From the Command Post to the Boardroom

From the Command Post to the Boardroom

To mark National Military Awareness Month, I decided to share my story of transition from the military to civilian life. Many distinctions exist between the military and the civilian world and these differences can be hard to navigate for those making the transition. One day while watching television, I saw an Air Force recruiting commercial.…

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5 Tips for Wearing (& Rocking) Your New Hat In a “Stretch Role”

5 Tips for Wearing (& Rocking) Your New Hat In a “Stretch Role”

While approaching my two-year mark at West Monroe, I’ve experienced different levels of comfortability with my assigned project roles. I feel especially fortunate to have been assigned opportunities considered “stretch roles” where I have worn hats I never expected to wear, be it a “technical” hat or a “project manager” hat.…

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Reflections from Behind the Desk: The War for Talent and Candidate Experience

Reflections from Behind the Desk: The War for Talent and Candidate Experience

It seems like the trend towards automation in the talent acquisition space has gotten to a point where recruiters need to be reminded we are dealing with humans. While advances in technology such as predictive analytics to help us better determine where to source and aggregators that gather social data and contact information on target candidates help us as recruiters, these tools should be...

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Living the Entrepreneurial Dream: Celebrating 15 Years in Business

Living the Entrepreneurial Dream: Celebrating 15 Years in Business

  One of America’s finest defining characteristics is our longstanding history and tradition of entrepreneurship: Going out on your own. Hanging out a shingle. Taking the risk to start something new. That is exactly what Dean Fischer, Susan Stelter, Matt Rager and I did, 15 years ago. With a clean slate and no clients, we met at Miller’s Pub in Chicago.…

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Day in the Life: Operations Excellence Intern Edition

Day in the Life: Operations Excellence Intern Edition

At West Monroe, we approach internships differently. To be the best, we need the best, meaning our interns accepted the challenge to go beyond the typical internship. Our interns took on an array of engaging, transformative challenges, ranging from assisting on client sites/projects, to developing new and innovative software. Specifically, our Operations Excellence interns had something to say...

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Five Pieces of Advice I’m Taking from my Internship

Five Pieces of Advice I’m Taking from my Internship

After two and a half months as an intern on the Technology and Advanced Analytics team at West Monroe’s Seattle office, I’m taking a lot of advice with me back to school this fall. This experience taught me much more than what I could discuss in a single blog post, and I’m confident the skills I learned this summer will help me as I complete my final year of school and move on to the working...

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5 Benefits of an All-Inclusive Open-Office Seating Plan

5 Benefits of an All-Inclusive Open-Office Seating Plan

My internship with West Monroe Partners’ Technology team is approaching the end. As I reflect, I must say I have enjoyed every moment of it. West Monroe has always pitched themselves to potential interns and new hires as a company with a truly unique culture. As someone who has interacted with the company from within and without, I am very confident when I say the hype surrounding this...

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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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