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 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 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 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.”