OUR Firm &
Our Aspirations

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide world-class service and insight to our members and to create a welcoming home for exceptionally talented people.

World-Class Member Service
The challenges facing our members grow in complexity daily. It is our objective to be world-class partners in their pursuit of answers and strategy – to support our members in their hardest work.

An Unrivaled Home for Exceptional People
World-class work requires rare talent. It is our goal to create an environment that serves as a second home – a welcoming haven – for exceptional people – those with a hunger to achieve and an instinct to serve.

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide world-class service and insight to our members and to create a welcoming home for exceptionally talented people.

World-Class Member Service
The challenges facing our members grow in complexity daily. It is our objective to be world-class partners in their pursuit of answers and strategy – to support our members in their hardest work.

An Unrivaled Home for Exceptional People
World-class work requires rare talent. It is our goal to create an environment that serves as a second home – a welcoming haven – for exceptional people – those with a hunger to achieve and an instinct to serve.

the IRC Culture Code

Our Values

A CULTURE
OF SERVICE

Both amongst ourselves and in our partnerships, we seek to lead with a culture of service that places member value above all other considerations.

UNCOMPROMISING
QUALITY

We define ourselves by the quality of thought and insight behind the work we produce. Showmanship will not replace substance; as to the quality of our content, we are uncompromising.

Princeton to dc

2012

A Modest Start

A custom research shop on Princeton's campus
IRC was founded in 2012 by three Princeton sophomores. The idea, in the beginning, was to offer high quality research - to any company, on any topic - for a fraction of the cost of a traditional firm. Over the next three years, the IRC founders conducted hundreds of hours of research and data analysis with a few dozen initial clients.
2015

Membership Launch

A full commitment to young talent research
After graduating, IRC's founders focused their efforts on the university recruiting and entry-level talent space. In the winter of 2015-16, the Talent Wars Membership was launched, with the express purpose of advising the nation’s top companies on their entry-level talent strategies.
2018

A National Footprint

A growing membership of top companies
Each year, IRC interviews and surveys thousands of students from top schools nationwide. To date, IRC has gathered data from more than 150 schools in the United States, has crafted more than 100 studies and research briefs on pressing issues, and serves some of the world’s most influential companies.

Princeton to dc

2012

A Modest Start

A custom research shop on Princeton's campus
IRC was founded in 2012 by three Princeton sophomores. The idea, in the beginning, was to offer high quality research - to any company, on any topic - for a fraction of the cost of a traditional firm. Over the next three years, the IRC founders conducted hundreds of hours of research and data analysis with a few dozen initial clients.
2015

Membership Launch

A full commitment to young talent research
After graduating, IRC's founders focused their efforts on the university recruiting and entry-level talent space. In the winter of 2015-16, the Talent Wars Membership was launched, with the express purpose of advising the nation’s top companies on their entry-level talent strategies.
2016

A National Footprint

A growing membership of top companies
Each year, IRC interviews and surveys thousands of students from top schools nationwide. To date, IRC has gathered data from more than 150 schools in the United States, has crafted more than 100 studies and research briefs on pressing issues, and serves some of the world’s most influential companies.

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