Undergraduate Institution: B.A., Government
George Washington University School of Law
I was attracted to Hanover by the opportunities and challenges of working with clients from a broad range of industries. Every client partnership requires that the researcher understand the fundamentals of the client’s business so that our market analysis can add value and provide actionable insights. Each project provides an opportunity to learn something new about a company and the industry in which it operates, which keeps the job fresh and intellectually rigorous.
Making an Impact:
Clients look to our team at Hanover to answer business questions that are not answerable by just addressing the “low-hanging fruit.” Often, these are questions of such a narrow scope that easily accessible data is limited. Therefore, to be able to address our clients’ inquiries sufficiently, we sometimes engage with key market participants for market insight or develop new methodologies to generate useful and relevant information. As a more tenured colleague explained to me in my first few weeks at Hanover, when the data is lacking, incomplete, or misleading, “we build out our own database” to clear the hurdle.
Tips for New Recruits:
Persist and work hard. As researchers become more advanced, the company will provide them opportunities to take on increasingly challenging projects and responsibilities. Know that as you take on more complex projects, the company will provide you the resources you need to help you succeed in your projects and in your career.
Listen and contribute. There are regular meetings with research peers where best practices and institutional knowledge are shared, so be present and active in them.
Seek senior input. Senior-level employees are always willing to provide guidance when it is sought, so don’t hesitate to approach them.