Congratulations to Carl Hooks (B.A in International & Area Studies, Washington University in St Louis; M.A. in Economics, Peking University), an alumnus of the University of Oxford Programme for the Future of Cities Summer Course (Class 2018), for recently being hired by a city building consultancy firm called HR&A Advisors to join their New York City office as a Research Analyst. Carl wrote "I'm thrilled since HR & A was my top choice in terms of job opportunities. It's a very team-based firm with projects across a wide range of real estate, urban planning, and economic development practices. I listed the University of Oxford Future of Cities Summer Course on my resume and was asked about it multiple times during interviews. The team-based course project I completed for Oxfordshire County Council and Oxford City Council during the summer course definitely helped me get this job, as it's the type of work consultants at HR&A do on a regular basis.''