Our business model is highly dependent on the talented people we have. They are truly our greatest asset. Our clients and partners rely on our ideas and the solutions we provide to the challenges they face. We are looking for creative thinkers who excel being part of a team. We appreciate individuals for their unique abilities, but here are the critical qualities we look for in the people we hire.
PROBLEM SOLVING SKILLS
We look for people who can creatively help solve complex problems using intellectual capabilities with good judgment of practical sense.
We look for people who aspire to lead—lead themselves, their teams, their communities—and can foster effective teamwork in order to drive results.
We look for people who can present and articulate how they have been instrumental in making a quantifiable difference to an organization, project or team’s success.
We look for people who are innovative and always in search for new ways to do things better
We look for people who are enthusiastic and persistent about solving puzzles, who crave for success. In short, people who are committed to creating change.
Undergraduate & Masters
Undergraduates, master’s candidates, and applicants with less than three years of work experience typically join Cornerstone as Business Analysts or Business Analyst Interns.
Business Analyst (BA)
The Business Analyst (BA) position offers an opportunity to gain broad business experience, be exposed to learn by working in various sectors, and have a clear impact on clients.
Summer Business Analyst Intern (BAI)
Undergraduates (between their third and fourth years of school) and master’s students may also apply for Cornerstone’s business analyst internship program. These are short-term roles lasting approximately 10 weeks for students as part of their summer internship or co-op training.
Master of Business Administration
MBA candidates join Cornerstone as Associates or Summer Associates.
Associates tackle advanced and challenging problems our clients face, including assessing new markets, framing new business models, analyzing competitors’ performance, carrying out due diligence for acquisition targets, and driving it all to bottom-line financial returns.
Summer Associates (Internships)
First-year MBAs who would like to experience working during the summer may apply for a Summer Associate (SA) position.
Prepare for the Interview
The interview process for Business Analysts and Associates typically includes up to two rounds of two 30-45 minute case interviews. Based on real cases, these are designed to help us get to know you better and to give you insight into what it’s like to work at Cornerstone.
Please apply using our online application. Once your application is received, we will review it and inform you if you are selected for an interview.
The online application requires the following:
• Cover letter (MS Word Doc or PDF files only)
• Resume/CV (MS Word Doc or PDF files only)
• Educational background information
• Relevant test scores (GMAT, GRE, and TOEFL)
The case interview presents a real business problem typical to what our project teams work to resolve every day: The interviewer will walk you through steps that may range from identifying a critical issue to breaking down a problem into parts, to identifying solutions.
These are not brainteasers designed to stump you but rather are based on real-world examples. There are no right answers, and this is not a test: We’re less interested in your knowledge of business terms, current events, and strategic frameworks than in getting to know how you work.
We’ll reflect how you approach the problem, how critically and creatively you think, how you use data, how well you communicate your ideas, and how you might go about implementing them.