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As an Entry Level Consultant, you will have the opportunity to join a cohort of talented and committed colleagues on a two-year journey designed to develop you into a top consultant at IBM. IBM is transforming, and consultants play a critical role in that journey. With over 1,000 consultants on hundreds of different client projects, the entry level consulting program is an opportunity to experience a variety of roles, grow as a consultant and transform into an IBM leader. You are supported by program managers, buddies, project managers and extensive in-person training - beginning with boot camp to develop core consulting skills on day one. Each starting consultant is aligned to a practice where they develop subject matter expertise in one or more industries as they work on multiple projects during the two-year program. You will receive a collaborative, challenging and transformative experience

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What does IBM do now?

IBM is now hiring entry-level consultants

  • Join an elite development program, unmatched in the marketplace.
  • Be part of a unique and specialized community; connect locally with your peers and managers.
  • Foster your collaboration and networking skills with globally accessible teams.
  • Develop a specialized skillset through experiential learning and a tailored education path.
  • Experience a variety of role(s) and projects, as well as peer-led initiatives.
  • Benefit from customized career planning and mentoring.

IBM’s Entry Level Consultants program opens doors. Take advantage of this opportunity to broaden your expertise among a diverse and esteemed global network of colleagues. IBMers represent some of the most extraordinary, sophisticated and insightful people from around the world—mentors and connections that will continue to propel your career forward for a lifetime.

Consulting Roles

Entry Level Technology Consultant

As the Entry Level Technology Consultant, you may be aligned to one of the following areas:

Technology: you will help design, develop and integrate solutions using best practice technologies, tools, techniques and products our clients demand today.

Data Science/Engineering: you will work on cross-sector projects that help clients implement Watson Cognitive Solutions to digitally reinvent their strategy and operations by leveraging unstructured data, driving greater efficiency and the transformation of their entire enterprise through cognitive insights.

Entry Level Business Consultant

As the Entry Level Business Consultant, you may be aligned to one of the following areas:

Business Transformation: you will work on projects that help clients integrate strategy, process, technology and information to increase effectiveness, reduce costs and improve profit and shareholder value.

Enterprise Applications: you will develop your expertise in one of the following areas of SAP, Oracle, Microsoft Dynamics, Workday or SharePoint solution suite, and help our clients integrate enterprise-wide data for improved performance and efficiency.

Design / User Experience: you will focus on designing world-class digital user experiences in support of our clients’ experience strategies by addressing user needs and the appropriate expression of their brands.

Analytics: you will focus on defining key business problems to be solved; formulating mathematical approaches and gathering data to solve those problems; developing, analyzing/drawing conclusions, testing solutions and presenting to the client; and enhancing performance by applying advanced mathematical modeling, simulation, data analytics, optimization techniques, and data visualization.

Opportunities

IBM is now hiring entry-level consultants

We require:
  • Willingness and ability to travel 4 days a week (home on weekends – based on project requirements) but up to 100% travel if business and client needs require
  • Reside within a reasonable commuting distance (generally 80 kilometers or less) of one of the following cities: Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal and Calgary.
  • Minimum 3.2 GPA Preferred

Think you're a good fit?

If so, we'd love to meet you in-person at one of the many schools, conferences and events that we'll be attending. All candidates must apply online. If we are at your school, you can apply through your school program.

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Joël

I had the pleasure of joining IBM Services by way of the Entry Level Consultants program in 2012 after graduating from HEC Montreal business school with a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) with specialization in Information Technology. I joined as a member of the SAP Practice and in my two years in the program developed deep expertise in the fields of procurement and SAP system management.

I joined the Entry Level Consultants program at the time for a few reasons:

  • I wanted to work in project-based, fast paced environments
  • I wanted to get exposure to multiple industries and clients over the course of multiple years to gain a deep understanding of how our business world works
  • I saw it as an accelerator for learning practical, in-demand skills that would serve me my entire career

What I didn’t expect is that the Entry Level Consultants program would also:

  • Connect me to an incredible network of motivated, like-minded and passionate individuals
  • Empower me to modernize my organization from within
  • Give me the tools to proactively plan and manage my career development with mentors through regular career discussions
  • Help me establish the behaviors and reflexes needed to sell and lead initiatives with our clients

Today, I work on selling and delivering complex procurement department transformation projects while managing the career development of my team in this service area. The specialization I developed as part of the Entry Level Consultants program helped me constantly generate value in the situations I encountered and set me up for success in the team lead, project management and people management opportunities that followed in my career.

Joël

I had the pleasure of joining IBM Services by way of the Entry Level Consultants program in 2012 after graduating from HEC Montreal business school with a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) with specialization in Information Technology. I joined as a member of the SAP Practice and in my two years in the program developed deep expertise in the fields of procurement and SAP system management.

