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Consultant Spotlight: Meet Rachel, Business Consultant in UX Design

(4 min read) Rachel Degnan joined IBM’s Consulting by Degrees (CbD) programme as a Business Consultant in August 2017. She graduated from the University of Leeds with a degree in Mathematics and Management (Industrial). She did her placement year in IBM and returned after graduating. She’s currently developing her skills as a User Experience (UX) […]

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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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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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What Asian Heritage Month Means to Me – Coffee Chat with Serena Chan

(5 min read) We grab a coffee with IBMers from around the world, and share our chat in the IBM Careers Blog. Today, you will meet Serena Chan, Partner Financial Services Sector, TD Bank Account IBM Global Business Services. In the morning, I like my coffee… I quit coffee ; )  Every now and then I […]

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5 Working Moms Share Inspiring Stories of Balancing Motherhood and Career

(10 min read) Making a choice between family and career is something that working moms around the world have to face every day. This becomes especially hard with children needing special care. Going back to work, staying at work, or continuing on an upward career trajectory becomes difficult to some mothers who need to balance […]

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Motivated by Learning and Leading: This is Why I Stay at IBM

By Melanie Dauber (4 min read)   When I joined IBM after college in 2016 I realized that the beginning of a new career was far from predictable. There was no longer a syllabus of what was scheduled to be taught – and it was up to me to structure each week’s curriculum, find my […]

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