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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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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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Kindness Brings Us Together – How I Accomplished the Boston Marathon with an IBMer Guide

By Erich Manser (5 min read)   “A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions, and the roots spring up and make new trees.” —Amelia Earhart. For me, the experience of running this year’s Boston Marathon was even more powerful than normal. This from a guy who survived the 2013 bombings, ran […]

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How to Nail the Corporate to Entrepreneurship Transition (and Vice-Versa)

(8 min read) Stephanie Trunzo isn’t one to play it safe. After attending graduate school at Carnegie Mellon, she started her career developing technology at IBM. But after 13 years with the company, she took the biggest risk of her career — and the risk she is most proud of. In 2011, she left a […]

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How IBM Creates a Culture of Learning

By Gordon Fuller (5 minutes read) Today, learning opportunities are exploding everywhere on the net and in the enterprise. Learning happens formally and informally. From employer-provided job enablement courses in a Learning Management System (LMS) inside a corporate firewall, to enthusiast videos on YouTube—the days of the monolithic, corporate LMS are forever gone. To revolutionize […]

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IBM Named One of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers for 2019 (EN, FR)

English Français In March 2019, IBM Canada was named as one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers for 2019, selected by Mediacorp and published in The Globe and Mail (Canada). These are just a few of the reasons why IBM Canada was given this recognition: IBM Canada manages a global leadership development program to nurture high […]

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Best Practices to Help Maximize Your Strengths during Interviews

 By Adam G. Staton There is a constellation of schools of thought about excelling in your interview. No two interviews are the same. However, here are some practices to alleviate the unknowns and allow you to play to your strengths. Do Your Homework Research the team ahead of time. Focus on the specific group and […]

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