Intern Glossary

Think consulting might be right for you? A West Monroe internship is a great way to find out—and you’ll need to know some of our buzzwords. Check out this brief glossary.

Intern Glossary

Career Advisor 

A dedicated, experienced professional who is invested in your career growth. They’re an expert in the field and want to show you the ropes. Not only will they oversee your work, but they’ll be a mentor, a sounding board, and maybe even a friend.  

Intern Onboarding 

West Monroe’s own official training program, where you’ll learn the strategies that have made us a top consultancy. You’ll collaborate with your internship class, meet our leadership team, and take away valuable insights from real-life projects of all sizes and across industries.


A consulting career requires more than just brainpower. To make the most impact for our clients, we leverage proven strategies that are repeatable and can be systematically applied across different projects. You’ll have the opportunity to learn critical business or technical methodologies from the professionals who designed them. 

Practice Area 

Technical whiz kid? Supply chain guru? Practice areas are unique business functions that align with our consultants’ areas of focus and subject matter expertise. At West Monroe, we want tech-savvy business leaders who have an entrepreneurial spirit and want to be an expert in their chosen field. When you begin your internship with West Monroe, you’ll join a practice area that will provide the most educational opportunities based on your field of study.  

Review Cycle 

Your internship doesn’t end with a pat on the back (although you’ll probably get one of those, too). Our program concludes with valuable feedback designed to help you in the next phase of your journey, wherever that might take you. Your career advisors and project team will give you a formal review to assist you in becoming the best consultant you can be.  

Service Event 

We strongly believe in bettering the communities in which we work and live, and we want team members who share that belief. You’ll have the opportunity to make a difference to a local cause while spending time with your fellow interns having fun, and doing good.  

Sounds different, doesn’t it? If you think West Monroe might be a good fit for your consulting internship experience, meet us at one of our on-campus events.

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