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3 Personality Traits Observed in Prolific Inventors

(3 min read) By Shikhar Kwatra I have always been a curious kid. I like thinking of new ideas and solving different problems that can automate tasks and lead to a better quality of life. As an IBM Master Inventor and a member of invention development teams at IBM, I enjoy ideating and creating new […]

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IBM and Specialisterne Collaborate to Innovate the Process for Neurodiversity Hiring (EN, FR)

English Francais (5 min read) By Dmitri Stupak   In July 2019, the IBM Ottawa Lab in Canada hired six neurodivergent students with the help of Specialisterne, an organization whose goal is to redefine standard hiring practices while helping individuals on the autistic spectrum find gainful employment. On the heels of the successful launch of […]

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The Starburst Effect of LGBT+ IBMers

(3 min read) By Sarah Siegel I am 54 and, unless I work until age 85, more of my career is behind me than in front of me. My career arc came to mind because I recently finished reading the new posthumously published memoir of IBM alumna and my personal hero Edie Windsor, “A Wild […]

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Meet Ingrid: a Neurodivergent QA Specialist and Proud IBMer (EN, FR)

English Francais (4 min read) IBM thinks about diversity the way we think about innovation—both are essential to the success of our business. When we innovate, technology becomes smarter for clients and creates new opportunities for growth. When we incorporate diversity into our business, we create better innovations and outcomes. In 2017, IBM partnered with […]

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Neurodiversity at IBM: When Doing the Right Thing Brings Success for Us All (EN, FR)

English Francais (4 min read) IBM thinks about diversity the way we think about innovation—both are essential to the success of our business. When we innovate, technology becomes smarter for clients and creates new opportunities for growth. When we incorporate diversity into our business, we create better innovations and outcomes. In 2017, IBM partnered with Specialisterne to […]

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IBM Celebrates US Apprenticeship Week 2019

(4 min read) By Tommy Wenzlau November 11 to 15, 2019 is US Apprenticeship week — and what a great week it was! We spent time in Washington DC with members of congress discussing Apprenticeship legislation, the Governor of Missouri recognized IBM as the 2019 Apprenticeship Employer of the Year, the California State Government and […]

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When It Was Time For a Career Change, Rahat Joined This Apprenticeship Program

(2 min read) By Rahat Ahmed-Choudhury My apprenticeship story starts in 2011, during my second year at Rutgers University. I realized I wasn’t sure what career I wanted to pursue. I knew I definitely didn’t want to continue accumulating student debt. This was especially true because I didn’t have the means to afford an education that wouldn’t […]

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IBM is Closing the Skills Gap with Data Science Apprenticeships

(6 min read) The skills gap in the U.S. includes skills and jobs in Data Science. And every company is striving to hire and retain the best talent. Yet, increasing education and job experience requirements do not help employers’ recruitment efforts. To fill this gap, IBM hired the first cohort of Data Science Apprentices in […]

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My Experience as a Chef Helped Me Break Into the Tech World

(3 min read) By Andre Merten In 2006, I moved from Colorado to San Francisco to attend the California Culinary Academy. Upon graduation, I had the opportunity to work in different restaurants, ranging from quaint boutiques, to corporate hotels, to high-end private catering, to a Michelin Star Resort in the Caribbean. Cooking gave me an […]

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From Serving Coffee to Writing Code – How One IBMer Changed the Future of this Apprentice

(5 min read) By Tony Byrd   “Are you serious?” This was my first thought when someone suggested that I make the change from serving coffee to developing code. After all, I don’t have any experience in that field. I have been serving coffee for the last seven years. Speaking of coffee. Have you ever […]

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Meet Cecilia, Army Veteran and Apprentice at IBM

(2 min read) By Cecilia Duffus Looking back at what led me to IBM, it truly is an engrossing tale of how I got here. While considering different options on my transition out of the military, my mentors said I have a great story to tell for interviews. Active Duty  I started off in the […]

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