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Graduate Careers

Accenture offers a wide variety of entry level careers for students and recent graduates within a dynamic, challenging environment.

Overview

You’re working hard for your degree. At Accenture, we invite you to apply your degree and the skills and knowledge you have gained along the way to the next phase of your journey—a dynamic and rewarding career. Bring your talent and passion to a global organization at the forefront of business, technology and innovation, and discover how great you can be in a career where you can help transform organizations and communities around the world.

Why Accenture

When you work with us, you’ll be part of a variety of projects that require you to use your ingenuity, intelligence and ability to solve problems. As a truly global business, we are able to tap into an extensive network of talent and experience. This means you will be continually exposed to bright minds and world-class thinking.

  • Development: As part of our team, we will do everything we can to help you build your knowledge, apply your skills and become greater than you ever thought possible. Whether it’s our average investment of $850 million a year in training and professional development, the coaching and support you will receive from Accenture leaders and the dedicated career counselor we assign to every individual or access to some 20,000 online courses – we will help you learn and grow.

  • Clients: We serve the world’s largest organizations—including 91 of the Fortune Global 100, three-fourths of the Fortune Global 500 and government agencies around the world—working alongside clients at every level of their organization. We bring innovation and differentiated capabilities that help our clients create value, deliver business outcomes and improve performance.

  • People: At Accenture, you will have the opportunity to work with exceptional, down-to-earth people who are passionate about having fun, enjoy what they do and are committed to achieving outstanding results. Get to know more some Accenture people by exploring profiles in our Meet Our People section.

  • Community: We are committed to being good citizens. We encourage our people to use their energy, enthusiasm and skills to make a positive impact in the community and for the environment. Employees can take part in our global corporate citizenship initiative, Skills to Succeed, to help 700,000 people gain the skills they need to get a job or start a business; take temporary assignments in the international development sector with Accenture Development Partnerships; support and implement more eco-efficient office practices, or help clients integrate sustainable solutions into their business. Learn more about our corporate citizenship and environmental programs.

Undergraduate & MBA Careers

Accenture recruits top undergraduate and MBA students from across the United States for rewarding career opportunities in a variety of challenging and exciting areas.

We hire undergraduates for entry-level roles in the following consulting areas:

  • Technology: Our consulting teams combine technology, digital and business operations expertise to envision, design and deliver the end-to-end solutions that our clients—the world’s top organizations—need to become high-performance businesses and governments. We mobilize the right people, skills, alliances and technologies to solve the most complex technology problems and deliver innovative results.

    Working with Accenture, undergraduate hires may deliver everything from point solutions for a single business function to large, to complex systems integration installations spanning multiple businesses and functions, to unleashing the power of digital to drive growth, create new sources of value and transform business.

  • Management Consulting: Undergraduate hires join our Management Consulting Development Program (MCDP) and gain hands-on client experience in a variety of fields to develop essential core management consulting skills across a range of functional specialties. They could be involved in the analysis and development of transformational business models, through to helping clients integrate and operate them.

    Along the way, MCDP analysts get the opportunity to develop strong leadership, problem solving and people management skills.

  • Analytics: As part of our global network of 23,000+ digital professionals, undergraduate joiners will help innovate and develop new ways to deliver results for our global clients—some of the world’s leading brands and governments—as they unleash the power of digital to drive growth, create new sources of value and transform their businesses.

    From data to insights to actions, our forward-thinking analytics consultants provide analytically-informed, issue-based solutions at scale to help our clients improve outcomes and achieve high performance.

  • Strategy: Accenture is looking for top students to join our Strategy Analyst Development Program—an intensive two to three year program designed to provide hands-on client experience and leading-edge training, and develop essential core to help ensure career success.

    Strategy analysts, apply their degrees and skills to our clients’ most pressing business and technology strategy issues. Each project will offer unique career experience and opportunity to grow.

Accenture also recruits top upcoming MBA and Advanced Degree graduates for management consulting and strategy consulting careers.

  • Management Consulting: Aligned to an industry or industry grouping, MBA and Advanced Degree joiners bring strategic thinking, innovative approaches and the ability to deliver tangible value to the world's most prestigious companies and governments.

  • Strategy: As part of the 6,000+ Accenture Strategy professionals in our global community, MBA joiners will provide actionable insights to clients, helping them address priority C-suite issues with strategies they can execute with speed and at scale.

Joing Accenture at the consultant level, MBAs and Advanced Degrees will have ample opportunities to enrich their skills and expertise. We provide access to industry leading tools and resources, including an average of 80 hours of annual training through either Accenture Management Consulting University or Accenture Strategy College, to customize professional development and accelerate career advancement.

From consulting, MBAs and Advanced Degrees can aspire to a wide array of leadership roles within Accenture: lead an industry or offering group, a client account team or a line of business.

