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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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The Girl Who Cracked the Code: Interview with the IBM Vault Winner

With Keni Mou (7 min read) In September 2018, IBM hosted an online problem-solving game for students in the US. The IBM Vault was an interactive alternate reality game where players were given puzzles to crack “digital locks” over a period of three weeks. Only those who solved each lock in the least amount of […]

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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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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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IBM Executive on Building Diverse Teams and Empowering Them to Focus on Outcome-Based Performance

On this issue of The Inspirational Executive Series, we are featuring Hui Li Lee, Vice President for Asia Pacific IBM Global Business Partners, as she shares her view on building diverse teams and empowering them to focus on outcome-based performance. The Inspirational Executive Series consists of interviews with our executive IBMers to demonstrate how you […]

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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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The Apprenticeship Week Series: Reinventing Careers with IBM Apprenticeships

As we conclude our National Apprenticeship Week celebrations, we wanted to share reflections from some of our recent apprentice graduates – now all full-time IBMers!   Dale Haiducek, IBM Cloud Private Support Engineer The apprenticeship program gave me the skills, knowledge, and freedom to pursue my desired career; one which is much different than the […]

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The Apprenticeship Week Series: A Cybersecurity Apprentice Shares His Story

As part of our celebration of National Apprenticeship Week, Michael Bell, a Cybersecurity apprentice in our IBM offices in Rocket Center, WV, has shared his story and advice for potential future apprentices.  By Michael Bell   As a new apprentice in IBM GBS’s new cybersecurity apprenticeship program, I am very eager to start my career […]

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Grow with “SWIFT” – An Inspiring Network of Women at IBM Services

By Alicia Lamb and Megan Zhu   As a fresh college graduate, I was excited to start my first job as a consultant in IBM’s Global Business Services. After a few weeks of training, I officially started to work out of the San Francisco office. I was feeling a bit overwhelmed and unsure of how […]

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