Three Lessons Learned from the Indeed Interactive Conference

Three Lessons Learned from the Indeed Interactive Conference

This spring I attended the Indeed Interactive Conference in Austin, Texas. Indeed accounts for more hires globally than any other source, so the conference was a great opportunity for me to hear about current trends in the market from industry leaders, and see other great speakers like Malcolm Gladwell. My initial goal was to write about what I learned when I first returned from the conference...

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Hackathon Series: 4 Tips for Getting Started with Kaggle

Hackathon Series: 4 Tips for Getting Started with Kaggle

Recently, about a dozen of us at West Monroe spent an afternoon getting familiar with Kaggle, an online data science community centered around sponsored competitions. This was the first in a series of hackathons where we aim to expose ourselves to new tools and methods of data analysis. The Kaggle competitions range from the introductory ‘Titanic: Machine Learning from Disaster’ to...

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5 Internship Dos and Don’ts from West Monroe’s Inaugural Intern Class of 2007

5 Internship Dos and Don’ts from West Monroe’s Inaugural Intern Class of 2007

Internships are designed to be a win-win: students can experience a slice of what “real life” looks like at a company, and the company can evaluate potential new hires. In 2007, five of us were selected to kick off West Monroe’s first official group of interns. Believe it or not, each of us has remained with the firm and grown into leadership positions across the office.…

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West Monroe Actively Builds Tomorrow’s Leaders

West Monroe Actively Builds Tomorrow’s Leaders

West Monroe Sets the Stage Here at West Monroe Partners, our mission is to”Build the Next Generation of Leaders”.  This can be hard to believe or just downright frightening if you are new to the workforce, take it from a millennial at their first job like me. How can a brand new hire start building up leadership skills, advise on topics they have limited experience in, and continue...

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We Stand For Equal Pay

We Stand For Equal Pay

In the U.S., women earn about 76 cents per dollar earned by men on average, but the causes of the gender pay gap are a bit more complicated. Here at West Monroe Partners we are committed to doing our part to close the gender pay gap, which is why we have pledged our commitment to equal pay for equal work and experience on Glassdoor.…

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How to Love your Job: Surprising Inspiration from a Disney Short Film

How to Love your Job: Surprising Inspiration from a Disney Short Film

I had one of those “I love my job” moments the other day at a cardio class. Not as an instructor, but as a consultant (and class member). I was there to observe the experience of the class for a customer engagement project and to interview some participants afterwards. It was the first moment I realized, while doing my high knees and grapevine, that this was my job.…

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Respect the Tech(nologist)

Respect the Tech(nologist)

Having spent over a decade as a software developer, and half those years as a consultant, I’ve partnered with and been part of many different company tech divisions. One challenge I’ve seen repeatedly across disciplines and industries is that of hiring and retaining the best technical talent. One reason I work as consultant is because I know I am surrounded by the very best people.…

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Bringing (West Monroe) Solutions to the World

Bringing (West Monroe) Solutions to the World

The Program West Monroe launched the Fischer Global Service Fellowship Program in 2013, aimed at supporting meaningful causes with a global impact while providing West Monroe employees with priceless experiences and learnings that they can apply upon their return to better-serve themselves, their communities, and their clients. Following the submission and acceptance of a proposal detailing...

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Unity and Inclusion LA Sparks Dialogue on Diversity in Tech

Unity and Inclusion LA Sparks Dialogue on Diversity in Tech

This weekend, I had the opportunity to participate in the 2017 Unity and Inclusion LA event hosted by 500 Start-Ups; a special one-day event that brought together entrepreneurs, investors and the greater tech community to hold a dialogue about the future of diversity & inclusion in tech. While we did not don the signature pink knit hats, no one failed to recognize the significance of...

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