies, and coursework that shape the world's leaders. On any given day, you might analyze financial data; delve into the resources of our world-class library; or write the story that brings a business situation to life. You may travel across town— or around the world— to conduct field interviews with senior-level executives or spend time on the factory floor. Investigation, discovery, and analysis make for a rich and rewarding experience that supports the HBS mission to educate leaders who make a difference in the world.
Why become an RA?
"If you want to learn a lot and be introduced to new subjects, the RA position is an ideal job. As an RA, I think there's a tremendous opportunity in taking part in the process of seeing a seminal idea through to fruition, whatever form the final product takes. At this point, I think I've worked on every piece of the research puzzle, which is a great feeling."
There is no typical RA.
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"A broad range of people make up the RA community. Some of us are just out of college, but there are also people who have law degrees, some who have Ph.D.s, and others who have taught in the past or worked in consulting. It's a very interesting, diverse group."