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You can read more about the NYFAC here: https://www.redstonestrategy.com/case-studies/new-york-city-food-assistance-collaborative/
Plentiful here: www.plentifulapp.com
You can read more about our work in helping implement AB 1755 (CA) here: https://www.redstonestrategy.com/publications/ca-open-water-data/
Feel free to input questions here as you think of them.
Do you look at some of the international water policy and strategy?
How would you describe Redstone’s work culture?
Hello. Thanks for hosting this. I have a question about clients. Looking through the website, it seems most of your clients are public entities (govs, non-profits, etc.) Do you work other clients? Private, etc.
You mention data as a crucial component to drive your strategy - what challenges do you run into with data availability and/or quality for some of the large scale projects you mentioned?
For international projects, how, if at all, do you connect with local infrastructure?
Especially mentioning that you have multiple clients focusing on one issue, especially water, how much of your work focuses on identifying synergies between clients and actually creating those partnerships that will increase efficiency and impact?
Saseen, how have you engaged community members who are impacted by the Food Assistance Collaborative? How do you assess community values and needs?
Thanks for addressing work/life balance.
How do you staff projects? As an analyst, do you have the opportunities to express preference for projects in specific sectors?
Another question on staffing — how much say do analysts have in their location preference across the three offices?
How many projects do you work on at any time? How long do projects last?
Could you describe what you feel is the best part of your job and what you feel is the least favorite part?
What unique qualities does a social sector consulting firm like Redstone look for in an application?
Any questions on what we look for in applicants we'll get to in just a short while!
1. How often is travel required? International travel?2. It seems many analysts come in with a background in STEM. As someone from a business background who is very interested in the work but may not have as much exposure to some of the technical work that may be required of analysts (such as GIS skills), would this be an issue?
What does working on a project entail, do they vary per project?
Great question, Sarah - we're addressing this topic in just a few minutes
Great question, Kathy - same as my response above, we're heading into that topic shortly!
Where do you find clients/projects? Are you actively looking for new clients or does most work come to you?
As you’ve mentioned, Redstone is a small firm but has been growing. Do you see the firm growing significantly in the near future or is the plan to keep the company smaller?
Do you visit clients abroad?
Good to know!
The focus of your recruiting is on college students, do you consider more experienced applicants.
To answer Lisa's question -yes, we do.
We'll be talking about the case interview next
Would a business student without much political/social sector experience be at a disadvantage?
THis is a good reference: https://www.amazon.com/Case-Point-Complete-Interview-Preparation/dp/0971015880
When and where would the interviews take place?
This is such a valuable webinar! Thank you for taking some of the mystery out of what can be an anxious process.
Redstone analysts do a lot of client facing work. Do you work with the communities you are serving often? Specifically, Saseen, how have you engaged community members who are impacted by the Food Assistance Collaborative? How do you assess community values and needs?
what kind of writing sample would be best to submit with the application? would something on the social sector be better vs a class assignment?
Could you describe what you feel is the best part about consulting and what you feel is the least favorite part?
00:58:20 Skyler Chin:How are employees evaluated? How frequently do employees receive feedback?
Are analyst positions 2 year commitments?
Does Redstone provide H1B visa sponsorship?
Hello Preet, unfortunately we do not at this time.
Another question on the the writing sample—would scientific research papers be good examples, especially if this research was done independently?
What are some places analysts move on to after their time at Redstone?
1. Are there differences among offices in the types of projects that they do? For example, since water is a major problem in California, does the Redwood city have more water related projects than the Boulder or NY office?2. How large is each analyst class?
Each analyst class is usually up to 3 people each year
Is it 3 analysts per location or 3 overall?
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My apologies if I missed it, but I don't see a prompt to upload the writing sample on the application page -- is that separate?
As a philosophy major, most of my writing is quite theoretical. In addition, while I’ve done writing more relevant to your guidelines in my internships, most of that is confidential/not able to be submitted. Is it fine to submit that?
Most of my business professors favor brevity - is 2 pages too short?
@skyler - could you email us at firstname.lastname@example.org?