Tech Re-Entry

Tech Re-Entry

My Second Act: A Journey Towards Re-Building My Career

By Jill Burns (4 min read) As a Software Developer for Watson In Support, I work in a cognitive support team at IBM using Node.js in a cloud architecture. I started this role in July 2018 after a 12-week STEM re-entry apprenticeship and I consider this my Second Act. I was recently asked to lead […]

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These Women in Security Talk About Re-Launching Their Careers After a Long Parental Break

(3 min read) IBM Tech Re-entry Program was developed to bring back talented technical professionals who took a break from the workforce and were looking to restart their careers. In IBM India, the program was successfully launched in 2018 where we on-boarded the first batch of re-launchers for Security roles. We’ve chatted with these two […]

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IBM Tech Re-entry Program for Sales/Tech Sales Launched In India: Find Out What Makes It Unique

By: Lavanya Lakshmanan (6 min read) The workforce of the future is all about skills. These skills can come from several different pools of talent. At IBM, we have been talking about P-TECH, New Collar Jobs, and Apprenticeship programs with a view that corporate leadership has to venture beyond hiring solely from top-ranked universities. As […]

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7 IBMers’ Stories That You Don’t Want to Miss From 2018

2018 is a big year for both IBM and IBMers around the globe – Some found courage while attending an immersive program that carefully designed, some secured an offer after taking an apprenticeship with cybersecurity team, and some rejoined the workforce after a long career break. These stories are fun and really show you how […]

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This Software Developer Shares How IBM’s ‘Returnship’ Program Helped Get Her Career Back

With Jill Burns (4 min read) After a 10-year break from her technical career, Jill Burns joined IBM in March 2018 through the IBM Tech Re-entry Program—an internship program that provided her with the support and resources to reintegrate back into the workplace. Outside of work, she is a member of “Women Who Code” and […]

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Returning to Work After a Long Career Break Can Be Daunting But This IBMer Shows It Can Happen

With Priti Shah (3 min read) After taking a long break from a career in tech, Priti Shah returned to the corporate world as part of IBM’s Tech Re-Entry program—an internship program that provided her with the support and resources to reintegrate back into the workplace. Joining IBM in March 2017, Priti is a now […]

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Thinking of Returning to the Workforce After a Career Break? This Might Help

With Jen Jones (2 min read) After taking a two-year career break, Jen Jones joined the IBM Tech Re-entry Program as a Data Scientist. Jen—who describes herself as a wife, mom, friend, yogi, golfer, and natural hair enthusiast—comes from a career background in sales and strategy and is currently working with analytics and telling stories […]

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What It’s Like to Return to the Corporate World After Taking a Career Break

With Anna Nguyen (3 min read) Anna Nguyen first worked at IBM in 1996 as a software engineer. In the middle of her rising career, she took a break from corporate life and decided to work as a patternmaker/operations manager/sewist and runway model for a fashion designer, and also acquired and ran a software company. In […]

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My Journey from Taking a Career Break for Motherhood to Rejoining the Workforce

By Avanti Tilak (4 min read) Originally an astronomer by training, I studied supermassive black holes in the nearby universe. After my kids were born, I took a career break as I wanted to enjoy that time with them but it was never meant to be permanent. Once the youngest was old enough for preschool […]

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How I Restarted My Career After a Parenthood Break

By Karuna Barla   When I took a career break from IBM India 13 years ago, it was a bittersweet interruption. On the one hand, I was excited about moving to the United States and starting a family but on the other, I knew I would miss the joy of working with my team. I […]

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