In today's competitive global marketplace, we can't stand idle as universities in other nations graduate more engineers than the United States. To respond to this issue, IBM has been focused on helping our nation produce more engineers and scientists by working closely with several organizations in the science of emerging technologies, innovation and business so they can be on the forefront of America's competitive advantage.
IBM has formed these innovative partnerships to help strengthen its relationship with the constituency organizations listed below by forming a talent team of new and experienced IBMers. These talent teams advocate, promote and facilitate the success of those constituencies in the fields of engineering, science, mathematics and other technical professions.
By supporting the organizations below and by linking them to the creative resources of IBM's technology leadership, the partnerships are a key component of IBM's strategy to attract, enhance, recruit and hire top technical talent in the U.S.
American Association for the Advancement of Science [AAAS]
AAAS is an international non-profit organization dedicated to advancing science around the world by serving as an educator, leader, spokesperson and professional association. Founded in 1848, AAAS serves some 262 affiliated societies and academies of science, serving 10 million individuals. AAAS publishes the journal Science, as well as many scientific newsletters, books and reports, and spearheads programs that raise the bar of understanding for science worldwide.
American Association for People with Disabilities [AAPD]
AAPD is the largest national non-profit cross-disability member organization in the U.S., dedicated to ensuring economic self-sufficiency and political empowerment for the more than 56 million Americans with disabilities. AAPD works in coalition with other disability organizations for the full implementation and enforcement of disability nondiscrimination laws, particularly the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.
American Indian Science & Engineering Society [AISES]
AISES is the largest non-profit educational and service organization representing both student and professional American Indian and Alaska Natives in engineering and technical fields in the world with seven regions across the U.S. and Canada, 17 Professional Chapters, and 200+ Student Chapters (K-18). AISES's mission is to substantially increase the representation of American Indian and Alaska Natives in engineering, science and other related technology disciplines.
Chinese Institute of Engineers [CIE]
CIE, founded in 1917, is one of the earliest not-for-profit engineering societies in the U.S. Every year, as part of U.S. National Engineers Week, they host the Asian American Engineer of the Year Award. This event is the only national program which creates a meaningful platform to recognize outstanding Asian American professionals in academia, public services and corporate entities for their contributions to our nation and communities.
Founded in 2004, GettingHired's mission is to create sustainable employment growth and opportunity for people with disabilities. The GettingHired internet based portal accomplishes its mission by serving and connecting job seekers with Disabilities, Committed Employers, Advocacy Organizations, and Service Providers.
Launched in November 2008, LGBTCareerLink, Out & Equal’s own job search tool, links diversity-friendly employers with top LGBT talent. LGBTCareerLink expands the scope of communication between prospective employees and employers and fills the previously unmet need of LGBT-specific career resources.
National Consortium for Graduate Degrees for Minorities in Engineering and Science, Inc. [GEM]
The GEM Fellowship programs are designed to offer opportunities for underrepresented minority students to obtain MS degrees in engineering and Ph.D. degrees in engineering and natural and physical sciences through a program of paid summer internships and graduate financial assistance. For 29 years, companies and universities have worked together providing graduate education in engineering and science to more than 2,600 underrepresented minority students.
National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering [NACME]
Since 1974, NACME has provided leadership and support for the national effort to increase the representation of successful African American, American Indian and Latino women and men in engineering and technology, math and science-based careers.
National Society of Black Engineers [NSBE]
NSBE, with more than 10,000 members, is the largest student-managed organization in the country. NSBE's mission is to increase the number of culturally responsible Black engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally and positively impact the community. NSBE is comprised of more than 270 chapters on college and university campuses, 75 Alumni Extension chapters nationwide and 75 pre-college chapters in six regions across the U.S.
Reaching Out MBA
Reaching Out MBA promotes the education, visibility, and networking capabilities of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender business leaders in the U.S. and around the globe. Since 1999, graduate business students have hosted an annual conference to provide a forum for students, recent alumni and business leaders to share information, build networks and promote cooperation.
Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers [SHPE]
Founded in 1974, SHPE, is the largest organization for Hispanics in engineering, math and science with 10,000 students and professional members in the U.S. and Puerto Rico. Today, SHPE has a strong but independent network of 7 regions hosting 43 professional chapters, and 179 student chapters.
Society of Women Engineers [SWE]
SWE, founded in 1950 is a not-for-profit educational and service organization. SWE is the driving force that establishes engineering as a highly desirable career aspiration for women. SWE empowers women to succeed and advance in those aspirations and be recognized for their life-changing contributions and achievements as engineers and leaders.