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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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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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Why My Naval Aviation Background Primed Me For a Global Role at a Top Company

Among the transferable skills one gains in the military? A global outlook. Just ask Heidi Hulsing, a project manager of global storage architecture at IBM. With her military background in naval aviation, Hulsing had been seeking a way to continue utilizing her worldly perspective in a civilian career when she first joined IBM, in 2003. […]

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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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IBM’s Cybersecurity Apprenticeship Program: Growth and Continuous Learning Ahead!

by Cecelia Schartiger   If you are looking to break into a career in cybersecurity, then be ready for a fulfilling career that makes a difference and provides many avenues for growth and continuous learning. Cybersecurity is a fast-paced career field that requires an individual to stay up-to-date with the latest threats, vulnerabilities, and education […]

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The Apprenticeship Week Series: Learning Cybersecurity as Apprentices

Cybersecurity is one of the most critical issues in the tech world today and it is important that our employees develop the right skills and expertise that will continuously advance their capability to protect our systems and transform the industry. We spoke with William Hood, Isaac Ritter, and Brandon Wolfe about their experiences learning Cybersecurity […]

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IBM Celebrates US Apprenticeship Week

By Kelli  Jordan IBM joins in the celebration of National Apprenticeship week in the US this November 12-18. This week also marks the first anniversary of the IBM Apprenticeship Program! In the last year, IBM’s Apprenticeship Program has welcomed more than 170 apprentices coast-to-coast, creating new pathways to employment for candidates without an advanced degree. […]

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