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How I Found Myself at IBM

By Hisham Darwish (2 min read)  Being a son of a Diplomat, I lived in multiple countries across different continents and from a young age I’ve experienced the virtues of having a multicultural background. My journey started with my birth in Caracas (Venezuela), then moved to Cairo (Egypt), my country of citizenship, then lived for […]

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What on Earth is IBM? I Returned, Only to Discover a New Company

By Felix Ekwueme I recently returned to IBM after exactly three years away from my last role within the company as a product manager. Since leaving IBM, I have been involved in a number of very exciting and challenging projects, from turning an idea to a venture backed startup now valued at $10 million, to […]

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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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Being Part of the Forefront of Security Solution: Life at IBM Security at Belfast

(8 min read) Claire, Emma, and Shay work in IBM Security based in Belfast, Northern Ireland. We spoke with them to find out what it’s really like to work in IBM Security, and ask what advice they would give to others who are exploring a career in the same field.   Please tell us a […]

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How to Break into Offering Management and Grow Your Career

(12 min read) It hasn’t been long since IBM established the Offering Management discipline – a practice where Offering Managers develop into solution owners in the world of product management. But what is this really all about, and what type of work do Offering Managers do? We listened in on the conversation of Andrea Morgan-Vandome […]

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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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Want to Change Career Paths? Here’s How to Make a Pivot

Many of us start at our first job out of college thinking it will set us up for the rest of our career. And stepping off that path seems like a huge risk. When you’re on a straight and narrow career path, it’s easy to panic if you want to make a change. The good […]

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How My Manager Supported Me In My Career During My Pregnancy

By Jeyashri Ganesan (4 min read) My first day as an IBMer is still so fresh in my mind – 15th May 2008. It seemed as if I sleepwalked from college directly into the IBM campus as my dream came true. I was awestruck by the corporate culture and ethics and values of IBM. The […]

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