I joined the Entry Level Consultants program at the time for a few reasons:

  • I wanted to work in project-based, fast paced environments
  • I wanted to get exposure to multiple industries and clients over the course of multiple years to gain a deep understanding of how our business world works
  • I saw it as an accelerator for learning practical, in-demand skills that would serve me my entire career

What I didn’t expect is that the Entry Level Consultants program would also:

  • Connect me to an incredible network of motivated, like-minded and passionate individuals
  • Empower me to modernize my organization from within
  • Give me the tools to proactively plan and manage my career development with mentors through regular career discussions
  • Help me establish the behaviors and reflexes needed to sell and lead initiatives with our clients

Today, I work on selling and delivering complex procurement department transformation projects while managing the career development of my team in this service area. The specialization I developed as part of the Entry Level Consultants program helped me constantly generate value in the situations I encountered and set me up for success in the team lead, project management and people management opportunities that followed in my career.

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Stephanie

I’m Stephanie Chabot and I joined the Entry Level Consultants program in October 2017.

I majored in Accounting at the John Molson School of Business and was highly involved in case competitions. The logical transition was to work in consulting. IBM won me over by having the Entry Level Consultants program, which equips new consultants with the tools and opportunities that will guide us in our consulting careers.

Since then, I’ve worked on a variety of projects including proposal work in Digital Strategy in the pharmaceutical industry, building a business case in the mining industry, to implementing SAP in a government project.

I started in the Advanced Analytics practice and made the change to the SAP practice. That’s one of the great things about being an IBMer, the opportunities within the company are endless.

I’ve had the chance to work on the PMO team in one of Canada’s biggest projects, where we oversaw a team of over 200 external consultants. This gave me the chance to interact directly with the top partners and clients and be heavily integrated in day-to-day logistics of an SAP project. From there, I found the opportunity to specialize in the finance and accounting module, which fits with my previous experience. With the highly skilled team I’m on, my functional knowledge improves greatly every day.

Stephanie

I’m Stephanie Chabot and I joined the Entry Level Consultants program in October 2017.

I majored in Accounting at the John Molson School of Business and was highly involved in case competitions. The logical transition was to work in consulting. IBM won me over by having the Entry Level Consultants program, which equips new consultants with the tools and opportunities that will guide us in our consulting careers.

Since then, I’ve worked on a variety of projects including proposal work in Digital Strategy in the pharmaceutical industry, building a business case in the mining industry, to implementing SAP in a government project.

I started in the Advanced Analytics practice and made the change to the SAP practice. That’s one of the great things about being an IBMer, the opportunities within the company are endless.

I’ve had the chance to work on the PMO team in one of Canada’s biggest projects, where we oversaw a team of over 200 external consultants. This gave me the chance to interact directly with the top partners and clients and be heavily integrated in day-to-day logistics of an SAP project. From there, I found the opportunity to specialize in the finance and accounting module, which fits with my previous experience. With the highly skilled team I’m on, my functional knowledge improves greatly every day.

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Diana

My name is Diana Cheptene and I joined IBM’s Entry Level Consultants program in April 2015. I graduated from McGill University in 2014 with a Bachelors of Commerce, specializing in Global Strategy, Marketing and Entrepreneurship. The IBM Interactive Experience (IBM iX) team seemed like a great fit for me since I had previous experience in running a start-up that developed websites and web applications. So far I’ve been a part of six projects, covering areas from digital and business strategy to web and mobile application design.

I joined the Entry Level Consultants program because I wanted to grow my skills and experience while having strong support from executives and build a network of like-minded, ambitious, young professionals across North America. Since Entry Level Consultants is a rotational program, I’ve been exposed to a variety of industries, such as aerospace, healthcare, telecommunications and oil and gas.

What I love about the program is the ability to take on work that fits with my interests and helps me grow my skills quickly. Also, by working closely with Partners and Associate Partners, I’ve been involved in developing new business opportunities by getting to know our clients and understanding their needs, which is incredibly valuable to me as a consultant.

I’ve also been able to take initiative and add value by contributing to internal IBM projects. In the past few months, a couple of other entry level consultants and I have identified an opportunity to transform the experience of employees during campus recruitment. We developed a proposal for a solution and pitched our idea to the executives. We’ve been given funding to make it happen!

Currently, I’m the lead user experience designer for a large oil and gas company in Calgary. I led the product design stream for a first-of-a-kind web application focused on optimization and data visualization to drive efficiencies in the oil extraction process. It’s great to work with clients and get this hands-on experience so early in my career.

Diana

My name is Diana Cheptene and I joined IBM’s Entry Level Consultants program in April 2015. I graduated from McGill University in 2014 with a Bachelors of Commerce, specializing in Global Strategy, Marketing and Entrepreneurship. The IBM Interactive Experience (IBM iX) team seemed like a great fit for me since I had previous experience in running a start-up that developed websites and web applications. So far I’ve been a part of six projects, covering areas from digital and business strategy to web and mobile application design.

I joined the Entry Level Consultants program because I wanted to grow my skills and experience while having strong support from executives and build a network of like-minded, ambitious, young professionals across North America. Since Entry Level Consultants is a rotational program, I’ve been exposed to a variety of industries, such as aerospace, healthcare, telecommunications and oil and gas.

What I love about the program is the ability to take on work that fits with my interests and helps me grow my skills quickly. Also, by working closely with Partners and Associate Partners, I’ve been involved in developing new business opportunities by getting to know our clients and understanding their needs, which is incredibly valuable to me as a consultant.

