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You've invested plenty in the education and skills you bring to IBM. As a new hire, IBM considers you to be a valuable investment in the company's future success. And we're committed to your continued career growth and achievement.

Welcome to a new beginning.

You'll learn how IBM works, how to maximize your contribution to the company, how to successfully navigate within IBM and connect with your colleagues.

You'll be encouraged to actively plan your IBM career with development guidance and tools available to you at every stage of your career.

You'll quickly start to realize that you're experiencing the opportunity of a lifetime: collaborating with experts, answering big questions and transforming your increasing knowledge, skills, acumen into real results for clients around the world. But, don't just take it from us — hear what some of our new hires are saying:

Brandy
 
 
 
Brandy
IBM Global Business Services, United States

Have you had an opportunity to make an impact early in your career?

"I've had the opportunity to work on global teams since joining IBM. My very first client-facing role was a project in Stockholm, Sweden. As a new project manager, I now have responsibilities for teams in India, Europe and Canada. My initial work has been leveraged globally through a white paper and a business case."


Kanika
 
 
Kanika
IBM Global Business Services, India

Have you had an opportunity to make an impact early in your career?

"I had an opportunity to collaborate with IBMers from all over the world while working on a project release. It was very challenging — and rewarding — to work with such a diverse team."


Sergio
 
 
 
Sergio
IBM Sales & Distribution, Mexico

What have you learned about IBM that you didn't know before working here?

"Prior to joining the company, I thought IBM was primarily a hardware and IT company. I've since learned IBM is also the world's largest consultancy and that their strategy is to sell solutions. It was really interesting to learn IBM has more U.S. patents than any other company."


Sebastian
 
 
 
Sebastian
IBM Global Technology Services, Poland

Have you had an opportunity to make an impact early in your career?

"Yes. As an Information Technology Specialist, I started my career by helping craft source code, and then I become responsible for a number of application modules. Over time, I started to design bigger and more complex IT solutions. Now, I am leading one of the most important contracts in my department."


Husein
 
 
 
Husein
IBM Software Group, Canada

What have you learned about IBM that you didn't know before working here?

"I didn't realize how many opportunities there are within IBM. I've had the chance to have multiple careers, further my education and work on global solutions which have positively impacted clients, co-workers, partners and the environment."


Jing Jing
 
 
Jing Jing
IBM Integrated Managed Business Process Delivery, China

Have you taken advantage of any of the IBM learning programs offered to IBMers?

"IBM provides a vast array of opportunities for training or e-learning. The training I attended in the past year has really benefited my daily work and made me more competitive."



IBM's full range of business and IT career offerings run the gamut from marketing, sales, IT, consulting and HR, to finance, research and development, as well as manufacturing and supply chain logistics.

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International students

Your studies abroad have already primed you for a job with a global company, but how can you find out if there is a global opportunity for you at IBM?

We've developed an International Student Hiring Program designed to help you find the right opportunity for you.


Learning is just the beginning

Student programs at IBM

You've been absorbing a lot of information these past few years. Now it's time to channel your energy and innovative thinking into the world of commerce. IBM's student programs are designed to provide the kind of valuable, real-world experience that accelerates preparation for a professional career.

IBM joins with colleges and universities to provide work experience that offer students the opportunity to apply classroom theory to practice in the workplace. Such programs are an important recruiting channel for IBM because they help management identify high-potential prospective employees.

Co-op or intern?

Although there are slight differences between an intern and a co-op position, the terms are often used interchangeably within the company. IBM co-ops and interns are enrolled in a cooperative education program at an accredited four- or five-year college or university, and pursuing a bachelor's or advanced degree.

The majority of IBM interns work at the company during summers between academic sessions. An IBM co-op student may work at any time of the year, full or part-time.

Hear more from our interns and co-ops:

Gabriela
 
 
 
Gabriela
IBM Global Business Services, Brazil

Have you taken advantage of IBM's learning programs?

"Yes. Career development is really encouraged here. I've attended some informative internal seminars where I had a great opportunity to hear Dr. Jean Paul Jacob speak. I've also taken advantage of the resources that are available on IBM's internal career development Web site."


Dupe
 
 
 
Dupe
IBM Software Group, Human Resources, United States

Describe a typical work day at IBM.

"I can't really say that I have a 'typical' day. I get to work on multiple projects during the course of a day with people from all over the world, so no day is exactly the same, which keeps the job interesting."


Bryan
 
 
 
 
Bryan
IBM Software Group, Canada

Have you taken advantage of any of the IBM learning programs offered to IBMers?

"Not only does IBM offer many training sessions to enhance employees' credentials, but managers actively encourage employees to take advantage of these opportunities. I was able to enroll in a course called 'Powerful Business Writing,' which has proven useful in my day-to-day tasks and will be a transferrable skill in the future."


Chiew Yen
 
Chiew Yen
IBM Sales & Distribution, Malaysia

What real-world experience have you had as an intern?

"In my job, I need to interface with upper management, so I'm continually developing my communications skills."


Jessica
 
 
 
 
Jessica
IBM Global Technology Services, United States

What have you learned about IBM that you didn't know before working here?

"Before working at IBM, I thought it was a company that I personally had no connection with in the real world. After being here for a couple of weeks, I learned it's not the case. For example, the Wii and Playstation games that I play have parts made by IBM. And, IBM is helping to keep me safe by helping the New York Police Department fight crime."


Jesse
 
 
Jesse
IBM Corporate Headquarters, United States

What real-world experience have you had as an intern?

"I am doing financial analysis of worldwide agency expenditure for IBM. The files I create, and the analysis I perform are extremely important and provide a basis for producing an agency budget."



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