Internships

Through internships, mentoring programs and conferences, many up-and-coming students are involved with Accenture before they even graduate.

Accenture offers paid undergraduate and MBA summer internships in various locations around the United States. Interns gain first-hand exposure to the roles and responsibilities of an entry-level analysts and consultants.

Undergraduate interns attend a three-day leadership conference outside of Chicago with other summer interns, and MBA interns have the opportunity to attend Accenture Strategy College with other strategy consulting professionals for formal training and development.

Learn more about Accenture internships.

Student Programs & Scholarships

Accenture Student Empowerment Program: A three-year program aimed at diverse sophomores pursuing careers in business and technology. Participants build a relationship with Accenture throughout their campus career, learn about careers in consulting, foster mentoring relationships and get the hands-on internship experience they need to choose a career path.

Accenture Women's Networking Forum: A virtual networking event with Accenture women from across various offices and career levels that helps top students develop and strengthen their leadership skills, build relationships with Accenture and virtually connect with other outstanding students in the United States and Canada. Register to watch the replay of the 2014 Women’s Networking Forum webcast, Knowing and Growing Your Career Capital.

Accenture Future Technology Leaders Program: A multi-year program, global initiative Accenture is implementing in numerous countries to support undergraduate interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) careers and increase both the number of students with STEM degrees and their employability. Learn more about the program.

Partnerships: We nurture strong relationships with national minority and women’s organizations, such as the National Society of Black Engineers, Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, the Society of Women Engineers, MBA JumpStart, Management Leaders for Tomorrow and others. Learn more about our commitment to inclusion and diversity.

Accenture Scholarship Program for Minorities: At Accenture, we have made a commitment to help support meritorious minority students in pursuit of their dreams. That’s why we established the Accenture Scholarship Program for Minorities. This scholarship was created to encourage minorities to pursue degrees in engineering, computer science, and a variety of programs related to information systems and decision or management sciences.

Recruitment Process

We have a consistent selection process that we use for all our undergraduate and MBA applications. As well as learning more about you and your skills, we also want to give you the information that you need to determine whether or not Accenture is right for you.

  • Getting Started: Your first step is probably to review this website to get a feel for who we are, the type of work we do, our working environment, our people and who we employ.

    If you are currently enrolled in an undergraduate or MBA program at a school where we actively recruit, attend events on campus—from career fairs to student workshops to panel discussions, there are a range of opportunities for you to meet Accenture recruiters and employees on campuses across the country. Check with your Campus Career Center or our Accenture Career Calendar for upcoming events.

    We encourage you to start getting to know Accenture as early as possible—you can stay connected throughout university by joining Accenture communities on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google+.  

  • Application Process: If you are currently enrolled in an undergraduate or MBA program, please check with your Campus Career Center to find out if we are recruiting on your campus. If so, be sure to apply through their career services by the resume deadline, which varies by campus. Typically, Accenture recruits undergraduates and MBAs for full-time positions during the fall campus recruiting period; internship recruiting happens during the early winter timeframe.

    If we missed you on campus, you can apply for entry-level careers via the Job Search section of our website.

  • Initial Selection: Our recruiting team reviews applicant resumes and qualifications, and selects students for an initial interview based on academic background, extracurricular activities, work experience and business need. If you are selected, a recruiter will contact you to schedule the first round interview.

  • Interviews: The interview process varies depending on the role to which you have applied. Entry-level careers candidates can expect to part-take in two-three interviews that may take place on campus or in an Accenture office. During the interviews we will get to know you, understand your qualifications and interests, and evaluate your potential fit with Accenture. You will also have the opportunity to share your experience with Accenture executives, meet analysts and consultants from the local office and learn more about our company.

    Depending on the role for which you are applying, one or more of your interviews may involve a case interview where you will be asked to provide recommendations on an example client scenario, and showcase your thought process to support your rationale.

    Throughout the interview process, your recruiter will provide you with more information to help you prepare for the interview.

  • Offer: Once all interviews are complete, top candidates will be extended offers – typically soon after your final interview. Your offer will contain full details on your position, salary and benefits package.

  • Ongoing Contact: Throughout the recruiting process, Accenture recruiters and campus buddies will stay in touch with you, helping answer questions you may have. If you do accept an offer with Accenture, we provide a number of ways for you to stay in contact with our company prior to your start date.

Tools, Games & Resources

Learn more about Accenture, the work we do, meet our people, and get career search and preparation advise:

  • Read profiles of some of our people working in various areas across Accenture.

  • Play our Skills Trading Card Game to get to know some of our consultants and learn about the achievements they’ve made with Accenture.

  • Explore the Accenture Career Coach for advice on career planning, networking, online branding, resume writing, job search, interviewing, etiquette and attire.

  • Take a tour of the Accenture Communities and see how our work impacts millions of lives every day.

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