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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Rethinking Work-Life Balance: 4-Step Guide to Personal Goal Setting

Rethinking Work-Life Balance: 4-Step Guide to Personal Goal Setting

As an intern at Caterpillar, one of my first mentors said, “We spend more time planning our vacation then we do planning our life.” This concept has resonated with me throughout my career. When I was exploring career opportunities I sought out an employer offering short-term incentives, but also providing challenging career development opportunities while investing in my well-being and...

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Build Your Brand By Finding Your Passion

Build Your Brand By Finding Your Passion

Over my 20+ year career, every year it seems there is a chorus from leadership of “You need to Build Your Brand,” or as we frequently hear in consulting, “You need to Be Known.” Over the last few weeks after having several conversations with my team on this topic, I’ve realized these remarks are not any more familiar than they were 20 years ago.…

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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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