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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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Women in Consulting: “It’s Right and Okay to Get What You Want”

On this issue of #WomenInConsulting, we are featuring Shirley Held  – a Partner, Cognitive & Analytics, Public Service at IBM Services. She shares her favorite part of working at IBM, her passion and advice on career development.   Name:  Shirley Held Position/Positions Held at IBM:  Partner, Cognitive & Analytics, Public Service, IBM Services Current Work […]

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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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How the Military Set Me Up For College, Seeing the World, And Working at IBM

Veterans and those who love them make no shortage of sacrifices on behalf of this country. But one sacrifice that’s perhaps not as readily acknowledged is the obstacles both veterans and military spouses can face when building out their careers in the civilian realm. Joining the military comes with its fair share of challenges, to […]

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Why My Naval Aviation Background Primed Me For a Global Role at a Top Company

Among the transferable skills one gains in the military? A global outlook. Just ask Heidi Hulsing, a project manager of global storage architecture at IBM. With her military background in naval aviation, Hulsing had been seeking a way to continue utilizing her worldly perspective in a civilian career when she first joined IBM, in 2003. […]

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