IBM’s consulting business is looking for bright and inspired graduates to join Consulting by Degrees, our world-class development program.

New digital technologies along with cloud, mobile, analytics and cognitive computing are changing how we engage and work with one another. The Consulting by Degrees program targets high performers and provides focused training, one-on-one mentoring, career guidance, and practical experience to help you gain the expertise and know-how that you need to become tomorrow’s leaders.

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A unique opportunity in today’s market, this transformative experience is designed to nurture and develop high-performing candidates and accelerate their career paths to leadership positions.

Consulting by Degrees will help you to experience, grow, and transform your consulting career, with opportunities to:

  • Fast-track your career in an elite development program unparalleled in the consulting world
  • Join a close-knit community of your peers and contribute to a dynamic team of experienced consultants
  • Be a part of the global Consulting by Degrees community and interact with others in the program from around the world.
  • Work on a diverse range of client projects for the world's biggest and best brands and organizations


We are looking for recent graduates from all backgrounds and geographies to become full-time Consulting by Degrees consultants. In some countries, we also have internship opportunities.

Basic global requirements include:

  • Successful secondary school completion
  • In process of obtaining Bachelors, Graduate or Masters degree
  • Ability to work in your country of interest
  • Willingness and ability to travel to client locations

We have opportunities around the world, so if this sounds like a great way to launch your career, check our current list of opportunities and apply online. If we believe you are a good fit for IBM, we will contact you. We will carefully review your application and determine if there is a match between your interests and skills and current consulting opportunities.


Takiyah H.

United States

Takiyah graduated from Elon University with a degree in Business Management and Leadership Studies. After joining Consulting by Degrees program, she has had experiences as a project management assistant on a mobile app redesign, a communications specialist for a data center consolidation, and in organizational change management. She is also active in the Consulting by Degrees community, helping to coordinate social and professional events for her colleagues.

“Ever since I stepped foot into IBM I've had a terrific experience. I particularly enjoy the amount of responsibility I have been given. I feel that I am actually making an impact on a business process. My confidence has grown and I have learned to voice my opinion with the support of my mentors. Knowing my opinions are valued and can shape a business outcome is rewarding.”

Ayumi K.


Ayumi started her career with IBM after graduating from Keio University with a degree in Law. Ayumi’s primary role has been as a business consultant, and she has helped an online business improve their business process as well as a Financial Services client apply Watson to develop an auto claiming system. Ayumi aspires to help merge business strategy and digital strategy to solve our client’s challenges using IBM methods and products.

“The Consulting by Degrees program always demands the levels necessary to achieve the goals of the client. Though the level of requirements is high, this allows us to grow faster and greater than other companies, leading to performances higher than the expectations of the clients. The Consulting by Degrees program prepares individuals to exceed expectations in all aspects, allowing us to positively take on challenges for ourselves.”

Antonia-Catharina S.


Antonia-Catharina recently completed the Consulting by Degrees program and is progressing her consulting career in the area of Cognitive Computing. She joined IBM after graduating from the University of Mannheim with a degree in Business Informatics. Her work experience includes project management and Cognitive Value Assessment to validate Watson apps.

“The Consulting by Degrees program was for me the best possibility to join IBM! Consulting by Degrees enabled me to build a global network of newcomers and experienced IBMers in a short time. I had the chance to participate in specific consultant trainings, and I was prepared for my role as an IBM consultant very well by working with various clients in diverse job roles during the program.”

Josh H.

United States

Josh has a degree in Computer Information Systems from Clark Atlanta University. Since joining Consulting by Degrees, Josh has gained experience as a business analyst, developer, administrator, and systems analyst, while working for Public Services clients. Josh recently completed the Consulting by Degrees program and is enjoying the next phase of his career at IBM in Consulting.

“The Consulting by Degrees team is special. You have a network of peers and mentors who support and guide you through your first years at IBM. Learning through their knowledge helped me accelerate my own career. [The program] taught me to be resourceful, think on my feet, analyze a situation, and readily solve problems. I had an exceptional Consulting by Degrees experience, and I am grateful for the foundation it provided me to launch the rest of my career at IBM.”