I’ve also been able to take initiative and add value by contributing to internal IBM projects. In the past few months, a couple of other entry level consultants and I have identified an opportunity to transform the experience of employees during campus recruitment. We developed a proposal for a solution and pitched our idea to the executives. We’ve been given funding to make it happen!

Currently, I’m the lead user experience designer for a large oil and gas company in Calgary. I led the product design stream for a first-of-a-kind web application focused on optimization and data visualization to drive efficiencies in the oil extraction process. It’s great to work with clients and get this hands-on experience so early in my career.

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Laura

My name is Laura Germain and I joined the Entry Level Consultants program as a consultant in the Business Analytics and Strategy service line of IBM in June 2015. After graduating from McGill University with a Bachelor in Chemical Engineering and a minor in Management, I was looking for a high-impact role that was both challenging and rewarding.

During my interview for the Entry Level Consultants position, I was asked why I wanted to join IBM. My answer was and still remains the same – IBM cultivates personal growth, learning and professional development. That is the reason why I am excited to be a part of the Entry Level Consultants community.

Within my first year in the program, I’ve been immersed in exciting projects and have had the opportunity to work with four major clients in the Montreal area. Each project brought a different sets of challenges that allowed me to learn and develop skills in client interactions, data services, project management and digitization, along with business processes around finance and procurement.

Right now, I’m finishing a mandate in digitization for a bank in the Montreal area and working for a global retail and manufacturing company undergoing a major SAP implementation. I’ve gained so much from the program and each day brings new, exciting work. If you enjoy learning and challenging yourself, then the Entry Level Consultants program is for you!

Laura

My name is Laura Germain and I joined the Entry Level Consultants program as a consultant in the Business Analytics and Strategy service line of IBM in June 2015. After graduating from McGill University with a Bachelor in Chemical Engineering and a minor in Management, I was looking for a high-impact role that was both challenging and rewarding.

During my interview for the Entry Level Consultants position, I was asked why I wanted to join IBM. My answer was and still remains the same – IBM cultivates personal growth, learning and professional development. That is the reason why I am excited to be a part of the Entry Level Consultants community.

Within my first year in the program, I’ve been immersed in exciting projects and have had the opportunity to work with four major clients in the Montreal area. Each project brought a different sets of challenges that allowed me to learn and develop skills in client interactions, data services, project management and digitization, along with business processes around finance and procurement.

Right now, I’m finishing a mandate in digitization for a bank in the Montreal area and working for a global retail and manufacturing company undergoing a major SAP implementation. I’ve gained so much from the program and each day brings new, exciting work. If you enjoy learning and challenging yourself, then the Entry Level Consultants program is for you!

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Tad

My name is S M Tadmir Bin Chisti, but many choose to keep it just a “tad” bit shorter and call me Tad. I graduated from the University of Waterloo’s Nanotechnology Engineering program in May 2015. Unlike many of my peers, I chose to start my career at the client site instead of the research lab. In June 2015, I interviewed and began my journey as a consultant in IBM Interactive Experience (they also like to keep it a “tad” bit shorter and call themselves IBM iX). It was meant to be!

The Entry Level Consultants program seemed like the perfect opportunity for me to showcase my diverse experience, learn new skills and finally get some use out of my wardrobe of fancy suits. It offered flexibility, the opportunity to travel and access to some of the most advanced technologies in the market. It had everything I needed to build my career.

On the first day, my manager asked me two important questions: what can you do and what do you want to do. I was offered a project manager role on a small internal project. From then on, the trajectory has been exponential. I was soon nominated as the resource staffing manager for our team and also assigned as the project manager on a large, highly complex development project for a mobile app.

Based on my contributions in my practice and on my projects, I received the IBM Manager's Choice Award and a GBS Service Excellence Award. Currently, I’m the program manager at one of our major clients where my fancy suits are really coming in handy!

Tad

My name is S M Tadmir Bin Chisti, but many choose to keep it just a “tad” bit shorter and call me Tad. I graduated from the University of Waterloo’s Nanotechnology Engineering program in May 2015. Unlike many of my peers, I chose to start my career at the client site instead of the research lab. In June 2015, I interviewed and began my journey as a consultant in IBM Interactive Experience (they also like to keep it a “tad” bit shorter and call themselves IBM iX). It was meant to be!

The Entry Level Consultants program seemed like the perfect opportunity for me to showcase my diverse experience, learn new skills and finally get some use out of my wardrobe of fancy suits. It offered flexibility, the opportunity to travel and access to some of the most advanced technologies in the market. It had everything I needed to build my career.

On the first day, my manager asked me two important questions: what can you do and what do you want to do. I was offered a project manager role on a small internal project. From then on, the trajectory has been exponential. I was soon nominated as the resource staffing manager for our team and also assigned as the project manager on a large, highly complex development project for a mobile app.

Based on my contributions in my practice and on my projects, I received the IBM Manager's Choice Award and a GBS Service Excellence Award. Currently, I’m the program manager at one of our major clients where my fancy suits are really coming in handy!