Large vs. Small: Why West Monroe Was Right for Me

As the countdown to graduation becomes a savory pastime, the inevitable questions flow from loved ones and peers: “where are you going to land when you graduate?” The question of what field to enter wasn’t nearly as difficult for me to answer as it was for others, and little did those asking the question realize I’d be flying on regional jets most Monday mornings.…

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Data for Good: Tackling the Open Data Movement

Last month, I had the opportunity to attend O’Reilly’s Strata Conference as a representative of West Monroe’s Advanced Analytics team. Strata focuses on trends in Big Data and Analytics, two of the hottest topics in the technology world today. At Strata, I was exposed to emerging Big Data architectures and design patterns, and had the chance to meet passionate and influential technologists in...

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4 Ways You Can Leverage Meetup.com to Build Your Professional Network

Meetup.com is a great vehicle for you to use to get in touch with other people with similar interests. The website hosts user-created groups based on a certain skill, activity, hobby, or cause (for example, the Technology for Women Meetup Group and The Chicago Agile Methodology Group). Organizers of these groups schedule meetups on a regular basis, allowing group members to gather and share...

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Performance Services: A combined distributed and centralized service desk can lead to better customer service

Businesses choose to outsource IT services for many reasons that range from quality to cost to focus.   The Performance Services (“managed services”) team at West Monroe Partners helps clients by outsourcing applications and infrastructure management.   A key component of our offering is our Service Desk which is our face to our client’s employees and in some cases, our client’s...

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A Look Into the Life of an Advanced Analytics Intern at West Monroe Partners

As we approach the end of our 12 week internship with the Advanced Analytics practice at West Monroe Partners, we’re reflecting on the journey and what we learned during the summer. The two of us accepted our offer to join the Advanced Analytics team without knowing what all to expect. We both knew very little about consulting as a whole, but were very intrigued by the unique technology...

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3 Big Reasons Why Liberal Arts Students Make Great Consultants

A liberal arts education refers to college studies that provide general knowledge and develop intellectual ability. It is a well-rounded education that goes beyond career prep in a narrowly defined field to give students the foundational skills of critical thinking, quantitative analysis, writing, and speaking that tend to serve graduates well in diverse fields of human endeavor. …

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From the Windy City to the Twin Cities – Transferring within West Monroe

Since starting my career at West Monroe Partners in June 2013, I always imagined I might transfer to another office – I just didn’t think it would happen this soon. On April 1st, I officially joined the Minneapolis office. After 21 months at our corporate headquarters in Chicago, it was time for me to start the next chapter of my personal and professional journey.…

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Managing the Campus Recruiting Supply Chain

Managing the Campus Recruiting Supply Chain

When people hear the term “supply chain management”, many envision the typical diagram consisting of suppliers, manufacturers, distributers and retailers all working in conjunction to efficiently provide a product or service to the consumer.  Although companies typically use concepts in SCM to optimize their supply chain operations, firms can also use similar methodology in order...

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What’s Your Personal Brand? Manage Your Brand for Career Success

 “Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You.” – Dr. Seuss This inspirational quote from Dr. Seuss reminds us of the importance of being ourselves. This lesson from childhood applies to personal branding in the workplace today. In this blog post, part 1 of a 2 part series, I share my personal branding experience and explore the need for managing...

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Global Service Fellowship Program | A Journey for Gender Equity In the Workplace

“One of the most courageous things you can do is identify yourself, know who you are, what you believe in and where you want to go.” — Sheila Murray Bethel Packing two suitcases of clothes and random items from my Chicago apartment, I embarked on my Global Service Fellowship Program (GSFP) adventure on Thursday, September 11th.…

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