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Redstone Webinar Analyst Focus - Shared screen with speaker view
Redstone Boulder
18:55
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Redstone Boulder
21:07
You can read more about the NYFAC here: https://www.redstonestrategy.com/case-studies/new-york-city-food-assistance-collaborative/
Redstone Boulder
21:24
Plentiful here: www.plentifulapp.com
Redstone Boulder
22:41
You can read more about our work in helping implement AB 1755 (CA) here: https://www.redstonestrategy.com/publications/ca-open-water-data/
Redstone Boulder
23:08
Feel free to input questions here as you think of them.
Lisa Bates
23:36
Do you look at some of the international water policy and strategy?
anunn15
24:28
How would you describe Redstone’s work culture?
Kathy Lee
24:47
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.
Lauren
25:04
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?
Teni
25:46
For international projects, how, if at all, do you connect with local infrastructure?
Teni
26:42
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?
Annabel Drayton
29:11
Saseen, how have you engaged community members who are impacted by the Food Assistance Collaborative? How do you assess community values and needs?
Lisa Bates
29:29
Thanks for addressing work/life balance.
Samantha
31:34
How do you staff projects? As an analyst, do you have the opportunities to express preference for projects in specific sectors?
Rachel An
32:31
Another question on staffing — how much say do analysts have in their location preference across the three offices?
anunn15
33:00
How many projects do you work on at any time? How long do projects last?
Preet Jain
33:33
Could you describe what you feel is the best part of your job and what you feel is the least favorite part?
janicezhang
34:41
What unique qualities does a social sector consulting firm like Redstone look for in an application?
Redstone Boulder
35:13
Any questions on what we look for in applicants we'll get to in just a short while!
Kathy Lee
35:28
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?
sarahpinhasov
35:29
What does working on a project entail, do they vary per project?
Redstone Boulder
35:49
Great question, Sarah - we're addressing this topic in just a few minutes
Redstone Boulder
36:25
Great question, Kathy - same as my response above, we're heading into that topic shortly!
Samantha
36:41
Where do you find clients/projects? Are you actively looking for new clients or does most work come to you?
Samantha
38:39
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?
Teni
42:43
Do you visit clients abroad?
Teni
43:01
Good to know!
Lisa Bates
44:42
The focus of your recruiting is on college students, do you consider more experienced applicants.
Redstone Boulder
46:02
To answer Lisa's question -yes, we do.
Lisa Bates
46:12
Thanks!
Redstone Boulder
48:15
We'll be talking about the case interview next
erinmarkey
52:34
Would a business student without much political/social sector experience be at a disadvantage?
Redstone Boulder
52:42
THis is a good reference: https://www.amazon.com/Case-Point-Complete-Interview-Preparation/dp/0971015880
Redstone Boulder
53:14
https://www.scribd.com/document/289378955/Michigan-Case-Book
anunn15
55:48
When and where would the interviews take place?
Lisa Bates
56:12
This is such a valuable webinar! Thank you for taking some of the mystery out of what can be an anxious process.
Annabel Drayton
56:41
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?
Rachel An
57:43
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?
Preet Jain
58:15
Could you describe what you feel is the best part about consulting and what you feel is the least favorite part?
Unknown Speaker
00:58:20 Skyler Chin:How are employees evaluated? How frequently do employees receive feedback?
Redstone Boulder
59:45
recruiting@redstonestrategy.com
jadetso
01:00:16
Are analyst positions 2 year commitments?
Preet Jain
01:02:16
Does Redstone provide H1B visa sponsorship?
Redstone Boulder
01:02:35
Hello Preet, unfortunately we do not at this time.
jadetso
01:02:56
Another question on the the writing sample—would scientific research papers be good examples, especially if this research was done independently?
Rachel An
01:04:28
What are some places analysts move on to after their time at Redstone?
Kathy Lee
01:09:02
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?
Redstone Boulder
01:09:50
Each analyst class is usually up to 3 people each year
erinmarkey
01:10:23
Is it 3 analysts per location or 3 overall?
Redstone Boulder
01:10:29
Feel free to visit our Opportunities page for application deadlines: https://www.redstonestrategy.com/opportunities/
Redstone Boulder
01:11:05
And don't hesitate to reach out if you have any further questions: recruiting@redstonestrategy.com
Skyler Chin
01:11:13
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?
saimraza
01:11:25
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?
anunn15
01:12:25
Most of my business professors favor brevity - is 2 pages too short?
Redstone Boulder
01:12:31
@skyler - could you email us at recruiting@redstonestrategy.com?