Veteran 2K Hiring Initiative

An IBM commitment to hire 2,000 veterans by the year 2020.

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An IBM commitment to hire 2,000 veterans by the year 2020. We are seeking the best military and veteran talent to join us as we work in an innovative way to address world problems through cognitive technology solutions. We appreciate your commitment to serving our country and are dedicated to hiring based on the skills and experiences you have gained. Consider joining us in a new civilian career at IBM!

Partnerships

IBM is proud to be a featured military friendly company.

Partnerships

Today's IBM Veterans

Dewayne

Procurement Professional
IBM Procurement
Services

Joined IBM in 2017

Brandi

Information Developer

Joined IBM in 2015

Chris

GBS Cloud Application
Innovation – Client
Solutions Executive

Joined IBM in 2014

Veteran and Transitioning Military Career Event Locations

New event dates coming January 2018

Veterans Event Calendar

Date Event Location Career Fair Dates

November 8

Los Angeles, CA

November 8

November 15

Fort Lee, VA

November 15

December 12

On-line

December 12

Veteran Career Outreach Events

  • US Chamber Foundation Transition Summits

    Two-day events focused on the military-civilian career transition. Transition Summits are held on U.S. military installations around the world to prepare transitioning service members and military spouses for the transition and educate recruiters and community leaders on military hiring best practices. Please connect with us at an upcoming US Chamber of Commerce Foundation Transition Summit.

  • Service Member Opportunity Blitz (Austin, TX) - Early 2018

    IBM wants to connect with veterans and transitioning service members interested in working to help better our society. This event is an insider look at how IBM’s cognitive technology helps connects our experiences, passion and goals as we help provide business solutions. It will be held at the IBM facility in Austin, TX and more information will be posted Feb. 2018.

Transitioning Military/​Veteran Featured Tools and Tips

Transitioning Military/ Veteran Job Search Tips infographic

Veteran opportunities at IBM

About you

Veterans make great IBMers and are an integral part of our workforce! Be represented in the executive ranks, management, and throughout every business unit or division in IBM.

Training and Programs

If you are interested in on the job training coupled with comprehensive learning for new skills development

Full Time/Part-Time Opportunities

If you have the skills and experiences to begin work now or immediately following your transition.

New Collar Jobs-roles which are based on skills and experience rather than advanced degrees.

Entry Level Jobs-roles which require either work experience or additional education and training.

Experienced Professional Jobs-roles which required extensive years of work related experiences and pertinent education

Self ID

Because we do business with the government, we must reach out to, hire, and provide equal opportunity to qualified veterans. To help us measure how well we are doing, we are asking you to tell us if you are veteran. Completion of the form as part of the application is voluntary, but we hope that you will choose to fill it out. If you are applying for a job, any answer you give will be kept private and will not be used against you in any way.

Training and Programs

If you are looking to enhance or develop new skills for use in the marketplace or job field

i2 Analyst Notebook

IBM Academic Initiatives for Veterans

IBM Veterans Corporate Fellowship Program (Fort Hood)-Jan. 2018

Apprenticeship and Internships

(If you are interested in on-the-job training coupled with comprehensive learning.)

Apprenticeships are longer term (12-18 months) experiences.

Internships are shorter term (10-12 weeks) experiences primarily during the summer.

Current apprenticeship and internship opportunities

About you

Because we do business with the government, we must reach out to, hire, and provide equal opportunity to qualified veterans. To help us measure how well we are doing, we are asking you to tell us if you are veteran. Completion of the form as part of the application is voluntary, but we hope that you will choose to fill it out. If you are applying for a job, any answer you give will be kept private and will not be used against you in any way.

Joint Base Charleston (SC)

Established in 1941. Located in North Charleston, SC and Goose Creek, SC

Coordinates: 32° 53′ 55″ N, 80° 2′ 26″ W

Camp Pendleton (CA)

Established in 1942. Located in San Diego County, CA

Coordinates: 33° 20′ 0″ N, 117° 25′ 0″ W

Fort Carson (CO)

Established in 1942. Located in El Paso / Pueblo / Fremont counties, CO

Coordinates: 38° 33′ 20″ N, 104° 50′ 33″ W

Joint Base Lewis-McChord (WA)

Established as Joint base 2010, Fort Lewis est. 1917, McChord Field est. 1930. Located near Lakewood, WA

Coordinates: 47° 8′ 15″ N, 122° 28′ 35″ W

Camp Lejeune (NC)

Established in 1941. Located in Jacksonville, NC

Coordinates: 34° 35′ 0″ N, 77° 20′ 0″ W

Schofield Barracks (HI)

Established in 1908. Located in Honolulu County, HI

Coordinates: 21° 29′ 52″ N, 158° 3′ 48″ W

Dewayne Townesend

Dewayne

Procurement Professional, IBM Procurement Services

Raleigh, NC

University of South Carolina-Bachelors of Science in Business Administration

United States Marine Corps

My current role has been an excellent introduction to business administration; I’ve had the opportunity to hone my Analytical skills. I’ve worked on an internal Request for Proposal for RESO that has allowed me to use my skills as a Project Management Professional to wow my co-workers.

Brandi Swope

Brandi

Information Developer

Raleigh, NC



BA in English, Christopher Newport University
MS Technical Communication, North Carolina State University

United States Marine Corps

It was a challenging transition from the military to IBM and I have learned a lot in two years. I am known for getting the job done, and I am proof that a veteran who grew up without much opportunity can get somewhere with hard work and focus. I'm currently working with development teams across the globe to create content for new software products.

Chris Coughlan

Chris

GBS Cloud Application Innovation – Client Solutions Executive



United States Naval Academy

US Navy

I’ve been very lucky to be in high-profile client facing roles throughout my IBM career. The business transformation value that I’ve been able to bring to my clients through our IBM solutions has been a very impactful experience. Our clients look to us for technology leadership, and as a company, I think we do an exceptional job advising our clients effectively and bringing them the value they need.