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It’s Sometimes About That Little Extra—Advice for Future Interns

(4 min read) By Najeen Riazi I have always considered myself to be lucky. But last year was particularly fortuitous. I was entrusted with one of IBM’s greatest resources—a new generation of talent: the IBM interns. Having been an intern myself at different points in my career, I wanted to save our blossoming talent from […]

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Learning and Connecting to Make Tech More Inclusive

(3 min read) This #BlackHistoryMonth, IBMers are standing together. We’ve asked some IBMers to share with us their thoughts on Black History Month, inclusion in the workplace, and their career journey. Today, we’re talking with Chris Staten, who is part of the Global Technology Services (GTS) Leadership Development Program. Chris shares how, in his quest […]

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4 Things You Can Do Today to Boost Your STEM Career

(3 min read) Phaedra Boinodiris is dedicated to the mission of STEM and inclusivity in her community. She is particularly passionate about AI and Ethics. We chatted with her about the challenges that young students in STEM face today and her advice on how to overcome them. Phaedra shares, “As an advocate for STEM and […]

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Working on Watson: From the Eyes of Our Student Interns

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to make an impact on one of IBM’s biggest products? Meet Andrea Orduna, Emma Perelman, and Jerod Clover—IBM Watson’s summer marketing interns of 2019! The team is working on maintaining IBM Watson’s leadership position in the enterprise AI marketplace by staying ahead of the competition. The Marketing and […]

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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 […]

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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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