IBMer Stories

In the Age of Transformation and Change—This is Why I Choose IBM

(3 min read) By Koushik Banerjee I have been in IBM for over 9 years and have handled a plethora of roles over time. I started off in treasury and am currently heading strategy and planning for the Real Estate Strategy & Operations (RESO) for India and South Asia. When I look back at my […]

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A Colorful Journey: One IBMer’s Inclusive Experience

(3 min read) By: Violeta Fabé I have worked for IBM for 13 years, but I have not always been out. When I started working for IBM in Madrid, Spain, where I am originally from, I was very “closeted”. It has been an amazing journey since then. After coming out at work to my colleagues […]

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Cool Projects, Challenging Tasks, and a Supportive Team: Our First Year as Developer Advocates

(3 min read) With Thato Tshetlhanyane and Kefentse Mathibe The IBM Developer Advocacy is a graduate program that hones tech professionals to educate developers about a specific technology and grow a community of researchers, students, educators, and coders on the path toward achieving a unique advantage. In this program, Developer Advocates become part of a […]

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My Advice for a Successful Mentoring Relationship

(6 min read) By Michael J Martin Being a mentor is all about the learning and development of a person who is junior to you. Mentorship connects a more experienced professional with someone who is less experienced; an informal relationship to exchange knowledge, provide guidance, and share experiences, all aimed to help the mentee succeed […]

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Small Town Girl Puts “International” in IBM

(3 min read) Growing up in a tiny town in upstate New York, Miranda Velonis knew two things: First, she was whip smart. Second, it was a great big world and she wanted to see it. Step one was getting an education. As an undergrad at Bentley College (now University), Miranda majored in Accounting but […]

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7 Reasons My IBM Internship Got Me Off to a Great Start

By Kathryn Kodama (5 min read)   IBM Canada recently received the “Employer of Excellence Award 2018/19” from the McMaster University Faculty of Engineering for hiring the greatest number of co-op students over the past 5 years and having the top internship program. Kathryn Kodama is one of our developer interns from McMaster University where […]

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Brazil Launches P-TECH to Develop Future Tech Professionals (EN, PT)

English Portuguese (4 min read) Just like in many other parts of the world, Latin America needs skilled labor more than ever. According to the International Data Corporation (IDC), the region will have a shortage of more than 550,000 IT professionals by 2019, especially in new technologies including cloud, cyber security, artificial intelligence and networks. […]

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Ask, Learn, Grow: The Secret to Getting a Job You Love

By Prapthi Cariappa Kayapanda (4 min)  I joined IBM as an IT intern three years ago. Our specific role was not decided on the first day of internship. Two days after the internship began, I had a meeting with my manager where we discussed about my previous experience and the courses I had learned during […]

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Adopting a Growth Mindset to Achieve the Extraordinary

By Kawther Haciane (2 min read) #BeEqual is instilled in our core values; our blue DNA. IBM values diversity and offers equal opportunities for all to achieve their full potential. I have been with the IBM Security Services business unit in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) for the past three years and it has […]

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IBM India’s Inspirational Executive on How to Grow Your Career

(5 min read) The Inspirational Executive Series consists of interviews with our executive IBMers to demonstrate how you can successfully build an executive career in this increasingly demanding market. Juggling work, life, and family commitments is a daunting challenge, but this series reveals how, with careful time management, flexible leadership, and a willingness to embrace […]

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This is Why I Volunteer

By James Cleaver (2 min read) It’s 2:00am and I’m crouched over my computer screen, staring blankly. I know I have an error in my code somewhere—a forgotten comma, colon, or some other minor error, but unable to focus enough to solve it. In less than 18 hours there will be 100 teachers walking in […]

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